Mason Richard Springstead May 25, 2021

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            NEW BALTIMORE Mason Richard Springstead, 90, of New Baltimore, passed away May 25, 2021. He was the son of the late Milo and Effie Springstead, born March 28, 1931. He attended school in Richmondville, NY.

Mr. Springstead was preceded in death by his wife, Joan. They were married for 66 years.  Also preceded in death were his sisters - Marion Lussier, Myrtle Smith and June Slater.

Mason was drafted and served in Europe during the Korean War.  When he returned, he worked for General Electric/Knolls Atomic Power Lab for 40 years.  After retirement he started his Springstead Fire Extinguisher Service that for many years served the community.  He was a member and had been a trustee at Grace United Methodist Church in Ravena. Mason was a member of the Cornell Hook and Ladder Fire Company and served in many positions, including Fire Chief. 

Mason took pride in his home that he mostly built by himself. He loved to travel with Joan in their motorhome and around the country.  He upheld many traditions for the family, but, was ready to go home to be with Joan in heaven.

Mason is survived by sons, Mark S. Springstead (late wife Sharon) from Little Falls, NJ and Mason R. Springstead Jr. (wife Cathy) from Bel Air, MD. Also, granddaughter, Megan Neurock (husband Jonathan) and great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Malcolm and Maggie from Swanzey, NH. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 on Wednesday, June 16th at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, with full military honors.  Mason will rest with his late wife, Joan.    Contributions in memory of Mason may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143 or to the Cornell Hook and Ladder Fire Co., P.O. Box 400, New Baltimore, NY 12124.