James Roderick Mason

Washington Post, The (DC) - September 21, 2001 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Deceased Name: James Roderick Mason

80, who retired from the Atomic Energy Commission in 1976 as deputy director of the division of state license relations, died Aug. 27 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, of complications from Lyme disease.

Mr. Mason was a longtime resident of Bethesda who moved to the Greenspring Village community in Springfield two years ago. He was born in Roanoke and raised in Hagerstown, Md. He was a chemical engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He began his career during World War II at Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he worked on development of the atomic bomb. He transferred to the headquarters of the AEC, now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in 1959. Mr. Mason was a member of the Bethesda Kiwanis Club, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda and the advisory board of the Village Church, a nondenominational church at Greenspring. He also belonged to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and square-dance groups that included the MidAtlantic Challenge Association and Washington Area Square Dancers Association. His marriage to Winifred Wise ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Louise B., of Springfield; two daughters from his first marriage, Karen Siders of Phoenix and Wendy Manzi of Grasonville, Md.; a brother; and three grandchildren. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Washington Post, The (DC) Date: September 21, 2001 Edition: F Page: B6 Record Number: 092101XB06Ob2227 BC-09/21/01X-B06Ob Copyright (c) 2001 The Washington Post