Date of Birth December 26, 1950
Date Deceased September 6, 2020
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.

Dawn L. Mase

HORNELL-Dawn L. Mase, 69, of Hill Street, passed away early Sunday morning (Sept. 6, 2020) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Born in Blossburg, Pa. on Dec. 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Darrell and Nancele (Davis) Mase. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by two brothers, Vernon and Richard Mase and one sister, Carolyn Henderson.

A resident of Hornell since 1964, Dawn was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1968.

For several years she was employed as a phlebotomist at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell and at one time she also assisted in the daily operations of the former Coates Auto Service on Main Street in Hornell. Before her retirement she was employed as a Community Service Coordinator for Arc of Steuben.

Dawn also loved to spend time at her cabin in Almond and enjoyed quilting and playing euchre. Some of her favorite times were those that she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her loving family includes her husband, Lawrence L. “Larry” Reed of Hornell; her daughter, Angela (Scott) Hallett of Chesterfield, Va.; her “heart children”, Michael (Christiane’) Reed of Livonia and Jessica (Michael) Miles-Gallese of Hornell; her 10 grandchildren, Jenna Rae, Joshua, Erin, Hannah, Cayla, Dominic, Isabel, Lillian, Brooke and Sabin; her eight siblings, Avalyn (Joe) Sauter of Williamsport, Pa., Dale Mase of Howard, Pa., Patricia Edmister of Elmira, N.Y., Nancy Rundell of Elmira, N.Y., Sharon (Paul) Mase-Lane of Florida, Darrell (Betty) Mase of Batavia, N.Y., Robert Mase of Lima, N.Y. and Brenda Mase of Frederick, Md.; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to serve the family of Dawn L. Mase.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, calling hours and a time of remembrance will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Arc of Steuben, 1 Arc Way, Bath, N.Y. 14810.

Online condolences or remembrances of Dawn are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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8 Responses

  1. Larry I’m so sorry to hear of Dawns passing. Dawn was an amazing lady. I worked with her in the lab and there was never a dull moment. She was so fun to be around.

  2. My heart breaks for this families loss.
    I will remember Dawn for being her own person, compassionate yet, down to earth and not putting up with any mess, from anyone. I am so happy she spent so much time with her children and grandchildren at the cabin. I’m sure there will be happy memories shared for years to come.
    May you find peace in the shared memories.

  3. Dawn Louise would hush me spouting off her middle name here, because for some reason she wasn’t real fond of it. Louise, you’ll need a long foot to reach from the heights of Heaven to render a swift kick.
    There’s so much to applaud about Dawn, but so few words to capture the immensity of her love, acceptance, authenticity and humo, all she embodied.
    The greater good is to remember and experience what we gleaned from her and how we felt in her presence than to wallow in the loss of her in the here and now.

  4. Her laughter, sense of humor,and caring spirit will be missed by all. Her passing has left a void in the hearts of all who loved her. Fly High Miss Wheezey. Till we meet again.

  5. So sad to hear about Dawn’s passing — I was sure she was indestructible, and of course, she’s a great lady. I am so honored to have worked and had fun times with her and Larry over the years. Love and prayers for you all, especially during these hard times.

  6. Dear Larry and Family,

    We are very sorry to see that you have lost Dawn! May she rest in peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    We will miss her teasing and giving me a hard time!


    Patty and Nate
    Soper and Oakes

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