Manley A. Mason, a retired dairy farmer, died Tuesday in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a brief illness. He was 88.
Mr. Mason was born in Pike and graduated from Pike Seminary. He then worked for Borden's Milk and Robeson Cutlery, both in Perry.
He joined the Army in November 1942 and served in the Military Police with Ships Complement Detachment 9222, Technical Service Unit. He made 21 trips across the Atlantic securing German prisoners of war. He returned to civilian life in February 1946.
After the service, he took over operation of the family dairy farm on East Road, which became Salty Acres Dairy Farm. He retired in 1991.
Mr. Mason was a member of Silver Springs United Methodist Church and was a former trustee. He also was a member of the Warsaw Grange, the Dairy League, the Farm Bureau, the Wyoming County Soil & Water Board and the Wyoming County Farm Service Agency.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Margaret Brown Mason; two sons, Allen of Silver Springs and Mark of Cambridge, Md.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Castile.