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Mason W. Waters Jr., 59

July 24, 2007

APRIL 11, 1948-JULY 22, 2007

THURMONT, Md. - Mr. Mason W. Waters Jr., 59, of Thurmont, died Sunday, July 22, at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore.

He was the husband and best friend of Olivia M. Myers for nearly 29 years.

Born April 11, 1948, in Cavetown, he was a son of the late Mason and Margaret Kline Waters.

Mr. Waters graduated from Smithsburg High School and went on to graduate from Frostburg State College.

He worked for the Division of Corrections for 19 years, including serving as the warden at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown. For five years, he was the warden at the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster. He also worked for the Hot Spots Program through the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and he substitute taught in Frederick County schools.

He was respected for his straightforward, relaxed style of management, and he genuinely cared about his employees.

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He was a dedicated father and husband who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed coaching girls softball in Thurmont Little League, as well as attending his children's sporting events. He loved to travel with his family and enjoyed playing poker with his high school friends.

Surviving besides his wife are his children, Colin and Whitney Waters of Thurmont; and his sister, Linda Bowman of Hagerstown.

Mr. Waters is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 615 E. Main St., Thurmont, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Lambert, Thurmont Church of the Brethren, officiating.

Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Junction Inc., P.O. Box 206, Westminster, MD or to the Marie Myers Education Fund at the Thurmont Church of the Brethren, 16 Altamont Ave., Thurmont, MD 21788.

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