Peter William Mason died on June 18, 2017 at the Equinox Terrace Assisted Living Community in Manchester, Vermont. His wife, Marguerite, and his black Labrador retriever Callie were with him.
Peter was born in Hamilton, Ohio, (a situation which he shamelessly exploited in later years by addressing all of his clients from Ohio as “Fellow Buckeyes”). His parents were William Mason, and Elizabeth Hall Mason, both of whom loved to fish, which is probably why they chose a fisherman for their son’s patron saint. Later, his wife would observe that petrus is the Latin word for “rock”, which, in many ways, also made his name appropriate.