'Mr. Ojai' David Mason passes away at 78

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Ojai Valley News file photo
David Mason pitches during a charity softball event.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai historian David Mason passed away July 22 after a long battle with emphysema.
He was 78.
According to longtime friend Joan Kemper, Mason died at his home in Ojai with family and friends by his side, one week and a day after his 78th birthday.
Kemper said Mason was well-known and well-loved in the community.
He was born in Ojai in 1939 and lived outside the valley only once, while serving in the Air Force.

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