Age 72, of Bannister Road in Breesport, NY died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Ernie was born on November 30, 1940 in Elmira to James and Alice (Hartman) Mason. He married Patricia Kinney on October 16, 1964. Ernie was a graduate of Horseheads High School. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired from NYSEG as a compressor operator in 2000 after 32 years of service to the company. He was an active member and Trustee of the Breesport United Methodist Church. Ernie was an avid woodworker, loved puttering, building homes, bird watching, spending time with his family, and his black dog Mack. He is survived by his wife Patricia; three sons: Wayne and Wendy Mason of Elmira, Matthew and Sue Mason of Elmira, and Curtis Mason of Breesport; three grandchildren, Domino Mason, Tammy Tyler, and Mellisa Terwilliger; great grandchildren, Alissa, Morgan, and soon-to-be Emma Lynn Mae; a sister, Janice Kinney of Horseheads; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ernie was preceded in death by a brother Richard; granddaughter Sydney; and a brother-in-law, Charles Kinney. Calling hours will be Friday, August 16 from 1-3 and 6-8 at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin Street in Horseheads where funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 17th with Rev. Bernard Posse officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport. Memorial donations may be made in Ernie's name to Breesport United Methodist Church, 110 Church Street, Breesport, NY 14816.