Robert H. Masson


Robert H. Masson 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in the Bronx, NY on February 13, 1936 to Hans and Elisabeth Masson. He served in the United States Army.

Bob owned and operated the IGA Village Market in Ballston Spa for 22 years. He also worked for JR Welding for many years and was currently working as a bus monitor for Upstate Transit.

Bob was a lifelong member and past president of the Ballston Spa Lions Club. He was also a member of the VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa. He was a member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Dept and served as commissioner.

Bob was always there to help out in his community. He was a regular donor to the American Red Cross and reached out to many charity organizations including the Shriners. He enjoyed collecting trains and train memorabilia, taking his beloved dog Heidi out for car rides and spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his son Robert A. Masson.

Due to the current restrictions a private service will be held. A celebration to honor Bob’s life will be announced on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the American Heart Association.

Guest Book

Erin Christine Thompson

My dearest Rob... You were the one and only child for your dad. As a parent I can assure you that you were the true love of your father’s life. We are only given one mother and father in this life. The hardest thing to do is to say goodbye to them, as they are irreplaceable. I can not even imagine the pain that you are feeling. Please know that we love you very much and are here for you to help you, protect you, comfort you and anything else that you need today and every single day until the end of time.

Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Dept

Out Department is saddened by the loss of a former member and former fire commissioner.

Steve Smith

Bob would come to work everyday with the biggest smile. I know he loved his job taking care of the little ones. We at Upstate Transit will miss him greatly. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Christine LaRue

So sorry to Bob's family and friends, Your smiling face and can do attitude will be greatly missed at Upstate Transit. You were an inspiration to us younger generation, always at work and never complaining for having a job. RIP Bob.

Judi Seltzer

Rest in Peace. Our son Rob will miss you. We had some good memories.

J&R Welding

Everyone at J&R is very sad to hear about Bob's passing. He was a valued employee at our store. He was a very hard-working, compassionate, and dedicated employee but Bob wasn't just an employee, he was like family to all of us. We will miss him. Our hearts go out to Sharon, Rob, and his little pup Heidi.

John, Kim, and Vanessa Couse

We were very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our family has shared many wonderful moments with Bob over the years. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Elizabeth Ruger

Bob was a good friend to us Rugers and will sorely be missed.

Susan Hayes Masa

My heart is broken.....what a loss to the community, Lions Club, his son Rob and especially the love of his life Sharon Hewitt and his constant companion Little Heidi. I will forever hold my memories of Bob close to my heart.

Mary Ann Pelletier

Sending my condolences to Bob’s long time companion, Sharon Hewitt and family.

Judy Mack

Just want to express my condolences to Bob's companion Sharon Hewitt and her family in this sad time.

Maureen Bartczak

My sincere condolences to Bob's long-time companion, Sharon Hewitt, and her family.

John Nichols

Saying hi to Bob at the IGA was the best part of visiting the store.
He will be greatly missed!