Malcolm W. Nason, 81, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at his home in Wareham after a long battle against cancer.
Born in Norton, Mr. Nason was the son of the late Dura Wadsworth and Edith (Ratcliff) Nason. He was the husband of Doris C. (Tondreault) Nason.
Mr. Nason left high school to enlist in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and returned to receive his diploma after his military service. He graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst, studied at Harvard University and received his Masters in Education from Framingham State College. Mr. Nason was professor at North Shore Community College for many years. He was awarded Professor Emeritus in 2004.
A previous resident of Acton and Hamilton, he was a winter resident of Green Valley, AZ and a resident of Wareham since 1997.
Mr. Nason was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Cape Cod Writers Center. He was also a long time swimming official for the Special Olympics Massachusetts.
Besides his wife, Mr. Nason is survived by three sons, Donald E. Nason of Charleston, SC, Malcolm W. Nason Jr., Ph.D. of Nutley, NJ and David C. Nason of Huntersville; his daughter, Valerie S. Brumbelow of Canton, GA; his sister, Elizabeth D. Lorance of Sullivans Island, SC; his grandchildren, Jerry, Joyce, Keir, Hartley and Natasha and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 74 High St., Wareham at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Center Cemetery, Norton. Relatives and friends may visit on Friday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 6 to 8 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club (specify New Hampshire chapter in memo field), 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions and on-line guestbook visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.