Jon Mason Obituary, Death – World Para Athletics mourns the loss of International Technical Official (ITO) Jon Mason, who passed away at the age of 48, leaving a profound sense of sadness within our community. Jon Mason dedicated nearly a decade of his life to our sport, donning various roles such as ITO, Technical Delegate (TD), and Chair of the Jury of Appeal.
His commitment to athletics was a shining example of professionalism. Whether it was at the grassroots level, within national boundaries, or on the global stage, Jon tirelessly contributed his time and willingly shared his extensive knowledge with all who sought it. The outpouring of tributes in his memory underscores the warmth and generosity with which he mentored and guided those eager to learn from his expertise.
Beyond his professional commitments, Jon was a cherished friend and an integral part of the WPA family. The sense of loss is deeply felt, and our hearts reach out in sympathy and support to his wife, Sam, and his son, Kristian, as they too have been embraced as extended members of our WPA family.
Jon Mason’s legacy in the world of para athletics is a testament to his passion, dedication, and the indelible mark he left on the sport. His memory will continue to inspire us, and his contributions will forever be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him.