Michael Benjamin Masius, Sr. of West Hartford passed away on February 4, 2009. He was a loving father to his two children: Kimberly M. Masius and Michael B. Masius, Jr., and devoted brother to Judy Masius Behrend. He was born in New York City in 1941 and attended Riverdale Country Day School. Michael graduated in 1963 from Trinity College in Hartford, and later earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School. In June 2008, he received Trinity’s Alumni Medal for Excellence, which is awarded annually to those who have made significant contributions to their professions, their communities, and their alma mater. In addition he served as president of the Trinity Club of Hartford and on the National Alumni Association Executive Committee. Michael was the proprietor of his own commercial real estate firm in Hartford. He was very active in the volunteer community especially with the Connecticut Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society where he served as a Trustee, received the Lucy Duffy Award, the chapter’s Volunteer of the Year, and the Michael Garil Courage Award. A memorial service will take place on March 7 at Trinity College. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Connecticut Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden 06450, or to Trinity College, Development Office, 300 Summit Street, Hartford 06106.Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.