After more than 25 years as a city mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office in Marion, Jason Commerford, 56, retired Friday, Feb. 27. A public reception was held in his honor with many friends and customers thanking him for his years of service. Born and raised in Tampa, Commerford accepted a job with the post office Nov. 25, 1983. Commerford said about retirement that he doesn’t fish and he has no grandchildren. His wife, Crysta, is a special education teacher in Wichita, and they are considering moving closer to her job. Greg Topham, postmaster, said he will miss Commerford for many reasons. “He was dedicated, dependable and did whatever it took.” Replacing Commerford won’t be easy either, Topham said, with the hiring freeze in place his position is open indefinitely.