Raised: September 12 2009
Passed: August 20 2009
Initiated: September 18 2008
Entered into Rest: October 27 2012
On Thursday before his accident I spoke to John about the contents of his article for the Trestleboard. As we talked about his article we also talked about the Lodge and the Brotherhood. John expressed regret that he was so absent from the meetings this year due to his work and family commitments. I assured him that we understood that he was taking care of his priorities and we knew he was also taking care of the Lodge without being here. John said how much he truly loved being part of our Lodge and how much the Brotherhood meant to him. I told him that he was a big part of that himself. John was always very Masonic in his actions and his thoughts. I do not know anyone who worked and lived our craft like John. John always had a good word and a smile for everyone. He listened and really tried to understand whatever was shared with him and after, he either had some sage advice or at least a great big bear hug for you. John made everyone in the Lodge feel better and supported. In his life outside the Lodge he truly acted as a Mason should, and demonstrated to the world the value of masonry. John happily celebrated his 51st birthday in September, just last month.