HARRY E. ABEL, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1984

Harry E. Abel, Jr. was born in York on May 27, 1924 to Harry E. and Elsie B. (McCleary) Abel. Following his education he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was employed by BMY, a division of Harsco Corporation, as a tool designer, and retired after twenty-two years of service.

In addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; York Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; York-Gethsemane Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar. Outside of Masonry, he was a member of Mount Wolf Post 2493, VFW.

Brother Abel passed away at York Hospital on September 2, 1992. Masonic services were held at the viewing and his remains were interred in Mount Zion Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 3 Sep. 1992)



CLINTON C. ALCORN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1957

Clinton C. Alcorn was born in 1919 in Summerville, Jefferson county, to Daniel W. and Maude (Mauck) Alcorn. He was the owner/operator of Alcorn Auto Service in North York for forty-two years. His son, Brother Gary L. Alcorn, was made a Mason in Lodge No. 706 in 1968.

In addition to his Craft lodge, he was also a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of Masonry, he was a past president of the North York Lions Club; a member of Gettysburg Moose Lodge 1526; York Lodge No. 213, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; the York County Garagemen's Association; Royal Fire Co.; Liberty Fire Co.; and The Dutch Club.

Brother Alcorn passed away at York Hospital on January 7, 1986. Masonic services were conducted the evening of the viewing at the funeral home, and his remains were interred in the Masonic Section of Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 8 Jan. 1986)



FRANKLIN S. ALLEN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1929

Frank S. Allen was born on June 15, 1891 in Fishertown, Bedford county, to James A. and Annie (Kirk) Allen. Following his education and move to York county, he would work for the York Corporation for over thirty years, retiring as the manager of the accounts payable department.

In addition to his Masonic membership, he was also a Past Noble Grand and twenty-five-year Secretary of Mt. Zion Lodge No. 74, I.O.O.F; and a member of Mt. Vernon Encampment No. 14, I.O.O.F.

Brother Allen passed away on Novemeber 20, 1967 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in York. His remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 21 Nov. 1967)



JAMES G. ALLISON
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1922
Warrant Junior Warden of Whit Rose Lodge No. 706


James G. Allison was born on December 24, 1876 in Glen Rock, York county, to parents Charles and Susan (Koller) Allison. After his education he was employed by the York Manufacturing Corporation, working his way up to the role of foreman and then superintendent. He spent his entire career there and also served a term as president of the 25-Year Club - a workplace group for longtime employees of the business.

Brother Allison was made a Mason in York Lodge No. 266 on January 5, 1915. He would later resign to become the Warrant Junior Warden of White Rose Lodge No. 706. Two years later he would be elected Worshipful Master of the same. In addition to craft Masonry, he was a member of Howell Chapter No. 199, Royal Arch Masons; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; a 32° A.A.S.R. Mason, Valley of Harrisburg; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; and York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He also donated his time to teach courses on "foremanship" at the YMCA for many years.

Later in life, when infirm, he moved from his residence at 577 Linden avenue to Rest Haven York assisted living where he would pass away on May 13, 1973. His remains are interred in the mausoleum at Mount Rose Cemetery.

(Sources: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 15 May 1973
"United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918." Index.
Kain, George H., and Franklin M. Beecher. History of York Lodge No. 266, Free and Accepted Masons. 1932)




MARQUIS D. ARBEGAST
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1932

Marquis D. Arbegast was born in York on August 8, 1879 to Philip C. and Elmire (McKay) Arbegast. Following his education and apprenticeship he would work as a self-employed master plumber for the entirety of his working career.

In addition to his membership in White Rose Lodge No. 706, he was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; the York County Shrine Club; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg.

Brother Arbegast passed away at his residence at 126 S. Hartley street on June 21, 1963. Masonic services were held the evening of the viewing at the funeral home, with Masons acting as pallbearers for the services. He remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 22 Jun. 1963)



F. LOWELL BAKER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1956

F. Lowell Baker was born in York on August 12, 1902 to D. Webster and Hattie L. (Hummer) Baker. Following his education he began his career as a machinist at Borg-Wagner Corporation, later working for the U.S. Post Office.

Brother Baker passed away on November 22, 1970 in York. Masonic services were conducted at the viewing and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 25 Nov. 1970
"United States Census, 1930." Index.
"United States Census, 1940." Index.)




THOMAS A. BALDWIN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1955

Thomas A. Baldwin was born in 1903 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Theron A. and Ella May (Caulston) Baldwin. He spent his childhood in Victoria, Texas, before moving to York to attend Thompson Business School, from which he graduated in 1925. He retired from Penn Dairies after forty-two years as the office manager.

In addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706, he was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Outside of the fraternity, he was a past treasurer of Lincoln Park Men's Club; a member of Royal Fire Co.; and a charter member of Lincoln Fire Co.

Brother Baldwin passed away at his home at 917 Parkway boulevard on February 21, 1986. Masonic services were held at the funeral home during the viewing. His remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 21 Feb. 1986)



JOHN H. BENNETT
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1921
Warrant Senior Warden of Whit Rose Lodge No. 706


Dr. John H. Bennett was born on February 22, 1873 in Seven Valleys, York county, to parents John and Sarah (Buehler) Bennett. Following his early studies in the common schools of Seven Valleys, his continuing education was extensive. He attended Kutztown Normal College (now Kutztown University), Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg (now Gettysburg College), he then graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 1892. He spent some time working at Bay View Hospital in Baltimore before attending Jefferson Medical College (now Thomas Jefferson University) in Philadelphia, graduating with his M.D. degree in 1893. He briefly studied at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore before going into private practice in York from his home office. He was a well known physician in York and he specialized in X-ray work which was a new technology at the time. He later went to work at the West Side Sanitarium, later known as West Side Osteopathic Hospital, when the facility opened in 1919. The three buildings that made up the hospital on the 1200 block of West Market street in West York have been converted to the Gateway Apartment complex. The hospital would continue operation until 1945 when it became Memorial Hospital and moved to the eastside of town.

Brother Bennett served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army medical corps during World War I. He was a former York City councilman, a member of the York City school board, the corresponding secretary of the York County Medical Society, a member of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He was a member of American Legion York Post 127 and a member of the college fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon.

He was a very active Mason. He was made a Mason in Patmos Lodge No. 348 in Hanover before resigning to become the Warrant Senior Warden of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1920; he would serve as its Worshipful Master the following year. He was also a Past High Priest of Howell Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; a member of York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; York Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar; and a Past Commander of Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; a member of the Royal Order of Scotland; the Red Cross of Constantine; Zembo Shrine; and he was a 32° A.A.S.R. Mason, Valley of Harrisburg. At the time of his death he was serving as District Deputy Grand High Priest of the local district of Royal Arch Masons, having held that position for nearly twenty-eight years.

He suffered a heart attack at his home on January 4, 1940 and was taken to his place of employment, the West Side Sanitarium, for treatment. He passed away a few hours later. His remains were interred in the Masonic Section at Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Dr. J.H. Bennett Dies Suddenly." The York Daily Record. 5 Jan. 1940. pp. 1. Print.
"Funeral Services on Monday for Dr. Bennett." Gettysburg Times. 6 Jan. 1940)




GORMAN B. BLASSER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1926

Gorman B. Blasser was born in York to Jared F. and Anna Catharine (Boeckel) Blasser on March 9, 1888. He was employed at the Yorktowne Hotel at the time of his death.

In addition to his Masonic affiliation, he was also a member of Union Fire Company, the Veteran's Volunteer Firemen's Association, and the Rooster Club.

He passed away at his home at 512 W. Market street after years of health issues and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 14 Feb. 1948)



LAMBERT C. BOER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1958

Lambert C. Boer was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 4, 1912 to Lambert and Margaret (DeVogel) Boer. Following his education and service in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he worked for Wright Aeronautical Corp. in Paterson. After moving to York, he founded and operated York Suburban Dry Cleaners and Mechanics Steam Laundry, Inc.

In addition to Lodge No. 706, he was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; York Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; Zembo Shrine; and he was a past president of the York County Shrine Club.

Outside of Masonry, he was a past president of the Pennsylvania Automatic Laundry and Cleaning Council; former chairman of the board of the National Laundry Cleaning Council; a former board member of the York Chapter of the American Red Cross; a member of the York Rotary Club; member of The Lafayette Club; former president of the Out Door Country Club; member of the York Country Club; the Gettysburg Country Club; and the Red Lion Country Club.

Brother Boer passed away at York Hospital on August 5, 1992. Masonic services were held at his church preceding religious services. His remains were cremated and retained by the family.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 7 Aug. 1992)



JOHN D. BOWMAN, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 2000

John D. Bowman, Jr. was born in Marceline, Missouri on September 19, 1932 to John D. and Maude F. (Fischer) Bowman. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and retired from the NSA in 1993 after thirty-three years of service.

He was a member of the First Capitol Marine Corps League; Korean War Veterans Chapter 178; the Military Order of the Devil Dogs; past commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart #390; member of Shiloh Post 79, American Legion; White Rose Post 556, VFW; and the Phoenix Society of the NSA.

Masonically, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; a Past Grand Tall Cedar of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; a member of White Rose Scottish Rite Club; the Square Club of York; Zembo Shrine; the Zembo Legion of Honor; and he was a past president of the York County Shrine Club.

Brother Bowman passed away on January 2, 2008 in Green Valley, Arizona. His remains were returned to York and interred in Mount Rose Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 9 Jan. 2008)



JAMES C. BUSH
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1936

James C. Bush was born in York on September 10, 1902 to John and Mary (Witmer) Bush. Upon graduation from William Penn High School in 1922, he went to work at York Manufacturing Corporation. Later in his career he would work for the York County Builder's Association and finally as the director of the York Office of PA Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

In addition to his Masonic endeavors, Brother Bush was very involved in the community civically. He was a past president of Lincoln Engine Co. No. 9; past president of the Rotary Club of York; a member of the York County Agricultural Society; he served on the York City School Board; served seventeen years on the board of the York City Recreation Committee; and was a director of York County Civil Defense. His interest in youth athletics led him to be a charter member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) as well as an official for both basketball and football. He was also a past president and rules interpreter for the PIAA basketball and football leagues.

He passed away at York Hospital on April 12, 1999. Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home the evening of the viewing. His remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 14 Apr. 1999)



DWAYNE C. CARTER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1979

Dwayne C. Carter was born on May 4, 1930 in Dick Station, Westmoreland county, to Calvin R. and Margaret (Sames) Carter. After graduating from Sewickley Township High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh-Xenia Seminary. Following his ordination, he served St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Johnstown), Faith United Church of Christ (York) from 1970-1989, and First Congregational United Church of Christ (Asheville, North Carolina), until his retirement in 1995. Following retirement, he returned to York to serve as interim pastor to Salem United Church of Christ (Dover) and Canadochly United Church of Christ.

In addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706, he also served as its Secretary for a number of years. He was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; and a member of Zembo Shrine.

Brother Carter passed away on August 25, 2018 at Normandie Ridge in York. His remains were interred in Salem Union Cemetery, Dover.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 28 Aug. 2018)



RICHARD S. COLE
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1940

Richard S. Cole was born in York to parents George B. and Minnie (Spahr) Cole in 1903. Following his education, he went to work for Borg-Warner. He would serve as an accountant there for over forty years before retirement.

Masonically, in addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg.

Brother Cole passed away at his home at 407 West North street on December 11, 1969. His remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 12 Dec. 1969)



GLENDON I. COOPER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1990

Glendon I. Cooper was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January 3, 1930 to parents Oliver L. and Ina L. (Reed) Cooper. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before his thirty-six year career as a lineman with Met-Ed.

Brother Cooper was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on June 26, 1984 with the degree work conferred by his stepson, Donald E. Smith, P.M. He would later serve as Worshipful Master of the same in 1990. In 2013 he joined Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682 in Elizabethtown as a dual member, as he was residing at the Masonic Village there.

He passed away on December 26, 2019 at his residence at the Masonic Vilage. His remains were interred in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 27 Dec. 2019)



NORVAL L. DAVIS, SR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1972

Norval L. Davis, Sr. was born on April 10, 1920 in Waynesboro, Franklin county, to Clarence L. and May E. (Routson) Davis. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and retired after a career with the United States Postal Service.

In addition to membership in his Craft lodge, he was also a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg, where he served in several degree casts; York Scottish Rite Club; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; and he was a Past Grand Tall Cedar of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Outside of Freemasonry, he was a Past Exalted Ruler of York Lodge No. 213, B.P.O.E.; past president of Local 1244, United Federation of Postal Employees; past president of the Mount Rose PTA; a member of Victory Fire Company; and the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge.

Brother Davis passed away on October 18, 1977 and his remains were interred in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 19 Oct. 1977)



GRANT E. EYLER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1949

Grant E. Eyler was born on February 21, 1895 in Fairfield, Adams county, to Thomas F. and Fannie R. (Metz) Eyler. He was employed by Dentsply and retired in 1964 as the foreman of the molding department after forty-eight years of service.

Masonically, in addition to his Craft lodge, he was a Past High Priest of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; a member of Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg.

Outside of Freemasonry, he was a member of Harmonia Lodge No. 853, I.O.O.F.; Mt. Vernon Encampment No. 14, I.O.O.F.; Chosen Knights Commandery No. 174, Knights of Malta; Vigilant Fire Co.; and the York County Firemen's Relief Association.

Brother Eyler passed away at Barley Convalescent Home in York on May 10, 1971 and his remains were interred in Fairfield Union Cemetery in Adams county.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 11 May 1971)



HERBERT H. EHRMAN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1944

Herbert H. Ehrman was born on May 8, 1898 in York to parents Harry C. and Meda (Reachard) Ehrman. Following his education, he became employed as an engineer at Borg-Wagner Corporation. He would retire from the same in 1970.

Masonically, in addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706 in 1944, he was also a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Civically, he was a member and the secretary of the York City School Authority for many years.

Brother Ehrman passed away at his home at 250 S. Belvidere avenue on October 4, 1979. Masonic services were conducted graveside at Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 6 Oct. 1979)



PAUL H. FREED
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1976

Paul H. Freed was born on August 9, 1920 in York to Paul S. and Louise (Doll) Freed. He retired from B.M. Root Company in 1986 after working there as a machinist for forty-six years. He passed away at the Barbara J. Egan Nursing Center in York on September 6, 2011 and his remains were interred in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 11 Sep. 2011)



LESTER W. FREY
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1961

Lester W. Frey was born on April 15, 1912 in Dover to John K. and Alice (Livingston) Frey. After graduating from Dover Area High School and Thompson Business College, he began work in the sales department at B.M. Root Co., a manufacturer of woodworking and agricultural machinery. He would work there for forty-six years before retiring in 1980. In 1982, he began a part-time job as a tipstaff at the York County Court.

Masonically, in addition to his term as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706, he was also a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. In 1984, he was the recipient of the Grand Master's Award for Outstanding Service to Freemasonry.

Brother Frey collapsed with a heart attack while working at the courthouse on July 10, 1995. He was taken to York Hospital, where he passed away. Masonic services were held at the funeral home during the viewing and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 12 Jul. 1995
"Veteran of court service suffers heart attack" York Daily Record. 11 Jul. 1995)




DAVID H. FURST
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1959

David H. Furst was born on March 5, 1915 to Frederick G. and Norma Mae (Honald) Furst. He was a foreman at the American Chain and Cable Co. In addition to his membership in Lodge No. 706, he was also a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and at the time of his death, he was serving as the Senior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar.

Brother Furst passed away at his home at 1147 Irving avenue on July 29, 1970 and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 30 Jul. 1970



EARLE W. GARDNER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1924
Warrant Member of White Rose Lodge No. 706


Earle W. Gardner was born in 1873 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, to parents Eugene C. and Susan A. Gardner. He was employed as a purchasing agent with York Manufacturing Co. for many decades. He also served as the Secretary of the board of directors of the YMCA in York for nearly twenty years.

Brother Gardner was made a Mason in Zeredatha Lodge No. 451 before demitting to become a Warrant Member of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1920. He would go on to serve as Worshipful Master of the same in 1924.

He passed away in York after a brief illness in the spring of 1935 and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

(Sources: "United States Census, 1880." Index.
"United States Census, 1910." Index.
"United States Census, 1920." Index.
"United States Census, 1930." Index.)




RALPH W. GARDNER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1954

Ralph W. Gardner was born in York in 1922 to Chalres L. and Minerva R. (Cunningham) Gardner. He was a graduate of William Penn High School and Temple University, and he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. At the time of his passing he was the quality control supervisor at H.R.B. Singer Co. in State College.

Brother Gardner passed away at the Clearfield County Hospital on July 29, 1973 and his remains were interred in Meek's Cemetery in Centre county.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 30 Jul. 1973)



CHARLES P. HOLLEY
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1938

Charles P. Holley was born on May 26, 1899 in Washington county, Rhode Island, to Benjamin F. and Annie (Stedman) Holley. Following his education he moved to York to work for Borg-Warner where he would work for forty-three years before retiring as regional chief engineer.

Masonically, after serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706 in 1938, he was made a 32° Mason in the A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; member of Zembo Shrine and the York County Shrine Club.

Brother Holley passed away in York on October 10, 1965 and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 11 Oct. 1965)



JULIUS A. HOUSER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1953

Julius A. Houser was born in York in 1907 to Henry A. and Matilda (Miller) Houser. Following his education, he went to work for the York division of the Borg-Warner Corporation. He would work there for fifty-years, retiring in 1972.

In addition to his membership in Lodge No. 706, Brother Houser's Masonic resume was extensive. He was a Past High Priest of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Past Illustrious Master of York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; Past Commander of Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; a member of Penn Priory No. 6, K.Y.C.H.; York Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Erin Council, Knight Masons; Rex Council, Allied Masonic Degrees; the Royal Order of Scotland; a fellow of the Grand College of Rites; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of the Craft, he was a past president of South East York Chapter 1246, AARP.

Brother Houser passed away at Memorial Hospital on May 5, 1976 and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 6 May 1976)



RUSSELL H. HOWE
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1952

Russell H. Howe was born in York on December 10, 1913 to Walter C. and Grace M. (Kann) Howe. He was a 1935 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. At the time of his death, he was the vice president of Green's Dairy in York.

In addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706, he was also Masonically affiliated with other appendant bodies. He was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; and the York County Shrine Club.

Outside of the Craft, he was a ten-year member of the York City Recreation Commission; a past president of the Kiwanis Club of York; a member of the York School Authority; a member of the Anchor Club; Lincoln Fire Co.; Reliance Fire Co.; and Royal Fire Co.

Brother Howe passed away at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, on January 1, 1973 and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Dairy official dies." York Daily Record. 2 Jan. 1973)



WADE C. HULSHART, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1966

Wade C. Hulshart, Jr. was born in York in 1922 to Wade H. and Margaret (Haugh) Hulshart. Following his education, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a staff sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in Europe, and he participated in the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach; his name is inscribed on the Wall of Liberty at Normandy.

He was employed by the United States Postal Service for thirty-seven years. First, as the personnel manager at the York branch, and then as the sectional center manager in finance and personnel at the Lancaster branch. After retiring from the postal service in 1981, he worked as the customer service supervisor at Watt & Shand department store in Lancaster city.

Masonically, in addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; and Lancaster County Shrine Club. Outside of the fraternity, he was a member of Lancaster Lodge No. 134, B.P.O.E.; American Legion Post 34; Father Daily Council 4191, Knights of Columbus; and Santa Maria Assembly, 4th Degree, Knights of Columbus.

(Source: "Obituary." Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster]. 21 Sep. 2004)



WILLIAM K. IDE, SR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1964 & 1983

William K. Ide, Sr., was born on April 3, 1922 in Philadelphia, son of Thomas N. and Mary (Ross) Ide. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, he worked in Civil Service for thirty-six years, retiring from the Department of the Navy as an industrial specialist.

Brother Ide was made a Mason in Lodge No. 706 on March 11, 1952 before serving as its Worshipful Master in 1964 and 1983. Both of his sons were later initiated into White Rose Lodge as well - William K. Ide II and T. Richard Ide, P.M. In addition to the Craft Lodge, he was also a 32° A.A.S.R. Mason, Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of Masonry, he was a member of the York Rifle Range Association, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the York Area RC Club, and the Yorktowne Tennis Club.

He passed away at Country Meadows Retirement Community in York on September 26, 2021. Masonic Services were conducted before interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 8 Oct. 2021)



JEREMIAH S. JACOBS, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1942

Jeremiah S. Jacobs, Jr., was born in York on May 6, 1912 to Jeremiah S. and Margaret E. (Powers) Jacobs. He was a salesman and worked many years for Shive's Furniture Store.

In addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706, he was also a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Brother Jacobs passed away at Williamsburg (Virginia) Community Hospital on September 24, 1974 after falling ill while on vacation there. Masonic services were conducted graveside at his place of interment - Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 26 Sep. 1974)



WILLIAM F. JEFFERY
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1946

Dr. William F. Jeffery was born in York on November 26, 1905 to parents William T. and Caroline (Fritz) Jeffery. Following his education and medical school, he went into private practice as a podiatrist. Brother Jeffery passed away at York Hospital on February 14, 1978 and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "United States Census, 1940." Index.)



A. ELWOOD KLINE
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1947

A. Elwood Kline was born on November 17, 1911, in York, to David E. and Elmira (Frantz) Kline. He was an engineer and worked for the Borg-Warner Corporation. In 1950 he moved to Albion, Michigan, to work for McGraw-Edison Company, a manufacturer of electrical equipment.

In addition to his membership in Lodge No. 706, he was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M., and Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar. After his move to Michigan, he became affiliated with the Albion Rotary Club.

Brother Kline passed away while visiting his siter in Westlawn, Berks county, Pennsylvania, on April 29, 1960. His remains were interred in Manchester Union Cemetery, in York county.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 30 Apr. 1960
"United States Census, 1940." Index.)




HAROLD O. KNAPP
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1963

Harold O. Knapp was born on February 28, 1923. After his education he served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Schmidt and Ault Paper Company, retiring after forty-seven years.

Brother Knapp was made a Mason in Lodge No. 706 on January 9, 1951 before serving as its Worshipful Master in 1963. Outside of Freemasonry, he was a campaign chairman for Easter Seal Society.

He passed away on December 27, 2020, and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 20 June 2021)



WILLIAM H. KOONS
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1925

William H. Koons was born in York on October 7, 1886 to John and Ida (Hana) Koons. Following his education, he became an employee of Borg-Wagner Corporation as a purchasing agent, a position he would hold for fifty-years before retiring.

In addition to his membership in White Rose Lodge No. 706, Brother Koons was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M., and Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar. Outside of Freemasonry, he was a member of the Out Door Country Club.

He passed away at his apartment at Elm Terrace on Madison avenue on April 7, 1958. A Masonic Service was conducted at the funeral home the evening before religious services, and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 11 Apr. 1958)



PAUL L. LAU, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1960

Paul L. Lau, Jr., was born in York on May 1, 1913 to Paul L. and Archa A. (Klinedinst) Lau. After graduating from William Penn High School, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter Carrier.

Masonically, in addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a Past Grand Tall Cedar of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; a member of York Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; York-Gethsemane Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar; Zembo Shrine; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg.

Outside of the fraternity, he was a member of the Hawks Gunning Club, the Viking Athletic Association, and the Victory Athletic Association.

Brother Lau passed away on May 27, 2004 at York Hospital. Masonic services were conducted at his church preceding religious services, and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 1 Jun. 2004)



GEORGE J. LEAS
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1962

George J. Leas was born in Red Lion, York county, on July 14, 1917 to Mason E. and Eleanora (Diehl) Leas. He graduated from William Penn High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Graybill Electric Supply Company in 1981 after fifty years of service. After retiring, he worked part-time for Mid-Hill Supply Company and the Medicine Shoppe.

Masonically, in addition to membership in Lodge No. 706, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. He was a past president of the White Rose Scottish Rite Club; a member of the Red Lion Scottish Rite Club; and a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. His son, Brother G. Michael Leas, was initiated into Lodge No. 706 in 1989.

He was active in the Boy Scouts as well. He was the founder and scout master of Boy Scout Troop 134; the 1971 recipient of the Silver Beaver Award; the chairman of the Memorial Mall Committee at Camp Tuckahoe; and the recipient of the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouting Award.

Brother Leas passed away in York on May 23, 2013 and his remains were interred in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Red Lion.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 26 May 2013)



HORACE N. MANN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1951

Horace N. Mann was born on October 25, 1903 in York to parents Charles F. and Linnie L. (Landis) Mann. He was the plant manager of the George street branch of Penn Dairies, Inc. for thirty-five years, retiring in 1957. He also served as the secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Spring Garden Township for nineteen years.

Masonically, in addition to his Craft lodge, he was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; and the York County Shrine Club. He followed behind his brother, Wilbur L.F. Mann in the officer line and presided in the east the year after him.

Outside of Freemasonry, he was a member of Victory Fire Company; Lincoln Park Men's Club; and he was a charter member and the first secretary/treasurer of the York Optimist Club.

Brother Mann passed away at his home at 768 Hill street on March 6, 1975. Masonic services were conducted the evening of the viewing, and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "H.N. Mann Dead; Ex-Township Aid." York Daily Record. 7 Mar. 1975)



WILBUR L.F. MANN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1950

Wilbur L.F. Mann was born on March 25, 1902 in York to parents Charles F. and Linnie L. (Landis) Mann. He was employed by the York Wallpaper Company. His younger brother, Horace N. Mann, followed behind him in the officer line and served as Worshipful Master in 1951. He passed away on May 1, 1971 at the Lutheran Home in York and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 3 May 1971)



FREDERICK O. MEISENHELDER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1948

Frederick O. Meisenhelder was born in York on July 28, 1910 to Harry C. and Marion (Guyer) Meisenhelder. Following his education, he went to work as an engineer for S. Morgan Smith Co. in York. In the 1950s, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to work for Allis Chalmers. His work there also sent him to Kobe, Japan for periods of time.

Brother Meisenhelder passed away at his home on October 19, 2001 and his remains were interred in Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 26 Oct. 2001)



RUSSELL A. MYERS
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1969

Russell A. Myers was born in York on January 14, 1929, son of Ralph W. and Blanche L. (Airgood) Myers. After his secondary education, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He graduated from the PA Institute of Criminology and worked as a District Court Administrator for the 19th District. He was also a director at the Bureau of Investigation State Treasury Department; chief county detective and criminal justice expeditor; and at the office of the district attorney. He was also a York City detective and police officer.

Brother Myers was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on June 26, 1962 before serving as Worshipful Master in 1969. In addition to the Craft Lodge, he was a 32° A.A.S.R. Mason, Valley of Harrisburg; a member of York Royal Arch Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; York-Gethsemane Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; and the York County Shrine Club. Outside of Masonry, he was a member of the Out Door Country Club and York Lodge #213, B.P.O.E.

He passed away at his home on September 19, 2019. Masonic Services were held at the Etzweiler Funeral Home the evening before religious services and interment in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 24 Sep. 2019)



HAYWARD H. PENNINGTON
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1973

Hayward H. Pennington was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1917 to Roy and Alverida (Cox) Pennington. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and went to work as a machinist for Allis Chambers Corp. in York. He worked there for many years before retiring in 1981.

Masonically, in addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of the Craft, he was a member of the Out Door Country Club and York Post 127, American Legion.

Brother Pennington passed away at his winter home in Nokomis, Florida on April 10, 1985. His remains were returned to York and interred in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 13 Apr. 1985)



CLARENCE S. POWERS, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1945

Clarence S. Powers, Jr. was born in York Springs, Adams county, to Clarence S. and Sara J. (Masemer) Powers in 1916. After graduating from Gettysburg College and the University of Pennsylvania, and serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he began his career as an educator in York county. He began as a teacher at Edgar Fahs Smith Junior High before becoming assistant principal of the same in 1949. In 1959 he was promoted to principal of Phineas Davis Junior high, a position he would hold until his retirement. Civically, he was a long-time member and secretary of the York City Planning Commission; a member of the board of directors for Baseball For Boys; a member of the Retired Teachers Association; and the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals.

Masonically, in addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706 in 1945, he was also a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg.

Brother Powers passed away at York Hospital on April 24, 1979 following a heart attack. His remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Planner, retired educator Clarence Powers Jr. dead." York Daily Record. 25 Apr. 1979)



EDWIN A. RESSER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1985

Edwin A. Resser was born on August 11, 1941 in York to Alpheus William and Helen E. (Nickol) Resser. After graduating from William Penn High School, he attended York Junior College, then Millersville State College to earn a degree in elementary education, then a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling from Shippensburg State College, and later an administrative certification from Western Maryland College.

He was a long-time employee of the West York Area School District, including positions as a sixth-grade teacher at A.H. Martin Elementary, principal at both Shiloh and Sunset Lane Elementary Schools, and various positions in the administration building. Beginning in 1979, he served as the personnel director for the West Shore School District and subsequently held numerous principal and administrator positions before retiring in 1998.

Brother Resser was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on February 27, 1979 and later served as Worshipful Master in 1985. He was also a 32° A.A.S.R. Mason, Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of Masonry, he was an active musician playing in the York Symphony Orchestra, the Spring Garden Band, the Emigsville Band, the Consistory Orchestra, the York High Alumni Band, and others. He was also a member of the Weigelstown Lions Club.

He passed away at Country Meadows Retirement Community on February 7, 2020 and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 8 Feb. 2022)



EDWARD J. RICE
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1931

Edward J. Rice was born in York on March 26, 1900 to Charles P. and Elizabeth (Gallatin) Rice. Following his education he became employed as a purchasing agent at the York Corrugating Company of which his father was President/Treasurer. By 1940 he was promoted to Vice President of the organization.

He was a member of White Rose Lodge No. 706 and worked his way through the chairs before serving as Worshipful Master in 1931. His father was a member of Zeredatha Lodge No. 451.

Brother Rice passed away at home on January 10, 1953 and his remains interred in the mausoleum at Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 14 Jan. 1953
"United States Census, 1930." Index.
"United States Census, 1940." Index.)




DOYLE M. RITTER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1971

Doyle M. Ritter was born on July 1, 1928 in Berwick, Columbia county, to Frank H. and Elsie M. (Keehn) Ritter. He was a graduate of the Milton Hershey School and a U.S. Army veteran. He spent his career working at Caterpillar, Voith Hydro, and finally DuPont, from which he would retire in 1989.

In addition to Lodge No. 706, he was also Masonically affiliated with York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Outside of the Craft, he was an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 158, B.S.A.; an assistant coach at the Tri Town Boys Club; he volunteered at the Dover Area Community Library; and he was a member of the Geritol Group at Grandview Golf Club.

Brother Ritter passed away at Rest Haven Nursing Home in York on July 23, 2006. His remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 25 Jul. 2006)



GEORGE H. ROEDER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1935

George H. Roeder was born in York to George and Mary (Moffett) Roeder in 1902. Following his education he went to work as a machinist at American Chain and Cable Co. He would spend his entire career there and retire from the same.

In addition to his Craft lodge affiliation, he was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Brother Roeder passed away at York Hospital on November 23, 1982 and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 24 Nov. 1982)



LYNWOOD D. SCHLEETER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1965, 2004 & 2006

Lynwood D. Schleeter was born in North York on November 3, 1924 to Henry A. and Ruth (Whitekettle) Schleeter. He was a 1942 graduate of Northern High School, serving as class president. He served as a U.S. Navy Seabee for three years during World War II. In his career in banking, he worked for M&T for many years before his first retirement. He then served as York County Administrator, then for six years as a mortgage representative for York Federal S&L, before retiring a third time.

Brother Schleeter was made a Mason in Lodge No. 706 on February 23, 1954, and would serve three terms as its Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the Zembo Shrine and the York County Shrine Club. Outside of the fraternity, he was a member of the Red Lion Country Club; the York County Bankers Association; the York County Agricultural Society; the Viking Athletic Association; the Hawk Gunning Club; the VFW, Kreutz Creek Valley Post #7045; the American Legion, Dallastown Post #605; and York Lodge #213, B.P.O.E.

He passed away on November 9, 2019. Masonic Services were conducted at Mt. Zion U.C.C. before the religious service. Interment was made in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 12 Nov. 2019)



HAROLD H. SCHREIBER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1927

Harold H. Schreiber was born in York on May 4, 1890 to Phillip H. and Jeanette S. (Givens) Schreiber. Following his education he worked for and retired from Borg-Warner Corporation as a draftsman. He passed away at the Barley Convalescent Home in York on September 2, 1970. The officers of White Rose Lodge No. 706 conducted Masonic Services at the funeral home on the evening of the viewing before his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 4 Sep. 1970)



JOHN W. SHIRE
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1974

John W. Shire was born in York on May 15, 1925 to John W. and Elsie Mae (Mumma) Shire. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy. After his military service, he went to work for the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, from which he would retire in 1980 after thirty-six years. He was a past chief of Liberty Fire Company in North York borough, and a past president and board member of the Liberty Firemen's Social Club. He was also affiliated with the Viking Athletic Association; the Hawk Gunning Club; the West York Memorial Post 851, VFW; and Pleasureville Post 799, American Legion. Masonically, he was a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and the Square Club of York.

Brother Shire passed away at his home at 1042 North Duke street in North York borough on May 21, 1987. Masonic services were held at the viewing and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 23 May 1987)



RAYMOND L. SLOAT
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1941

Raymond L. Sloat was born on June 2, 1897 in York to Samuel H. and Fannie (Lehman) Sloat. Following his education he went to work for the American Chain and Cable Company as an accountant.

In addition to serving as Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 706 in 1941, he was also an active member of appendant bodies. He was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; the York County Shrine Club; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of the Craft, he was a member of the White Rose Chapter of the National Association of Cost Accountants.

Brother Sloat passed away at York Hospital on April 3, 1957 and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 8 Apr. 1957)



JACK S. SMITH
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1991 & 2005

Jack S. Smith was born on December 3, 1934 in York to Randolph and Josephine (Lake) Smith. He was a welder for Donlee Technologies, Inc., from which he was retired. He was made a Mason in White Rose Lodge No. 706 on March 25, 1986 before serving as its Worshipful Master in 1995.

Brother Smith passed at away at his home in York on May 14, 2004 and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 13 May 2004)



ROBERT W. SMITH
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1991 & 2005

Robert W. Smith was born in York on October 17, 1941 to John G. and Ruth (Williams) Smith. After graduating from William Penn High School, he attended York Junior College before earning his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee. He would retire in 1998 from the Dover School District after thirty-five years of service as a teacher in the Intermediate School.

Brother Smith was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on November 29, 1983 and would go on to serve two terms as Worshipful Master of the same, in 1991 and 2005. In addition to his Blue Lodge, he was also a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; the Tall Cedars Clown Unit; York Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; and the Square Club of York.

He passed away at the Masonic Village in Elizbethtown on July 29, 2022. Masonic Services were conducted at the Etzweiler Funeral Home following the viewing and his remains were interred in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 1 Aug. 2022)



JOHN M. SNYDER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1934

John M. Snyder was born in Dauphin county to Kirk and Minerva (Mathias) Snyder on December 13, 1883. Early in life he worked in several different industries including time as a cashier at a hotel before going to work for the American Chain and Cable Company. He would work there for over twenty years before retiring as a foreman.

In addition to Craft Masonry, Brother Snyder was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; he was a Past Commander of Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

He passed away at York Hospital on December 15, 1965 and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 16 Dec. 1965
"United States Census, 1920." Index.)




CHARLES M. SPANGLER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1943

Charles M. Spangler was born in York in 1904 to Harry M. and Georgianna (Sponseller) Spangler. He graduated from William Penn High School and Gettysburg College, where he excelled in sports including football, basketball, and track. He would turn athletics into his career by working as an assistant physical director at the York YMCA, the assistant coach and physical education teacher at Gettysburg College, football coach at Red Lion High School, basketball coach at Phillipsburg High School, and he retired from Dallastown High School in 1969 where he was the golf coach, athletic director, and a math teacher. In 1982 he was named to the York Area Sports Night Hall of Fame and the Gettysburg Hall of Athletic Honor.

As a member of White Rose Lodge No. 706, he would work his way through the chairs before serving as Worshipful Master in 1943. Outside of the Craft, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the Eagle Fire Co., and the Geritol Group at Grandview Golf Club.

Brother Spangler passed away at York Hospital on April 12, 1983 and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 13 Apr. 1983)



CLAIR R. SPANGLER, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1986

Clair R. Spangler, Jr., was born in Pleasureville on December 16, 1932 to parents Clair R., Sr., and Lillian D. (Mitzel) Spangler. After graduating from York High School in 1950, he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean War. He graduated from York Junior College before his employment with Kinsley Construction as Operations Supervisor and Project Manager, which he held for thirty-five years before his retirement in 1998.

Brother Spangler was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on January 27, 1981, later serving as its Worshipful Master in 1986. He was an active member of the Order of the Amaranth, serving as Grand Royal Patron of Pennsylvania in 2008. He was also a member of Zembo Shrine and the Zembo Highlander's Bagpipe Unit.

He passed away at his residence at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown on April 28, 2019. He remains are interred at Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 2 May 2019)



HARRY F. STALLMAN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1930

Harry F. Stallman was born in York on May 15, 1881 to parents William H. and Elizabeth Stallman. He was employed by York-Hoover Body Works and retired from the shop as a foreman.

His paternal grandfather was Brother Frederick Stallman, a German immigrant and an early member of York Lodge No. 266. He is remembered as the businessman who owned and operated the National House Hotel (corner of Market and Beaver streets), and in 1863 offered to build an addition onto the rear of his hotel to serve as a Temple for his lodge. Lodge No. 266 accepted his offer, arranged the financial terms, and dedicated the new building in September of 1864 as the first Masonic Temple in York county built specifically for Masonic purposes. When Zeredatha Lodge No. 451 was formed, it was constituted in this building and meetings would be held here for the first forty-nine years of its existence.

Brother Stallman passed away on December 16, 1963 in York and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 17 Dec. 1963)



KENNETH G. STALLMAN
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1937

Kenneth G. Stallman was born on February 14, 1904 in York to Harry F. and Nellie (Strine) Stallman. He worked in insurance as an agent for Prudential Financial.

His father, Harry F. Stallman, was also a Past Master of White Rose Lodge No. 706, having served as Worshipful Master seven years earlier in 1930.

Brother Stallman died on December 15, 1960 in York and his remains are interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 16 Dec. 1960)



LEWIS P. STERLING
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1968

Lewis P. Sterling was born in 1919 in Texas to Morris and Rebecca Sterling. He was a graduate of William Penn High School, Gettysburg College, and the University of Pittsburgh Law School. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was decorated with ten battle stars and three presidential citations.

He was engaged in the practice of law for over forty years with an office at 2 West Market street. He served as the York County solicitor to the county commissioners from 1958-60; served on the York County Planning Commission; member of the board of directors of the York County Area Agency on Aging; and he was the president of the York County Bar Association in 1985. He was a member of York Investors Ltd.; the Out Door Country Club; the Viking Athletic Association; and Grantley Lions Club.

Masonically, in addition to Lodge No. 706, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; York Chapter No. 199, R.A.M.; and he was a Past Grand Tall Cedar of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Brother Sterling passed away at York Hospital on February 9, 1989. Masonic services were conducted preceding religious services which were conducted in conjunction by Rev. Dwayne C. Carter (W.M. of Lodge No. 706 in 1979) and his Rabbi. His remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 10 Feb. 1989)



FREDERICK J. STAUFFER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1939

Frederick J. Stauffer was born in York on August 12, 1902 to Berdith A. and Anna Rosetta (Kohl) Stauffer. Following schooling he owned and operated Fred J. Stauffer Advertising - a graphic design and marketing firm. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his membership in Lodge No. 706, he wa a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M. and Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar.

Brother Stauffer passed away at York Hospital on December 1, 1977 and his remains were interred in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 3 Dec. 1977)



THEODORE A. STEBBINS
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1923

Theodore A. Stebbins was born on May 10, 1878 in Phoenix, Oswego county, New York. After his education and relocation to York county, he accepted a position as Secretary at York Manufacturing Co. - a position he held for forty-five years until his retirement.

Brother Stebbins was made a Mason in Zeredatha Lodge No. 451 before demitting to become a Warrant Member of White Rose Lodge No. 706. He would work his way through the chairs before serving as Worshipful Master in 1923. In addition to his Craft lodge, he was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Zembo Shrine; and York County Shrine Club. Outside of Freemasonry, he was an active member of the Odd Fellows as a member of Mt. Zion Lodge No. 74, I.O.O.F. and he served as the Scribe (Secretary) of Mt. Vernon Encampment No. 14 for fifty years.

He passed away at his home in North York borough on March 15, 1958. The officers of White Rose Lodge No. 706 performed a Masonic Service at the funeral home following a viewing. His remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 17 Mar. 1958)



RUSSELL E. TSCHOPP, JR.
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1982

Russell E. Tschopp, Jr. was born on December 11, 1941 in Shamokin, Northumberland county, to Russell E. and Anna Tschopp. He was a York City Police officer for many years. He served as a president of the York City Council PTA; he was a member of Gratz Post 238, VFW; and a member of Conewago Carvers.

He was made Mason in White Rose Lodge No. 706 on November 25, 1975. Additionally, he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg; a member of York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; a Past Watchman of Sychar Shrine No. 36, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; and a volunteer with Job's Daughters.

Brother Tschopp passed away at his home on November 11, 2007 after a long illness. Masonic services were held at the viewing. His burial was private.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 3 Nov. 2007)



HOWARD J. WETZEL
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1977

Howard J. Wetzel was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, on March 27, 1927 to Howard E. and Sarah (Rauch) Wetzel. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theater and in Alaska. He was the owner/operator of Howard Wetzel Services - a manufacture rep for machine tool sales.

Brother Wetzel was initiated into Lodge No. 706 on November 26, 1968 and served as Worshipful Master in 1977. Additionally, he was a member of First Capital High Twelve Club No. 668; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; and White Rose Chapter No. 360, O.E.S. Outside of Freemasonry, he was an active volunteer for the York Hospital for over twenty-five years.

He passed away on October 14, 2015 at York Hospital. Masonic Services were conducted at the Etzweiler Funeral Home and interment was made in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 18 Oct. 2015)



CLARENCE V. WHERLEY
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1933

Clarence V. Wherley was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to parents Alpha E. and Fanny (Sharrer) Wherley in 1895. Following his education and relocation to York, he became employed at the York Corporation before being hired as a civil engineer for Seifert Construction Company, a position he held until his retirement. During World War One, he served in the U.S. Army 313th Infantry in France.

Masonically, in addition to his Craft lodge, he was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and he was a 32° Mason, A.A.S.R., Valley of Harrisburg. Outside of the Craft, he was a past president of both the York Lions Club and the Executive Club of York.

Brother Wherley passed away at the Barley Convalescent Home on January 24, 1970 and his remains were interred in East Berlin Union Cemetery, Adams county.

(Source: "Obituary." The Gazette and Daily [York]. 26 Jan. 1970)



ROY S. WYRICK
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1975

Roy S. Wyrick was born on February 24, 1923 in Shippensburg, Franklin county, to John S. and Vera A. (Alleman) Wyrick. After graduating from Shippensburg High School in 1940, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII, with sixteen months in the European Theater. Upon returning home, he went to work at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot. He would work there for thirty-seven years before retiring as a supervisor.

Brother Wyrick was a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M.; York Council No. 21, R.S.M.M.; Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar; York Forest No. 30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; and the Square Club of York. Outside of the fraternity, he was a past PTA tresurer of the William Penn Elementary School; a member of West York Post 8951, VFW; Dallastown Post 605, American Legion; Reliance Fire Company; and he was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He passed away at York Hospital on November 13, 1982. Masonic services were conducted at the viewing and his remains were interred in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." York Daily Record. 15 Nov. 1982)



WALTER B. ZIEGLER
W.M. of White Rose Lodge No. 706 in 1928

Walter B. Ziegler was born in York on November 30, 1891 to parents Franklin H. and Theresa K. (Bieber) Ziegler. He worked in the printing industry as a press operator and retired from Trimmer Printing Company.

In addition to his Craft Lodge memebership, Brother Ziegler was also a member of Yorktowne Chapter No. 304, R.A.M. and Gethsemane Commandery No. 75, Knights Templar.

He passed away at his residence at 329 Roosevelt avenue and his remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.

(Source: "Obituary." The York Dispatch. 11 Dec. 1967)