Volune LIIIJanuary 2006Number 1

Meet the Aungst Family



Bro. Ron is married to the former Norma J. Eddy, his high school sweetheart, to whom he has been married for 34 years. As a young girl, Norma followed in her family tradition by becoming a Rainbow Girl like her four sisters. Also like her mother, she became a member of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania, Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Amaranth, having served as Worthy Royal Matron of the Tiadaghton Court and as a District Deputy. Her decision to become so involved also was greatly influenced by friend Barbie Weisser.

Bro. Ron and Norma are the proud parents of four children:

Ronald Jr., is a senior research specialist for Albany Molecular Research, Inc., currently working in Singapore through December 2006. His wife, Dawn Dluge Aungst, daughter of R.W.P.G.M. Robert L. Dluge, Jr., is a Physician's Assistant. They have a daughter, Alexa, 3 1/2 months old.

Rachelle, a kindergarten teacher, resides in Loyalsock with her husband, Matt Salvatori, a social worker, and their 3 1/2-year-old son, Reis.

Renee, a graphic designer, lives in Williamport. She and her boyfriend, Jeff Dauber, have a daughter, Kadence.

Ryan, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is a chef in Williamsport. He is engaged to wed Jen Shoemaker in August.

Ron Jr. and Ryan continued their family tradition by joining their father's lodge. Having enjoyed being in fraternal organizations in college, Ron Jr. wanted to continue to serve the community. "What better way than to become a member of a fraternity that my father so loved and enjoyed," he said. Ryan also was inspired to join because of the altruistic aspect of Freemasonry. "Just seeing all of the help Masons do to help charities, to be able to participate in the activities they do, and the opportunity to meet other interesting people caused me to want to join," he said.


Mother, the late Dorothy K. Aungst-Carothers
and Father, the late Luther R. Aungst, Sr.

Son Ronald, Jr., with his wife, Dawn and grandaughter, Alexa
"My father is a man of the highest integrity, has a love for life, and most of all is a family man. He is a natural leader and enjoys the opportunity to teach others about his love of Freemasonry."

Daugher Rachel with her husband, Matt, and grandson, Reis
"My father is a hard working, encouraging and supportive role model. His ability to work at his full potential and go beyond what is expected of him has been instilled in us as well. He is a good listener, is fair and has a positive outlook on things."

With wife, Norma, at a Masonic function
"In many ways, I feel as though by meeting so many terrific friends, my family has expanded. I'm looking forward to meeting all the wonderful people involved in Freemasonry and getting to see different parts of the state I haven't visited yet."

Son Ryan and his fiancé, Jen
"We're all very proud of him. He's a real caring and loving guy who is willing to help anybody out whenever and wherever possible."

Daughter Renee with her boyfriend Jeff, and granddaughter, Kadence
"My father is a hard worker who wants to see everyone be able to make it in life and will do anything to help. He is a strong, determined, well-rounded and loveable person who always puts others before himself."
Bro. Ron up to his elbows in Maine lobster during a summer vacation with Bro. Elvin and Janice Warfel
Reading on the beach is Bro. Ron's and Norma's favorite way to relax.
Teaching grandson Reis how to jump the ocean waves
Presenting granddaughter Kadence with her yearly carved pumpkin
Golfing in Myrtle Beach with friend Bro. Al Henninger is one of the Grand Master's favorite pastimes.
Celebrating 25 years of marriage on a cruise ship

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