Volune LIIIJanuary 2006Number 1

Your Grand Lodge Officers - Serving the Craft


Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master
Stephen Gardner, and his wife Patricia

Bro. Gardner is a Past Master of Porter Lodge No. 284 and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 10th Masonic District. He served as Most Excellent High Priest of Catasauqua Royal Arch Chapter No. 278, is a member of Allen Council No. 23, Royal and Select Master Masons, and Allen Commandery No. 20. He is a member of the Valley of Allentown and is an Honorary Member of Supreme Council, 33º. He also belongs to York Rite College, William Allen No. 176, LuLu Shrine, Mary Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Pennsylvania Lodge of Research, Royal Order of Scotland, Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216, Lehigh Valley High Twelve and is a Past President of Lehigh Valley Joshua Association. He is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Gardner served as a Communication Technician in the U.S. Navy and graduated from East Stroudsburg State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He is employed by Volvo Information Technologies as an Information Technology Project Manager.

Bro. Gardner and his wife, Patricia, live in Catasauqua and have two sons. Brother Steve attends Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, where he has served as Moderator of the Board of Deacons and on the Business Affairs and Nominating committees. Patricia attends Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Bethlehem. Steve has coached various youth soccer teams and served as Treasurer of the Catasauqua High School Soccer Booster Club.
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Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden
Thomas K. Sturgeon, and his wife Joan


Bro. Sturgeon is a Past Master of Oakdale Lodge No. 669 and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 47th Masonic District. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Valley of Pittsburgh and is an Honorary Member of Supreme Council, 33º. He was made an Active Member of the Supreme Council in PA in 1999. He also belongs to Zerubbabel-Duquesne Royal Arch Chapter No. 162, Washington Council No. 1 Royal and Select Master Masons and Duquesne Commandery No. 72. He is a member of Syria Shrine, Provost Guard, Shrine Club South, West Hills Caravan and served as Director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 2. He is a member of the Law Enforcement Pin Club, PA Shield and Square Club, Masonic Veterans of Western PA, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Wa-Cha-Gree Forest No. 149 and the Golden Triangle York Rite College. He was awarded the Order of the Purple Cross and is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Sturgeon holds a Master of Science degree in Police Management. He served as President of the PA Chiefs of Police, was inducted into the PA Police Hall of Fame and was awarded the first Award of Excellence in the PA Chiefs of Police Association. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Bro. Sturgeon and his wife, Joan, have six children and seven grandchildren. They are members of Crossroads United Methodist Church.


Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden
Jay W. Smith, and his wife Nancy


Bro. Smith is a Past Master of Casiphia Lodge No. 551 and served as Junior Grand Deacon and District Deputy Grand Master of the 1st Masonic District. He is a member of Royal Arch Chapter No. 43, Goodwin Council No. 19 and Lancaster Commandery No. 13. He has served as Thrice Potent Master in the Valley of Lancaster, Lodge of Perfection, as Most Wise Master in the Valley of Harrisburg and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He is a member of the Chapter of Rose Croix and is a Past President of the Lancaster Scottish Rite Club of Harrisburg Consistory. He is a member of Zembo Temple and the Lancaster County Shrine Club. He also belongs to Trinity Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders and Constant Council No. 239, Allied Masonic Degrees. He was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor and DeMolay Cross of Honor.

Bro. Smith attended Stevens State School of Technology and Penn State University. He retired from the PA Department of Transportation as Chief of the Highway Quality Assurance Division after 40 years of service. He is a professional engineer and land surveyor, self-employed part-time in the business of land surveying and related engineering.

Bro. Smith and his wife, Nancy, have three children and seven grandchildren. They are members of Chiques United Methodist Church, where he has served as a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Coordinator.


Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer
Jeffrey W. Coy, and his wife Jo Anne


Bro. Coy is a Past Master of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315. He is the Choir Director for the Valley of Harrisburg A.A.S.R., and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He is a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, George Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 176, George Washington Council No. 66, Continental Commandery No. 56, the Royal Order of Scotland and Red Cross of Constantine. Bro. Coy is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He has also served the Grand Lodge as the Grand Organist for the Central Pennsylvania area.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Bro. Coy is a former Chairman of the Shippensburg University Board of Trustees. Bro. Coy served 11 terms as State Representative for the 89th Legislative District of Franklin and Cumberland counties, having been elected to his first two-year term in 1982. He is also Vice Chairman of the Orrstown Bank and is a member of many other community organizations. Bro. Coy served nine years on the Chesapeake Bay Commission with representatives from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Currently, he serves as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

He and his wife, Jo Anne, live in Shippensburg. They are members of Memorial Lutheran Church, where he has been the organist for 30 years.


Right Worshipful Grand Secretary
Mark A. Haines, and his wife Karen


Bro. Haines is a Past Master of Reading Lodge No. 549 and is a dual member of Teutonia Lodge No. 367. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District and is a member of the PA Lodge of Research. He served as Most Excellent High Priest of Reading Royal Arch Chapter No. 152 and is a member of Creigh Council No. 16, Royal and Select Masters; Reading Commandery No. 9; Constantine Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; and Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216. Bro. Haines is a Past Thrice Potent Master and Trustee of Reading Lodge of Perfection, a member of the Valley of Reading and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He is a Past President of the Director's Staff of Rajah Shrine and a member of Fellowship High Twelve Club No. 669. An Advisor for the Reading Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Bro. Haines was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also served as an Advisor for Reading Assembly, The International Order of The Rainbow for Girls.

Bro. Haines graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration. He was installed as the R.W. Grand Secretary on Dec. 27, 2005. Previously, he was employed as Deputy Grand Secretary and held various management positions within the insurance industry.

He and his wife, Karen, have five children. They live in West Lawn and attend Peace Lutheran Church.

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Right Worshipful Past Grand Secretary
Donald L. Albert and his wife, Kathleen


Bro. Albert has served the fraternity as R.W. Grand Secretary from Dec. 27, 1999 through his retirement on Dec. 27, 2005. For six years, he served as the Grand Marshal. Bro. Albert is a Past Master of Euclid Lodge No. 698 (he is presently a member of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, following the merger of these two lodges). He is a member of the Valley of Harrisburg, served as Most Wise Master of Harrisburg Chapter of Rose Croix and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He is a member of Perseverance Royal Arch Chapter No. 21; Harrisburg Council No. 7, Royal and Select Master Masons of Pennsylvania; Pilgrim Commandery No. 11; Erin Council No. 6, Knight Masons; and Trinity Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. He is a member of the Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg, the Temple's Color Guard and the Upper Dauphin Shrine Club. He is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.

Prior to becoming Deputy Grand Secretary in 1998, Bro. Albert was an engineer and product manager, retiring after 33 years at AMP, Inc., Harrisburg. He graduated from the Industrial Management Institute, an affiliate of Penn State University.

Bro. Albert and his wife, Kathleen, live in Boothwyn, Pa. They have two sons, two daughters, two grandsons and five granddaughters.


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