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weisserBro. Weisser served as the 111th Grand Master of Pennsylvania Masons in 1996 and 1997. He served as Worshipful Master of Newtown Lodge No. 427, Woodside, in 1972 and as District Deputy Grand Master of the 8th Masonic District from 1973 through 1983. He had served Grand Lodge as Chairman of Masonic Education in 1989 until he became Grand Master and has returned to that service in 2000, was a driving force and committee member for the Friend to Friend program, and instigated and chaired the program to restore the Memorial Arch at Valley Forge.

In York Rite bodies, he served Abington Royal Arch Chapter No. 245 as Most Excellent High Priest in 1989 and is a member of Philadelphia Council of Royal and Select Masters, No. 11; Mizpah Commandery No. 96, Knights Templar; Excelsior Mark Lodge No 216, Philadelphia; Liberty Bell York Rite College; Joshua Association of Capitular Masonry; Grand Masters' Council Number (A) of Allied Masonic Degrees; and Philadelphia Conclave, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders. He received the Order of the Purple Cross for York Rite Sovereign College of North America.

In Scottish Rite, he is a member of Reading Lodge of Perfection; C. Gilbert Steffe Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Francis Marion Highley Chapter, Knights of Rose Croix; and Reading Consistory. Originally, his Scottish Rite membership was in the Valley of Abington which merged into the Valley of Reading. He served as Most Wise Master of the Chapter of Rose Croix in Abington in 1990. Bro. Weisser was coroneted a 33º Mason in 1992.

Bro. Weisser is a Shriner in Lu Lu Temple, Philadelphia and has served on the Youth Committee. He also is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the National Sojourners, the Delaware Valley High Twelve Club No. 593, and several Masonic Research organizations.

He has always been known for his concern for youth and the support he has rendered them through the Fraternity and his own life. In recognition thereof, he has received the Honorary DeMolay Legion of Honor and has been elected to the Grand Cross of Color of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. He has been involved personally as a Big Brother and, as Grand Master, encouraged local lodge support of the Big Brother/Big Sister programs.

Bro. Weisser was born in Langhorne where he has resided his entire life. He is married to the former Barbara E. Banks and they have two daughters, Robyn Rowlands and Kim Stockburger. There are three grandchildren, George, VI and Matthew Stockburger and Jillian Rowlands. He has a twin brother, William, who served as the Grand Sword Bearer through his term as Grand Master.

He was educated in the Lower Moreland School District. He received an Associate of Science degree from York College; a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Cheyney University; and a Master of Education degree from Temple University. He taught in the Neshaminy School District for 11 years, then owned and operated a family campground for 14 years. Currently, he is Vice President and Secretary of Eastern Dawn Mobile Home Park, Inc. He remains an active member of Langhorne United Methodist Church and through the years has served as a church school teacher, Chairman of Education, and Trustee.

Bro. Weisser is well known for his favorite hobby, music. He plays the accordion and has been a member of a string band for 51 years and marched in the Philadelphia Mummers' Parade for 46 years. He has been a member of the Greater Kensington String Band since1954, served as its president, treasurer, trustee, and currently is its business manager.

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