Volume LIVMay 2007Number 2

First Brethren Awarded Grand Master's New Service Awards

Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, presented new 60 and 70-year Masonic Service Awards to the brethren of the 26th Masonic District pictured above on Feb. 24, 2007, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. The recipients are:

Front row, left-right: Brothers John R. Nagel and Harold N. Offutt, Ellwood Lodge No. 599; Franklin J. Sherman, Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; Dale E. Hamilton, Harmony Lodge No. 429; George H. Getty, Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; Wilbert H. Householder, Harmony Lodge No. 429; Russel Brodbeck, Ellwood Lodge No. 599; Louis J. Walls, Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; Ronald A. Aungst Sr., R.W. Grand Master; G. William Blank, Ellwood Lodge No. 599; William E. Jarrett and Rudolf "Rudy" Schunk, Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; and Paul V. McKinley, Lodge of the Craft No. 433.

Back row, left-right: Brothers Leroy S. Grimm, Frank Zoltani, Charles E. Patterson and Richard B. Burgess, all of Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; James C. McFarland and James W. Martin, Lodge of the Craft No. 433; David L. McNicholas and George A. Ward, Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243; and Howard A. Gaston and Marvin S. Lebby, Lodge of the Craft No. 433.
Bro. George E. Boyer of Stichter Lodge No. 254, P.D.D.G.M of the 40th Masonic District, was the first recipient of the 60-Year Masonic Service Award presented by Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, on Dec. 19, 2006, at the anniversary banquet of Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216, Philadelphia. He was Initiated on April 25, 1945. Bro. Edward R. Hollywood of Lodge No. 152, Easton, Pa., was the first recipient of the 75-year Masonic Service Award from Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, on Feb. 7, 2007, in Bethlehem, Pa. Bro. Hollywood was Initiated on Nov. 15, 1926. His son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joan Hollywood, were present for the honor.

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