The easy-going R.W. Grand Treasurer, Marvin G. Speicher, is a busy Mason and a family man who lives in the Berks County town of Robesonia where he has resided all of his life. Professionally, he is a senior partner in the certified public accounting firm of Schulze, Speicher and Co. with offices in Pottsville and Reading. He is a member of the Regional Board of First Union Bank.
He is the son of Bro. Earl J. and Myrl M. Speicher and a 1955 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School. He was graduated from Reading Business Institute, the Cades C.P.A. School, and Gross C.P.A. School.
Bro. Speicher was made a Mason in Williamson Lodge No. 307, Womelsdorf in 1967 and served as Worshipful Master in 1976. He served ten years as the D.D.G.M. of the 60th Masonic District. He was elected R.W. Grand Treasurer in 1989. Prior to that, he was a member of the Grand Lodge Sub-Committee on Audits and today he chairs the Masonic Homes Financial Sub-Committee.
While he is not a member of every appendant body, he comes pretty close. He is a member of all of the York Rite Bodies in Reading where he is a Past Sovereign of Constantine Conclave of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, and is presently the Intendant General for Pennsylvania-East of Red Cross of Constantine. He is a Past Governor, an Associate Regent, and the recipient of the Order of the Purple Cross in the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. He also serves on the Committee on Finance of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania. He is a Past Master and Past Secretary of Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216, Philadelphia.
Bro. Speicher is a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33º, in the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He is a member of the four Scottish Rite bodies in the Valley of Reading, where he served as Thrice Potent Master of Reading Lodge of Perfection in 1991-92. This past year, both the Valley of Allentown and the Valley of Harrisburg recognized him by naming classes of candidates in his honor. The special class in Allentown was a one-day reunion of the Valley and a joint Shrine ceremonial of LuLu Temple of Philadelphia and Rajah Temple of Reading, where Bro. Speicher is a member.
In addition, he is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was inducted, along with his fellow Grand Lodge officers, into the Franklin Chapter of the Acacia Fraternity. He is a charter member of two High Twelve Clubs: Pennsylvania Masonic Homes Club No. 629 in Elizabethtown and Fellowship Club No. 669 in Reading.
Ask him what his hobby is and he'll tell you quickly that Masonry is his greatest love after his wife, Shirley, their two sons, Terrance L. and Robert G., and three grandchildren.