Sad News To Report

My Brothers,

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Erwin Kent to the Celestial Lodge in the Sky.  Our Brother was born in 1926, Initiated on February 11, 1947, Passed on March 11, 1947, and Raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason on April 8, 1947.  Brother Kent laid down his working tools on May 13, 2022, at the age of 96.  We honored our Brother at our Old Timers’ Night for his 75 years of faithful service to The Craft.

Worshipful Kent was our oldest surviving Past Master.  He even had the distinction of being the oldest Past Master of the entire Erie District.  He served as Master of Blazing Star Lodge #694 in 1956.
 
 Please join me in sending thoughts are prayers for the Kent family.

“Well done thou good and faithful servant.  Enter thou into the joy of the Lord” Amen.


More Sad News To Report

Called from labor

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Gordon Earl Offhaus to the Celestial Lodge in the Sky.  Our Brother was born in 1936, Initiated on March 28, 1961, Passed on April 11, 1961, and Raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason on May 23, 1961.  Brother Offhaus laid down his heavy working tools Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the age of 86.  Our Brother gave 61 years of faithful service to The Craft.  

Unfortunately, the only information I have about Brother Offhaus is that he was a farmer by trade.  Quite fitting for a rural Lodge like ours.  If anyone has additional information please send me a note.  Please join me in sending thoughts are prayers for the Offhaus family.

Very Sad News To Report

Worshipful Brother John Murdoch Laid Down His Working Tools

Good morning Brothers, 

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear Brother John Murdoch.  Worshipful Murdoch was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Sydenham, Down Lodge #0802 under the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 1970.  He then affiliated with Blazing Star in 1980.  Brother Murdoch was active in the Shrine and could be seen at our Old Timers’ Nights.  He served The Craft faithfully for 51 years.

Our Brother John was always a very festive and happy man.  He enjoyed the company of his family, friends, and Brothers.  Of course, he always had a story to tell to anyone who would listen.  As he would want to be remembered, it brings happiness to look at the photos of Brother Murdoch.  Do not be sad about his passing, remember the joy and happiness he brought to our lives and pass it along. 

W:. John Murdoch was called home to the Celestial Lodge above by the Great Architect Of The Universe Sunday, June 4, 2022.  Brother Murdoch will be missed.

Brother Murdoch’s family requested a Masonic service.  All are welcome to attend.  Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 am.

Churchill Memorial United Methodist
8019 Boston State Road
Hamburg, New York 14025
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Please contact me or John Markus with any questions. 

“Well done thou good and faithful servant.  Enter thou into the joy of the Lord” Amen.


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