Masonic Military Outreach

Brethren,   FYI-Very-Very important request!
Our Second Erie District, Masonic Military Outreach and Veterans Affairs Chairman, Brother David Peters has set up a date at the Veterans Hospital to distribute items that were purchased through our Masonic Brotherhood Fund for our Veteran’s that are currently patients at the Veterans Hospital on Bailey Ave.
Brother Dave needs our help distributing the items; please read his message and request and then share with the Brethren in our lodges.
Let’s get over to the hospital and show our Veterans that we Mason’s care dearly for them and support them–I hope to see you all there.
Wear your Apron, show your pride in Masonry
Thank you Brother Peters for all you do for our Veterans;
Fraternally, Your Brother
JB Haslam Sr.
DDGM Second Erie District (2014-2016)
Proud To Be A Mason

Dr. Jackson Giles Mumford III

It is my sad duty to inform you that Brother Jackson Mumford III had put down the working tools of life on July 11th. Brother Mumford moved to Florida in 1989 after his retirement. He was raised to the degree of Master Mason on March 28th, 1978. His obituary is below.

Thank you,

Wor John Markuse


Dr. Jackson Giles Mumford III

Ocala FL – Dr. Jackson Giles Mumford, III, retired chiropractor, died July 11,2014, peacefully at Hospice.  He was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Oct. 22, 1927. He served in the U.S. Navy, before going to Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa to become a Chiropractor. His office was in East Aurora, New York, where he practiced for 38 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson Giles Mumford II, Edith Mumford; brother Donald; stepbrother Edward; and sisters Eleanor, Jean and Hazel.  He is survived by his loving wife Berdena of 56 years; daughter Monica Fay Harris, son-in-law John Harris; nieces and nephews.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to Blazing Star Lodge #694, East Aurora, NY. A Shriner at Ismailia Temple, Buffalo, NY and was a member of the Chapter and Consistory. He was also a life time member of the Girl Scouts of USA.  He retired in 1989 and moved to Ocala Florida. During retirement he enjoyed family, golf, bicycling, working in his yard, friends and helping others.  Memorial Service was held July 14 at Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel East, Ocala FL. Chaplain Herb Agee presiding, with a gathering of family, friends, neighbors, Girl Scout leaders, and Girl Scout staff from GSWCF Tampa in attendance.  Inurnment was held August 1st, 2014 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, honoring Jackson and presenting the flag to the family.

Funeral Home

Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel East
2739 Southeast Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 732-9944

Called From Labor

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Gene Erdley. Brother Erdley put down the working tools of life on Tuesday, September 23rd. Brother Erdley was raised to the degree of Master Mason on April 8th, 1980.

Viewing for Brother Erdley is Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 at Wood Funeral Home at 784 Main street in East Aurora.  There will be Memorial Services for Gene starting at 11:00 on Saturday.

Thank you
Wor John Markuse

Brother Gene N. ERDLEY
Brother Gene N. ERDLEY

Gene N. September 23, 2014, of East Aurora, beloved husband of Christine (nee Zelie); dear father of Robert and Amy Erdley; dearest brother of Howard T. (Bonnie) Erdley and Marsha (Paul) Rebrovich. Friends may call Saturday from 9-11AM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, where memorial services will follow at 11 AM. Gene was a longtime employee of the Village of East Aurora. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, MD 20850. – See more at:


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