Category Archives: Masonic Memorial

Masonic Memorials

This page is dedicated to the Remembrance of our Brothers who have passed. Information is posted as it becomes available. An e-mail is sent to the Brethren so that they are made aware and able to pay their respects as they see fit. You can Click on a Brother’s name to read a brief obituary about him.

Masonic Funeral Services are an honorable way for Masons to pay homage to their Brothers who have passed. But one must make his wishes known to his family or funeral director – the Lodge does not provide these services unless they are requested.



Bro. Edward Forster

Bro. Edward Forster, 76, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Isaac and Marie Kyle Forster and was a graduate of Plains High School. He … Continue reading

Bro. Robert Brown – Life Member

Bro. Robert W. Brown, 91, of Dallas, formerly of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Tiffany Court Manor in Kingston. Born on Feb. 17, 1925, in Allentown, Robert was the son of the … Continue reading

Bro. Robert Bodycomb – Life Member

Bro. Robert Bodycomb, a Life Member of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, passed away on November 23, 2016. Bro. Robert was residing in Florida at the time.

Bro. James T. Kozemchak, Jr.

Bro. James T. Kozemchak, Jr., 72, of Harvey’s Lake, PA passed away, Friday, February 26, 2016 in Dallas, PA. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on August 26, 1943, he was the son of the late James and Ann Wasnick Kozemchak of … Continue reading

Bro. George William Pyle Sr.

Bro. George William Pyle Sr., 89, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Somerset County, a son of the late Harvey and Lucille Rhoades Pyle, he was a graduate of … Continue reading

Bro. Ernest Wolfe

Bro. Ernest Wolfe, 91, of Dallas, passed March 30, at The Meadows Nursing Center in Dallas. Known to most as Ernie, and to many as “Mr. Bones,” he was happiest playing his bones for many different functions, including his great-grandchildren’s … Continue reading

Bro. Glenn Stroh

Bro. Glenn R. Stroh, 83, of Shavertown, passed away March 10, 2013. Bro. Stroh was a graduate of Kingston Township High School, Class of 1947 and worked as a pipe-fitter and welder at Air Products and Chemicals, Hanover Township, prior … Continue reading

Bro. Byron Grieves

Bro. Byron Grieves, 79, of Dallas, passed Thursday, February 14, 2013. Brother Grieves worked as a printer with Payne Printery, Dallas, before his retirement. He became a member of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 F&AM in 1981 and served … Continue reading

Bro. Edward P. Casterline

Edward P. Casterline, 84, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Brother Casterline was a self-employed trucking contractor and owner, along with his son, of Casterline Trucking Co. He was made … Continue reading

Bro. Barry Landmesser

Bro. Barry R. Landmesser, 71, of Shavertown, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012. Barry owned and operated an International Harvester dealership and then, for 19 years, owned and operated L&W Creations, a jewelry distribution business. Bro. Landmesser was made … Continue reading

Bro. William Volrath

Bro. William A. Vollrath, 74, of Harveys Lake, passed away Friday, October 12, at his home. Brother Vollrath became a Master Mason at Lodge 531 in 1971, and was a member of Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. He was a Shriner and … Continue reading

Bro. Richard (Dick) Evans Jr.

Bro. Richard (Dick) Evans Jr., 73, of Dallas, passed away Friday, October 5, at his home. Brother Evans served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife Mary Lou were the founding partners of Sew Fine Draperies … Continue reading

Bro. Walter Gosart

Brother Walter G. Gosart, 92, of Shavertown, passed away Tuesday, September 4, at his residence. Gosart was a grocer, owning Gosart’s Grocery in Shavertown, and a US Army veteran of WW II. He was initiated into Freemasony in December 1946 … Continue reading

Bro. William Sorokin

Bro. William Sorokin, 67, of Plains Township, died Thursday, August 16, 2012, in a weather-related boating accident while fishing on Lake Michigan. Brother Sorokin was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He became a Master Mason in October … Continue reading