Category Archives: Masonic Memorial

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

Bro. Royal J. Culp

Royal J. Culp, 90, of Kingston, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012. Brother Culp was a graduate of Lehman High School and Wilkes College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing. He was a WW II … Continue reading

Bro. James Sangston

Bro. James Howard “Howie” Sangston,¬†71, of North Pioneer Avenue, Dallas, died on Monday, June 4, 2012. Brother Sangston was made a Master Mason at Dallas Lodge 531 in October 1990. He was active in Caldwell Consistory, becoming a 32nd Degree … Continue reading

Bro. Carl Johnson, Sr.

Bro. Carl Edward Johnson Sr., formerly of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Keystone Villa in Douglasville. He was a graduate of Kingston Township High School and worked as a pipe fitter and foreman for 20 years with … Continue reading

Bro. George B. Marut

Bro. George B. Marut, 60, died¬†Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the Doylestown Hospital. Brother Marut became a member of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 in 1982. He was also a member of Caldwell Consistory and the Irem Shriners, as … Continue reading

Bro. Robert N. Nygren Sr.

Bro. Robert N. Nygren Sr., 85, of Sweet Valley, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011, at Bonham’s Nursing Center, Stillwater. Mr. Nygren was born March 30, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, and was a son of the late Oscar and Mildred Hedden … Continue reading