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.
George Raymond Isaacs, 80, of Trucksville, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
George was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late Howard and Verna Miller Isaacs.
On Dec. 10, 1968, he married Carol Elizabeth Herwig. They raised three children, Betty, Brian and Caroline, and were further blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
At an early age, George was involved with the family business, Howard “Duke” Isaacs car dealership in Trucksville. After his father’s death, he ran the business for decades until it was transitioned to Ertley Motorworld through a joint venture/partnership in 1994. George continued as president of the new division and remained in leadership for many years thereafter. He was involved in development of the former site of the Isaacs dealership, establishing Pendragon Center in 1996 and overseeing the development of the Trucksville Sheetz gas station in 2001.
George was an avid sportsman who enjoyed shooting, boating and fishing. He and Carol literally traveled the world together, snorkeling and scuba diving, sport fishing and sightseeing. He also raced cars, drove a motorcycle and amassed a fleet of vehicles from boats to trucks to tractors. If the saying, “he who dies with the most toys wins” is true, George was the undisputed champion.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother and father, were his stepfather, Richard Staub; and his beloved wife, Carol, in 2021.
Surviving are his daughter, Betty Bowman and husband, Kevin; son, Brian Bridger and wife, Colleen; daughter, Caroline Isaacs and husband, Bill Hustad; grandchildren, Hilary Crossley; Molly Bridger and husband, Adam Mellen; Kelly McDade and husband, Michael; Freya Hustad; Ned Crossley and his partner, Alli Snyder; and Robin Crossley and partner, Sarah Seashock; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Makayla McDade and Vaida and Louie Crossley.
Lauren E. Dymond Sr., 74, of Shavertown, passed away at 10:48 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2022, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Kingston on Jan. 16, 1948, son of the late Lauren and Aileen Dymond. Lauren, known as Larry, was a longtime resident of the Back Mountain, making his home in Shavertown since the 1980s. He attended Dallas High School but transferred his senior year and graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Jersey in 1966.
Larry served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked as a truck driver for most of his life. Driving for Martz Bus Line, Friedman’s Trucking, Mack Trucks and eventually starting and driving for his own company, Sandyme Trucking, retiring in 2013.
Larry was a lifetime member of the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department and a 30-year member of the Back Mountain Rod and Gun Club in Forkston; a member of the George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge No. 531; and Irem Temple Shrine; a member of the Back Mountain Railroad Club; a member of Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post 627, all in Dallas. Larry was a member of the Orange United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sandra Baird.
Surviving are his sons, Lauren E. and his wife, Brooke Dymond, New Market, Md.; Timothy F. Dymond, Kingston; grandchild, Connor F. Dymond, Kingston; and sister, Carol and her husband, Robert Eyet, Dallas.
James J. “Bucky” O’Neil, 90, of Dallas, passed away, Friday, June 24, 2022.
Leo S. Dragon Jr. “Jackson,” 68, of Sweet Valley, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at home.
He was born in Kingston on June 22, 1953, and was the son of the late Leo Dragon Sr. and Eleanor Quinnan.
Leo graduated from West Side Area Vocational Technical School in 1971 and received his master’s degree in education from Temple University. He was the owner/operator of Dragon Construction in the 1980s before becoming a building construction teacher at West Side Vo-Tech for 32 years. Leo was president of PSEA Teachers Union for West Side Vo-Tech for 15 years. He was also a member of Carpenters Local Union and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hunlock Creek. In his retirement, he enjoyed many projects around his home, dinners out with his family, playing with his grandchildren, and camping with Jane O. He was a friend to many and a role model to even more. His wealth of skills and knowledge traveled beyond his reach. Dad had a tremendous impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Lois Dragon; daughter, Jennifer Dragon; and grandson, Cole Dragon.
Leo is survived by children, Leo Dragon III and Stacy, Bear Creek; Kelly Christianson and husband, Harry, Parsons; Tim Dragon and wife, Lindsay, Shavertown; and Laura McBride and husband, Scott, Mars; grandchildren, Emma, Macz, Jackson, Lettie, Demi and Owen; and his companion and partner in crime, Jane Balavage, aka Jane O.
Brother Roland J. Gensel passed away on August 3, 2021.