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The next stated meeting of Edenton Lodge #332 will be on October 21, 2017, at 8:00 PM.

Edenton #332 Lodge Hall

Edenton #332 Lodge Hall
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April, 2015

We had a Master Mason and an Entered Apprentice each give back their proficiencies, both well done.  Please remember the family of RWB Delbert Martin, WB Herman Liming, RWB Mark Liggett, Josie Hickey and Jean Lewis in your prayers.  Our inspection report was read and commended the lodge for its activities, generosity and degree work.  Special mention was made that our education program is in very good hands.  In fact, the LEO presented a program on the anti-Masonic movement in the early 1800's that continues today.  He has 4 more programs related to this topic that will be given at the next 4 meetings.  A couple of items of note are that we need to continue to add money to our relief fund.  WB Daniel has posted a sheet that tracks money in and donations made.  Please consider a donation if you can.  We are also inviting our widows to attend the Grand Master's reception on May 1 at the Clermont County fairgrounds.  If you would like to attend contact the Worshipful Master for tickets.  The Sixth District is trying to start a DeMolay chapter and needs volunteers to be DADs.  Contact the secretary if you would like more information.  The Sixth District also has a Scottish Rite club, combining the Brown and Clermont county clubs.  On June 6 the club will have their next meeting at Felicity Lodge at 9:00 AM.  Coffee and donuts will be available at 8.  The annual Sixth District golf scramble will be May 16 at Cedar Trace golf course with a shotgun start at 1:30 PM.  The cost is $60 per person, which includes fees, cart, dinner, water and soft drinks.  I can email you a registration form if you need one.  Then, on May 17, the Sixth District family picnic will be held at Sycamore Park in Batavia starting at 1:00 PM.  That's it for now.  See you at lodge.

A member passes, updated

Brethren, it is with sadness I must report the death of RWB Delbert Martin Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master for the Sixth Masonic district, Past Master of Edenton Lodge #332 and its long-time secretary.  He was living in Arizona to be closer to his children and will be missed by all who knew him. Below is information from the funeral home web site:
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RWB Delbert Martin Jr.

Delbert R. Martin Jr, age 91, passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, April 3, 2015.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 1923 to Delbert R. and Lorraine Fischer Martin.

He attended Edenton School from first through eighth grade and graduated from Blanchester High School in May, 1942.

When Delbert was 14 and in the eighth grade he got "baseball fever" and played every day and evening until it was dark. He pitched for his high school team as well as the Clermont County Baseball league. He was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan.

As a teen in high school he discovered his passion for Amateur Radio. He received his station and operators license for W8VUZ in 1941. He maintained his operators license up until his death. His Amateur Radio license was a great influence on his Navy career and later in his work in research and development for the US Air Force in his government position.

He was a proud WWII veteran and enlisted in the US Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a radio technician stationed in the Admiralty Islands during the Asiatic Pacific campaign and was later discharged as a Petty Officer 1st Class.

After the war, he returned to Edenton where he married his hometown sweetheart, Evelyn Long.
Together they raised three children in a home near Newtonsville on SR 133 that he built himself.

He went to work as a civilian with the Air Force All Weather Flying Division in Wilmington, Ohio and later transferred to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He retired as Branch Chief of Engineering Services at WPAFB in 1978 after 32 years of service.

After his first retirement, he served as Bailiff for Judge Ralph A. Hill in the Clermont County Courts, later working as Bailiff for Judge John Watson. He retired from court service in 1983.

In his retirement he served on the Clermont County Board for MRDD. He was
a proud member of the board when the Donald A. Collins Rehabilitation Center was built. This project was very special to him since his youngest son Randy, receives services there.

Along with his wife Evelyn, he was an active member of the Clermont County Genealogical Society and the Clermont County Historical Society. He and his wife were both proud members of the First Families of Clermont County. They also co-authored the History of Edenton Masonic Lodge #332.

He was longtime member of the Edenton Masonic Lodge #332, serving as Worshipful Master and later appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the Ohio Sixth Masonic District. He was also a member of Royal Arch Masons of Blanchester #153 achieving the degree of Royal Arch Mason and a member of Blanchester Council #114 of Royal and Select Masters achieving the degree of Super Excellent Master. He was also a charter member of Edenton Chapter #560 Order of Eastern Star.

After his wife's passing in 2011, he moved to Tucson, Arizona to be closer to his
children and grandchildren. He was a cherished resident at Freedom Inn Assisted Living and will be missed by his many friends and the staff there.

He was a loving father to Pam (Jim) Steinnecker, Rusty (JoAnn) Martin, and Randy Martin, who all survive him. He was a devoted grandfather to Jenny, Veronica, Mindy, Nathan, Tim and great-grandchildren Hannah, Natalie, Rachel, Erin and Aiden. He was a loyal brother to his sister Betty Martin, who also survives him along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; his parents Delbert Martin Sr and Lorraine Fischer Martin; his brother Bill Martin and sister Audrey Elliott.

Vistitation will take place at Evans Funeral Home, 1944 State Route 28, Goshen, OH, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 - 11:30 AM. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 Noon at Edenton Cemetery, Wayne Township, OH.

Memorials in Delbert's honor to Epilepsy Council of Greater Cincinnati, Attn: Cedar Creek Activity Program, 8958 Central Ave. Suite 550, Cincinnati 45202.