Room of Remembrances

Masonic Burial Rites for MIC Kenneth D. Fuller, 1946-2021

Worshipful Brother Graham Keithley, Master, William R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7

MIC FullerKenneth D. Fuller
Past Grand Master, Grand Council of DC

Brethren,

We cordially invite you to the Masonic funerals for our departed Most Worshipful Brother Rev. Kenneth D. Fuller on October 2, 2021.  Washington Commandery No. 1 will be performing the Knights Templar funeral service, followed by the Masonic funeral service performed by Wm. R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7 and the Grand Lodge of DC.

Details are below:

  • RSVP by registering on Eventbrite: link.
  • Date & Time: October 2, 2021 at 1100
  • Preferred Attire: Dark suit
  • Valet parking will be available from 10AM - 1PM
  • COVID protocols will be enforced - masks will be required
  • A short reception will follow

We look forward to having you join us as we offer our final expression of respect for our departed Brother.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

Graham Keithley
Master
Wm. R. Singleton Hope Lebanon Lodge #7
F.A.A.M of the District of Columbia

Obituary

Most Worshipful Brother Kenneth D. Fuller passed to the Celestial Lodge Above on February 2, 2021 from a stroke. He was 74-years-old.
He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on December 1, 1946 to Kenneth E. and Eleanor Seeds Fuller of Plainville, Connecticut. He attended Plainville Schools and graduated from Plainville High School in 1965, and from Davidson College in 1969.

Reverand Fuller graduated from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1972 and was immediately called to his first pastorate at the Williamstown Congregational Parish in Massachusetts, where he was ordained in the United Church of Christ in October of that year. He spent a great part of his life serving churches of his denomination in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. On May 31, 2011, he retired from that pastorate and moved to Federick, Maryland.

While in High School, Brother Fuller became a member of Plainville Chapter Order of Demolay, becoming Master Councilor in 1964. Later, he received the Chevalier Degree and was an active member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Fuller applied for the Degrees of Freemasonry through William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7 on March 12th of 1998 and was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on September 10th of 1998. Fuller served as the lodge's Master in 2005 and was later elected Junior Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in 2006. He subsequently advanced to Junior Grand Deacon until he was called to lead a Church in Connecticut, where he affiliated with Frederick-Franklin Lodge No. 14 in Plainville, Connecticut and of Lee Council No. 25 in Collinsville, CT.

He returned to D.C. in 2011, was elected Senior Grand Deacon and continued his service as an Officer of the Grand Lodge. In 2016, Most Worshipful Brother Fuller was elected Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia. During his year as Grand Master, he was a champion for equal rights in the Craft and held several educational events. He also organized a popular jurisdictional ritual competition.

Companion Fuller joined the York Rite bodies in October 1998 through William R. Singleton Chapter No. 4, Royal Arch Masons. He also joined Washington Council No. 1, Cryptic Masons, and applied for the Orders of Templary through Washington Commandery No. 1 in January 1999. He later served as their Commander in 2001 and Recorder between 2003 to 2009, in addition to his stint as Recorder for Marvin E. Fowler Commandery. Affectionally referred to as a "4-star General", he had the honor and distinction of simultaneously being the grand presiding officer over the Grand Lodge and the three York Rite Bodies - Grand Chapter in 2007, Grand Council in 2018, and the Grand Commandery in 2003-2004.

Passing of Gerald B. Cobb, Grand Master of Pennsylvania

Most Puissant Companion Gerald B. Cobb, Grand Master, Grand Council of Pennsylvania

MIC TeterGene B. Cobb
Grand Master, Grand Council of Pennslyvania
(Photo Credit: Grand Council of PA)

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Gerald B. Cobb (Waymart, Pennsylvania), who passed away on September 14, 2021. Most Puissant Companion Gene B. Cobb served as the 2021-2022 Most Puissant Grand Master of the Grand Council of Pennsylvania. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Gerald B. Cobb to pay them a last tribute.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 19th 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Waymart Church (596 Honesdale Rd, Waymart, PA 18472). The family requires that everyone attending must wear a mask at all times on Sunday. Interment will be private, and held at the convenience of the family.

His Masonic service will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday September 19th 2021, at The Waymart Church 596 Old Carbondale and Honesdale Road, Waymart, P.A. 18472.

Memorial Page: https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/pa/waymart/gerald-b-cobb-13343812

Passing of RIC Kent R. McCandless, 1939-2021

Right Illustrious Companion Kent R. McCandless, Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, Grand Council of Idaho
1939 to 2021

MIC TeterKent R. McCandless, 1928 - 2021
Grand Principal Conducttor of the Work, Grand Council of Idaho

Kent McCandless was born in 1939, one of the last of the pre war models, in Idaho Falls. He was raised in Menan. He lives about 5 miles from where he was born and lives about 10 from where he was raised. Did get to travel some. Lived in Menan, National City CA, Warden WA, Dillon Mt, 

When he joined the Navy at 17 his only duty station was at Kamisaya, Japan. He enjoyed the Japanese People. He was separated October 1960 as a Petty Officer 2nd Class.

He took a temporary job at a Bank in 1960 and 17 years later figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up and joined the Bonneville County Sheriffs Office and served until December 31, 1999. It was a good choice.

While working at the bank he married his Secretary, Rosalyn in 1966. They have three daughters, Kim, Jill and Melanie. Another good choice.

As he was nearing retirement he realized that he would lose his social contacts and started to consider what to do. He had heard of the Masons and a question to one gave him some answers and a petition. Again, another good choice.

He was entered, passed and raised in spring of 1999. He served as Master in 2007 and 2008. He served as DDGM for two years. MWGM Skip Owen appointed him to the Grand Line as Junior Steward, now serving as Senior Grand Warden.

He joined the York Rite Bodies of Idaho Falls and served as High Priest and Illustrious Master. Received the Knight Templar Cross of Honor, and Knight Commander of the Temple, and served as Eminent Commander.

He was serving the Grand Chapter of Idaho as Right Eminent Grand King and Grand Council as Right Illustrious Grand Principle Conductor of the Work. He is a Past Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Idaho.

He belongs to the three Idaho York Rite chair degrees.

He is a past Sovereign Master of Red Cross of Constantine, Past Governor of York Rite College, Past Sovereign AMD, Member of KYCH. Member HRAKTP, Member Societas Rosicruciana.

He is a 33rd Degree Mason in Scottish Rite.

Passing of MIC Ernest Ivan Teter, 1928-2021

Most Illustrious Companion Ernest Ivan Teter, Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Idaho
August 17, 1928, to August 11, 2021

MIC TeterErnest Ivan Teter, 1928 - 2021
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Idaho

Ernest Ivan Teter was born August 17, 1928, and died in Nampa, Idaho, on August 11, 2021.

MIC Ernie served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He successfully completed a career in the service of his country.

Ernie was a member of Capital City Lodge #93 of the Grand Lodge of Idaho A.F.&A.M. in Boise, Idaho. MIC Ernie became a Royal Arch Mason on April 24, 1975, a Select Master on April 24, 1975, and a Knight Templar on April 26, 1975. He served the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons as Grand High Priest in 1993-94, the Grand Council of Idaho as Illustrious Grand Master in 1996-97, and the Grand Commandery of Idaho in 1991-92. He served the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America as the Northwest Department Commander from 1994 to 1997 and Chairman of the College of Honors. He was a member of St Michael Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, and a Past Sovereign. Also, he was a member of Redemption Tabernacle No XL, Holy Royal Arch Templar Priests, and Past Preceptor and Knight Commander.