The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Illustrious Brother Charles “Chuck” Howard, 33°, Honorary Sovereign Grand Inspector General, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.
Charles Frederick Howard, 33°, (Health Care Administrator) was born on May 27th, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois, and passed on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 in Gresham, Oregon. Illustrious Brother Howard was a Member of Sandy Lodge No. 158 A.F. & A.M. in Sandy, Oregon and a Noble of the Mystic Al Kader Shrine in Wilsonville. He received the 32° on May 6, 1995 in Le Progress de L’ Oceania, Honolulu, Hawaii, he affiliated with Portland Valley in the Orient of Oregon in 1999, was invested as a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour on November 8th, 2003, and Coroneted as an Honorary Inspector General of the Supreme Council of the 33° in Portland Oregon on November 14th, 2009. He was also the Past General Secretary of the Portland Valley Scottish Rite from 2008 to 2010. We will honor his memory with a moment of reflection at the Feast of Tishri next Tuesday.
Memorial – Illustrious Brother Howard’s memorial service is to be held on Saturday, October 6th at 11 o’clock am at Saint Aiden’s Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230. Worshipful Brother Peter Morrison will conduct the Masonic Funerary Service.