Passing of Brother John D. Baldwin, Jr., 32°


The roll of the workman has been called and, one Master Mason, Brother John D. Baldwin, Jr., 32°, 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 vice 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.

Worshipful Brother John David Baldwin, Jr., 32°, was born on February 17th, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, and passed to the Celestial Lodge on November 22nd of 2022. Brother John was a Life Member and Past Master of Sunnyside Lodge No. 163 A.F.&A.M. of Oregon. In the Scottish Rite he was Initiated as a Perfect Elu in the Oregon Lodge of Perfection No. 1 on November 19th, 1996, Knighted in the Ainsworth Chapter of Knights Rose No. 1 on November 21st, 1996, Knighted in the Multnomah Council of Knights Kadosh No. 1 on November 23rd, 1996, and Invested as a Master of the Royal Secret in the Oregon Consistory No. 1 of the A.&A. Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Portland Valley, Orient of Oregon, on November 23rd, 1996.

Great Architect of the Universe, you have called our Brother home. Let the loss of our brother increase our affection for those who are still with us and make us more punctual in our performance of those duties that Friendship, Love, and Honor demand. Be with us now and sanctify the solemnities of this occasion to our hearts, that we may serve you in spirit and understanding.

His viewing will be at 11am, and his memorial service will be at 12pm at the chapel at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.