MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR R.W. KENNETH LEAMON OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE

Masons from Jefferson-Lewis Masonic District paid tribute to Brother Ken Leamon during a Masonic Memorial Service in his honor, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Frederick’s Funeral Home.

Kenneth R. Leamon, Pastor Emeritus of the First Congregational Church of Antwerp, NY currently serving as Supply Pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Square, NY went home to be with his Lord on August 4, 2018.

Born May 30, 1932, in Binghamton, NY, he was one of eleven children of George T. and Alma V. West Leamon.

He was educated in local schools and furthered his religious studies at various colleges and seminaries throughout his life.

Rev. Leamon joined the United States Air Force immediately after high school serving from 1952 to 1956 in Hawaii as a Personnel Counselor during the Korean Conflict/Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Antwerp Queen of Sheba Masonic Lodge and the American Legion in Antwerp.

He married his wife, Nancy on Sept. 20, 1958, in Binghamton, NY.

In September of 2017 Rev. Leamon was honored to be part of the 10th Honor Flight Syracuse Mission. He was proud to have had this opportunity.

Known as the “people’s” pastor (lovingly known as the Sermonator) he served many churches over his career. His family was his pride and joy. Time spent with them was his greatest treasure. His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, of almost 60 years; daughters, Cyndy Leamon-Martell and Caren Speich and her husband, Douglas; granddaughters, Emily Rose, Abigail Elaine and Sara Elizabeth; siblings, Delores (John) Cole, Stuart (Marian) Leamon, Robert (Carol) Leamon, Leonard (Glenda) Leamon, Laurence Leamon, George (Evelyn) Leamon, Richard (Gail) Leamon; many nieces and nephews.  Also, several special “furry” grandchildren.

Besides his parents, George and Alma Leamon, two sisters, Shirley Green and Phyllis Bush and a brother, Vernon Leamon died before him.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 701 N. Main Street, Central Square, NY.  Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral at the church.

A Masonic service will be 12 pm Saturday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.  Legion honors will be provided by the Antwerp American Legion.  Calling hours will be 11 to 12 prior to the serve at the funeral home.

Burial at Sandy Banks Cemetery, Carbondale, PA, will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Honor Flight Syracuse, Inc., P.O. Box 591, Syracuse, NY 13209 to continue the mission of flying veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam Wars to Washington, DC to visit the memorials commemorating their services.

MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR R.W. NORMAN GEE, OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE

Masons from Jefferson-Lewis Masonic District paid tribute to RW Norman Gee during a Masonic Memorial Service in his honor, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Frederick’s Funeral Home.

Norman H. Gee, 79, of Co. Rt. 194, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his home.

Born on April 15, 1939 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of Col. Clough F. and Eleanor R. Hawkins Gee. He graduated from Lyme Central High School in 1955, The Citadel in 1962 (The Military College of Charleston, SC) with a Bachelors of Science, East Texas State University in 1967 with a Masters Degree in the Sciences.

Norman married Norma J. Payne on December 30, 1967 at the Orleans Four Corners Lutheran Church with Rev. Bruce Schrader, officiating.

He taught school at Post High School, Post, TX for 5 years and for 26 ½ years he was a Science, Earth Science and Chemistry teacher at Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, NY. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY for computer programming.

Norman was a member of the Antwerp Queen of Sheba Masonic Lodge, New York State United Teachers for many years and the Town of Antwerp Tax Assessors for several years.

He enjoyed cutting trees, splitting wood, discussing politics, teaching, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Norma; a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Mitzi Gee, Palm Coast, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Kaz Tsuji, Theresa, NY; six grandchildren, Malcolm Gee, Maia Tsuji, Ahnika Gee, Theo Tsuji, T’kai Tsuji, Mica Tsuji; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, a brother, Lt. Clough F. Gee, II and a sister, Geraldine Gee died previously.

Memorial Services will be 4 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Orleans Four Corners Lutheran Church, 36135 Co. Rt. 15, LaFargeville, NY 13656 with Rev. Allan J. Ferguson, officiating. Burial will be in Orleans Four Corners Cemetery immediately following services.

Calling hours will be 4-6 pm Friday, August 10, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY and a Masonic Service at 5:45 pm.

Donations may be made to the Orleans Four Corners Lutheran Church, LaFargeville, NY, the Antwerp Masonic Lodge, PO box 14, Antwerp, NY 13608 or to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

 

MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RW NORMAN GEE OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE 226, ANTWERP, NY

There will be a Masonic Memorial Service for

Norman Gee, of Queen of Sheba Lodge 226, Antwerp, NY 5:45 pm Friday, August 10, 2018 at Frederick’s Funeral Home, Theresa, NY. Please arrive by 5:30 pm if you would like to participate in the service.

A church Service will be at 4 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Orleans Four Corners Lutheran Church, 36135 Co. Rt. 15, LaFargeville, NY 13656 with Rev. Allan J. Ferguson, officiating. Burial will be in Orleans Four Corners Cemetery immediately following service.

MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REV. KENNETH LEAMON OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE 226, ANTWERP, NY

There will be a Masonic Memorial Service for

Rev. Kenneth Leamon, of Queen of Sheba Lodge 226, Antwerp, NY 12:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Frederick’s Funeral Home, Theresa, NY. Please arrive by 11:45 am if you would like to participate in the service.

Services will be conducted by Grand Chaplin Ron Sinclair

UPDATE ON RW NORMAN GEE OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE

Another update from Aaron, Norm Gee’s son on July 10th:Amazing that just 5 days ago this was my dad being rushed to SUNY upstate hospital. Today he was moved out of intermediate care to basic care neurology. He is sitting up, eating pureed food and talking with us lucidly. It has been a long hard 5 days regaining this much. The whole family really appreciates your thoughts and prayers for continued progress

ANOTHER UPDATE ON RW NORMAN GEE OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE

Another update by Aaron, Norm Gee’s son: Update on Dad. Saturday, July 7, 2018, it was confirmed that he had a mild heart attack at the same time as his stroke. That was also the first day he asked to get out of bed and they let him get up. Staff got him into a chair at the side of the bed and he’s been doing that daily since.

As of a couple of hours ago he has been moved out of ICU to intermediate care! A long way to go, but progress. One small step at a time.

We watched a Connections episode and listened to Handel’s water music before bed. Many thanks for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, and comments. It is much appreciated.

UPDATE ON RW NORMAN GEE OF QUEEN OF SHEBA LODGE

An update on Norman Gee by his son Aaron July 6th, 2018:  Update on Dad – he’s no longer on a ventilator and is breathing on his own. He’s starting to talk a little but he’s pretty tired. He’s been making progress, one step at a time.

If you are ever at Upstate Medical University you would be lucky to have nurses Lisa & Cory. They have been great! See their photos below.

PS: Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. It means the world to us & Dad too.

QUEEN OF SHEBA’S RW NORMAN GEE IS TAKEN TO UPSTATE MEDICAL

RW Norman Gee was air-lifted to Upstate Medical July 5th, 2018 for treatment for a stroke. He is said to be responsive this morning, but is still under light sedation. We will keep you posted as we get more information. Brother Norm is a member of Queen of Sheba Lodge 226.

NEW MASTERS OF THE JEFFERSON LEWIS DISTRICT WERE INVESTED AT BETHANY LODGE IN BLACK RIVER

Investiture of Masters of the Jefferson-Lewis Masonic District, Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bethany Lodge, Black River:
Front Row: Morris Weller–Alexandria; Craig Howard–Philadelphia; Matthew Morrow–Lowville; Joe Guyett–Chaumont; David Regget–Bethany; David Pritt–Dexter.
Back Row, District Officers and Masonic Charities Officers: Michael Heist–Vice President of Masonic Charities; Jim Gould–Staff Officer; Steve Dreisler–DDGM, and president of Masonic Charities; Maurice Mitchell–AGL; Kevin Leeson, Sec/Treas of Masonic Charities.

ST JOHN’S DAY AT TOMPKINS CHAPEL

JEFFERSON LEWIS DISTRICT OFFICERS WERE INVESTED AT THOMPKIN’S CHAPEL AT THE MASONIC CARE COMMUNITY IN UTICA, NY. DDGM STEVE DREISLLER, STAFF OFFICER JAMES GOULD, AGL MAURICE MITCHELL. SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018.

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