Borland, Michael Chad October 30, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Brother Michael Chad Borland. Brother Borland, 44, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Brother Borland was a Sergeant with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department since 1996. He is survived by his wife and two children. Services to be announced. Alas, my brother!

Initiated - October 13, 2011, Gulf Beach Lodge; Passed - February 9, 2012; Raised - May 24, 2012


Parr, Norman D. October 4, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Brother Norman D. Parr. Brother Parr, 85, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Born in Peoria, Illinois, he moved to Leesburg in 2014 from St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a Carpenter at Keystone Steel and Wire of Bartonville, IL. Norman was a Freemason and member of the Peoria Shrine Club; American Legion; VFW; and The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Norman served his country in the US Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Corrine Parr of Leesburg, FL; son, Michael Parr of Brownsburg, Indiana; 2 daughters: Angela Zilch of Peoria, IL, and Vickie Anderson of Leesburg, FL; 5 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter. Alas, my brother!


Initiated - May 29, 1968 at Verlin M. Showalter Lodge No. 1172, Illinois; Passed - June 10, 1968; Raised - July 1, 1968; Affiliated with Gulf Beach Lodge - November 16, 2005

Denehan, Timothy J. October 10, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Brother Timothy J. Denehan on October 10, 2017. Brother Tim, son of W:. John and Maria Denehan, passed away unexpectedly at his home. There will be a memorial service on Friday October 27th from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church located at 2817 Sunset Point Rd. in Clearwater. Alas, my brother!

Born - March 2, 1981
Initiated - April 22, 2003 Gulf Beach Lodge
Passed - April 22, 2003
Raised - April 22, 2003
Deceased - October 10, 2017


Mumma, Gene K., Past Master July 7, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Worshipful Brother Gene K. Mumma, Past Master of Gulf Beach Lodge 1968.

Brother Mumma passed to that celestial Lodge above on July 7, 2017 at his residence.

Here are some highlights from W:. Mumma's year as Master:

The following elected officers were installed in 1968, W:. Gene Mumma-Worshipful Master; Brother John Cone-Senior Warden; Brother Roy Saunders-Junior Warden; Brother James Stebelton- Treasurer and W:. Wm Voss- Secretary. There were 284 members in 1968. The Master’s Project was to purchase new kitchen equipment. The stove and hood suppression system were put in. The Senior Warden’s platform in the west was extended one foot in each direction. Brother John Hopkins donated the lilies and pomegranates on the pillars in the west. On September 5th the Lodge noted that the house that was purchased next to the parking lot was to be sold to Brother Hannum for $500.00 and to be moved off Lodge property within three weeks. The Called meeting for October 24th 1968 was cancelled due to Hurricane Gladys. Alas, my brother!

Photo: Then W:. Master Salazar presenting W:. Mumma his 50-year award.


Sawyer, John E. September 5, 2017

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Brother John E. Sawyer. Brother Sawyer passed to that celestial Lodge above on or about September 5, 2017 at his home. The family has just been notified and will let us know about funeral services.

Initiated - September 15, 1982 (Aurora Lodge No. 50, Rockland Maine)
Passed - September 29, 1982
Raised - October 13, 1982
Affiliated with Gulf Beach Lodge - December 16, 2004
Perpetual Member Gulf Beach Lodge - November 1, 2008