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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Services Friday for Brother Bill Wine

Brother Mark Sandstrom has posted the following information about services for WBro. William N. Wine, who passed to the celestial lodge on March 25th in his home in Concord, California. Bill was well known to many brethren from the CompuServe Masonry Forum, the first popular online community for Freemasons in the 1990s.

Services have been scheduled for our Brother William “Bill” Wine, PM. at the Oakland Scottish Rite, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 832-0819

Services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Viewing: 9:00am
Celebration of Life: 10:00am

A reception will follow. Bill would want us to gather to laugh, eat, drink and tell stories. Please know he will most definitely be present as we lift a glass in his honor and memory.

On behalf of Bill’s family, thank you for your outpouring of care, concern and love.

Mark R. Sandstrom, PM
West Covina Lodge #446
West Covina, CA

Bill was raised in June 1971 in Diablo Valley Lodge No. 448, and served as Master in 1978-79, and again in 1986-87. He was a founding member of Academia Lodge No. 847. He was also a member of Concord Star No. 384 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Among his many accomplishments and honors, Bill was a Past Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in California, a Founding Fellow of the Masonic Society, a Fellow of the Philalethes Society, and served as president of the Philalethes' Cornerstone Computer Chapter. He was involved with Masonic education programs in California, including the formative years of the California Masonic Symposium. He was a Past Master of the Northern California Research Lodge, and a Past Master Councilor of the Northern California DeMolay Association.

If you are unable to attend, but would like your memories of Bill recorded, please format them as a Word document, and send them to me at hodapp@aol.com . I will see that they are forwarded to Mark, who is assembling them for Bill's family.

1 comment:

  1. I remember Bill Wine from several joint meetings of Northern and Southern California Research Lodges. It was at one of these joint, one-day meetings that he and I chatted about the event and how it would be nice to have a much longer symposium. I'd like to think that I helped plant the seed that eventually became the California Masonic Symposium.
    -Al Turek, PM
    Former Master, Southern California Research Lodge.


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