Towpath Masons honor members for decades of service

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 11 June 2021 at 7:42 am

Photos contributed by Scott Mason, secretary of Towpath Lodge: Frank Berger of Medina is presented with a certificate for 60 years as a Mason by Herb Koenig of Gasport and Robert Donovan of Medina. The Towpath Masonic Lodge, which was formed by a merger of Medina, Yates and Middleport lodges, recently honored its members for years of membership.

MIDDLEPORT – The Towpath Masonic Lodge in Middleport recently recognized members for their years of service to the lodge.

The Towpath Lodge was created in 2019 by a merger of the Medina Masonic Lodge, which had formerly merged with Yates, and the Cataract Lodge in Middleport.

Membership awards were presented to Herb Koenig of Gasport for 63 years; Frank Berger of Medina, 60 years; Robert Harrold of Lyndonville, 50 years; Fulton Rogers of Medina, 50 years; and Allan Kropf of Medina, 20 years.

Also recognized were two members who were unable to attend – Don Ross of Albion, 78 years; and Paul Beatenbough of Lyndonville, 64 years.

Masonic awards are usually presented annually, except for last year when meetings ceased for several months during the pandemic.

Herb Koenig of Gasport, left, and Robert Donovan of Medina present a pin and certificate to Robert Harrold of Lyndonville for 50 years of membership in the Masonic Lodge. A former member of the Yates lodge, Harrold is a member of the Towpath Masonic Lodge, which is a merger of Yates, Medina and Middleport.

Robert Donovan of Medina, center, received his certificate for 50 years as a Mason by Towpath Lodge master Matthew Flamminger, left, and Herb Koenig.

Fulton Rogers of Medina, Center, received a pin and certificate for 50 years as a Mason by Herb Koenig, left, and Robert Donovan.

Allan Kropf of Medina, center, was presented with a certificate for 20 years as a member of the Masonic Lodge by Master Matthew Flamminger, left, and Herb Koenig. Kropf, who is also treasurer of the Towpath Lodge, had been treasurer of the Medina Lodge since 2002.