Braden lost a brother this week, a past master of the lodge, Filemon A. Asuncion (1926-2011).
His visitation was this Thursday, just prior to our Stated Meeting, coincidentally, where several Braden brothers paid their respects, and conducted a traditional Masonic ceremony at the service conducted, as always, by our esteemed brother, Dan Carlson.
At the stated meeting that followed, we had a short ceremony and moment of silence for our dearly departed brother with is traveled down the level of time to that undiscovered country. Given our current lodge demographics, we sometimes forget that we have Braden brothers who don’t get out much anymore, which is why we have several events throughout the year to remember those who have come before us. Reprinted below is our brother’s obituary.
Born on May 9, 1926. Served in WWII. Departed peacefully on January 27, 2011. Graduated with a degree in architecture, and was a Certified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Employed by Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement in 1984. He was one of the founding members of the Cultural Society of Filipino Americans and also served as one of its presidents. Hobbies and favorite past times included auto repair and Free Masonry. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Shirley, children, Filemon III “Boyce” (Tessie), Ferdinand “Choy”, Frederick “Ricky” (Rizza), Franklin (Julie), Lorraine (Gerry) Cruz, Filbien “Benjie” (Greta), grandchildren, Aric, Ryan, Nathan, Nick, Brooke, Ashley, Altus, Candriann, Grandit, Chelsee, Gilles, Chrisleen, Jalen, Tyren, Jasmine, great grandchildren, Jordan, Eleanor, Olivia and Delaney, brothers, Alfredo (Cely), Generoso (Maggie), Uliseo (Myrna), Ernesto (Marie), sister, Cora (Crispin) Asuncion and also by nieces, nephews and friends.
We wish you well in all your future endeavors with mankind, God, any all that is beyond, Brother Fil.
Happy to meet. Sorry to part. Happy to meet again.