Brother Eric Sullivan

Brother Eric Sullivan, 59, died September 17, 2023. He was a 34 year member of New Carlisle Lodge.

Eric Wayne Sullivan, Sr., 59 of Springfield, Ohio, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Sunday, September 17, 2023 after a recent and sudden illness at Springfield Regional Medical Center. Baptized when he was younger, he followed Christian teachings throughout his life.

Born in Springfield, he started his days in South Charleston with his brother, Steven, and parents, Lyle and Patricia Sullivan. Upon moving to Springfield, another brother, Kevin, added to the family.

Eric attended Rockway elementary and Shawnee high school graduating with the class of 1982. As a teenager, he was a member of The Boy Scouts Of America, Troop 150, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. His early years working began at McDonald’s and Bill Knapp’s restaurants. Moving away, Eric became a teller at The First National Bank of Troy and was later promoted to a loan officer. After his banking years, he even pursued a short stent in Heating & Air Conditioning work! Seeking an adventure, he embarked on a professional career in law-enforcement after graduating from Clark State Community College. Ultimately, Eric served Clark County, Ohio as a deputy sheriff for 24 years, rising to the rank of sergeant. He loved his family and enjoyed telling stories with a passion usually with a big bold cup of coffee in hand! Additionally, he was a proud 34 year member of The New Carlisle Masonic Lodge #100 F. & A.M. raised July 27, 1989.

Eric leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Patricia; brother Steven and wife JoAnn; brother Kevin and wife Shawna; and sons, Adam Lyle and Eric Wayne, Jr.; grandchildren, Austin and Reagan Sullivan; stepchildren, Daryl and Jenna Caudill; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette Sullivan (Lower); and father, Lyle Dwight Sullivan. His deep, bellowing voice will be greatly missed by his many other nephews, nieces, cousins, and in-laws as our days pass.

A private memorial gathering of family and friends will be held September 30, 12-4:00 p.m. at the Northridge Lion’s Club, Springfield, Ohio.

John 11:25-26. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”

Jay Maxwell, Secretary, New Carlisle Lodge No. 100
7021 Creekside Cir., Fairborn, OH 45324

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George Workman Services

Worshipful Brother George Workman, 82, died September 16. He was a 50 year member of New Carlisle Lodge and a member of New Carlisle Chapter and Council.

New Carlisle Lodge will conduct a Masonic Funeral Service for Worshipful Brother George Workman on Friday, September 22 at 1 P.M.
Location: Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, 507 W. Jefferson St, New Carlisle, OH 45344

Funeral Arrangements:
Friday, September 22
Visitation: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Masonic Funeral Service: 1 P.M.
Regular service to Follow

George Workman Jr., 82, of New Carlisle, Ohio went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 16, 2023. He was born September 4, 1941, in Bloomingrose, West Virginia to the late George and Oma Workman. George was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After his enlistment, he continued working for the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for over 23 years. George was a Past Master of New Carlisle Masonic Lodge #100 and served in many capacities during his 50 years as a Mason. George was an active participant in after-school programs for Bethel Local Schools. He was an avid woodworker, gardener, and West Virginia fan. George was quick to offer his time to help anyone and a man devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Carolyn (Estep) Workman; son, Michael (Lynne) Workman; granddaughters, Jessica, Brittany, Cassie; seven great-grandsons; brother Eugene (Carolyn) Workman; close friends Jay & Jan Maxwell and many other relatives and friends. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Charles Workman; siblings, Marvin, Lydia, Paul, Jenny, James and Ralph. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22 from 11 A.M.-1 P.M. at Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Masonic services will start at 1 P.M. with the funeral service following. Burial will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Jay Maxwell, Secretary, New Carlisle Lodge No. 100
7021 Creekside Cir., Fairborn, OH 45324

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George Workman Honored For Service

On Wednesday, September 13. W.B. George Workman received his 50 year pin at his home. R.W.B. Pat Comer presented George his pin and thanked him for his 50 years of service to Masonry and New Carlisle Lodge. Present were Pat Comer, Richard Boitnott, Ranold & Jodie Seymour, Jay & Jan Maxwell, Chuck & Marcia Nessle, Carolyn Workman and Mike Workman.

W.B. George Workman Died Saturday, September 16. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Hoffman Medals and Awards Presented to New Carlisle Lodge #100

At the Thursday, August 24th meeting Brother Scott Hoffman of Morning Star Lodge #795 presented New Carlisle #100 W.B. Phillip Hoffman’s shadow box to display. Among W.B. Hoffman’s many medals is the Soldier’s Medal which is awarded for heroism in peacetime/non-combat related incidents. It is one of the highest awards the Army can grant to a soldier. W.B. Hoffman, was a soldier’s soldier. W.B. Phillip Hoffman was Worshipful Master of New Carlisle Lodge when he died August 1, 2023. The medals will be permanently displayed in the New Carlisle Masonic Temple.

Jay Maxwell, Secretary

Hoffman medals
W.B. Richard Boitnott on the left and Bro. Scott Hoffman on the right

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Outdoor Raising

From Secretary Jay Maxwell:

The Outdoor Raising on July 22 was a great success and enjoyed by all. We had a total of forty attend, twenty-six from New Carlisle and fourteen visitors. A big thanks to Richard and Willis Boitnott for letting us use their home for the Raising. Please welcome New Carlisle Lodge’s newest member, Michael Abbot.

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Outdoor Raising – July 22

New Carlisle and Mt. Olivet Lodges will confer the Master Mason Degree at the 16th Annual Outdoor Raising located at the home of W. B. Richard Boitnott,7770 Agenbroad Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344. All Master Masons are welcome. Please bring an apron and lawn chair, and arrive before 9 a.m. Dress for the day is casual. In the event of rain, the degree work will be moved to New Carlisle Temple, 110 S. Main Street, New Carlisle.

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Strawberry Festival Update

Attached are pictures from New Carlisle Lodge Strawberry Festival June 17. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare and service. It was great fellowship and good to see old friends. – W. B. Jay Maxwell, Secretary

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Past Masters and Members Photo

A Past Masters and Members Photo will be taken at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Past Masters should bring their Past Master apron for the photo.

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Annual Strawberry Festival

June 17, 2023 From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Members, bring the whole family – Free strawberries and ice cream

Please note: A Past Masters and Members Photo will be taken at 6 p.m. Past Masters should bring their Past Master apron for the photo.

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White Apron Meeting

Stated meeting, June 8, 7 p.m.: Many Masons have trouble finding their white apron that was presented to them in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Because of this, many years ago we asked our members to find their white apron and wear it at our June stated meeting. This has become an annual event and we invite Masons from other lodges to join us in this tradition by wearing their white apron at our June stated meeting. A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Dress: Business casual.

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