Heritage Resident Receives Award

Griffith Jones, Junior, a family member at The Homestead, a Heritage senior living community in Gerry, NY, was recently awarded a certificate for 65 membership years in the Masons.

Deputy Grand Master, Rich Kessler and his wife, Joann, shared, “It was an extreme pleasure to be able to present a 65 year award to Griff Jones, Jr. It is always great to connect with those who have laid the path before us and to honor them is a great honor and privilege.”

Jones is also a World War II veteran who served from 1943-1946 in the Pacific theatre as a Technician, 3rd grade. During his time in the United States Army, he worked to build airstrips, roads and pathways for military use, as well as working as a radio operator, decoding Morse Code messages. He received an Arrowhead badge for his service and participation in the second invasion of Lingayen in the Philippines.

Pictured in the photo with Jones are John Haslam, Senior, Deputy Grand Marshall, Larry Kania, Richard Kessler, Deputy Grand Master, and his wife Joann, Dave Howard from the Local Mount Moriah Lodge, Griffith Jones III and his wife, Carol, and Peter Stein.