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Grand Lodge Officers2017-12-12T20:14:55+00:00

Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master

Thomas Gamon, IV

Bro. Thomas Gamon, IV, is a Past Master of Perkiomen Lodge No. 595, Red Hill, and served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 40, 2002-2008; as a Representative in Grand Lodge and an Aide to the Grand Master, 2012-2013; as a member of the Masonic Education Committee, 2010-2011, and the Masonic Villages Board of Directors, 2013-present. He is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Tom graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School, earned an associate’s degree in criminology from Montgomery County Community College and completed his Pennsylvania state apprenticeship in the electrical field. He is self-employed as President of Gamon Electric, Inc., a full-service electrical contracting firm which he started in 1986.

A member of Lower Frederick Fire Company since 1975, he served as Fire Chief from 1984-2002 and from June 2012-present. He has earned several professional certifications and licenses and serves on a variety of committees as an electrical contractor and with the fire department.

Bro. Tom and his wife, Cheryl, live in Schwenksville and are members of Jerusalem Lutheran Evangelical Church. They are the proud parents of Bro. Thomas, V, and Danielle, and the grandparents of Shelby Elizabeth and Thomas, VI.

Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden

Jeffrey M. Wonderling

Bro. Jeffrey M. Wonderling is a Past Master of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346, Connellsville. He is also a charter member of Lodge Ad Lucem No. 812, Pittsburgh, and a member of the Pennsylvania Lodge of Research. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 30th Masonic District, 2000-2005, as Principal of the 30th Masonic District School of Instruction and as a member of Masonic Villages Board of Directors, 2007-present. He is a recipient of the Grand Lodge Century Award, the Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Award and the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Jeff graduated from Gateway Senior High School and the LaDolce Academy of Real Estate. He is employed by Flynn’s Tire Group as a Territorial Manager and has specialized in business development for over 30 years.

Bro. Jeff and Sharon are members of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delmont, where he has served on the Church Council, the Mutual Ministry and Finance Committees, as an Assisting Minister and as Chairman of two capital campaigns. He also served on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association of Westmoreland County and serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Western PA.

Bro. Jeff has two stepsons, Thomas and Michael Bahney, and two grandchildren, Julia and Dylan Bahney.

Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden

Larry A. Derr

Bro. Larry A. Derr is a Past Master of Ashara-­ Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Mount Joy. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 1, 2009-2017; Representative in Grand Lodge, 2005-2008, and Masonic Villages Board of Directors, 2017-present. He is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Larry graduated from Manheim Central High School and Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and drafting. After 40 years of construction management in commercial masonry, he retired as Vice President.

He served as a member of the Board of Directors for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers #5 and Lancaster County Vocational Technology Group, as Past Chairman of the Apprentice Committee for Associated Builders and Contractors Association and on the Board of Advisors for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He also coached youth baseball teams for the Mount Joy Athletic Association. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Mount Joy Borough Water Authority.

Bro. Larry and his wife, Rochelle, live in Mount Joy and are the proud parents of a son, Dustin M. Derr. They are members of Saint John’s Lutheran Church, where Brother Larry was involved with the building committee.

Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer

Jeffrey W. Coy

Jeffrey W. Coy

Bro. Jeffrey W. Coy is a Past Master and past Trustee of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315. He was installed as the R.W. Grand Treasurer on Dec. 27, 2003. He serves as Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund, Administrator of the Pension Fund, Trustee of the Consolidated Fund, Director of the Library and Museum and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Masonic Villages. He also has served the Grand Lodge as the Grand Organist for the Central Pennsylvania area.

Bro. Jeff served 11 terms as State Representative for the 89th Legislative District of Franklin and Cumberland counties, having been elected to his first two-year term in 1982. He then served on the Chesapeake Bay Commission and as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He is Vice Chairman of the Orrstown Bank and is a member of many other community organizations.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Bro. Jeff is Chairman of the Shippensburg University Board of Trustees. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Shippensburg University.

Bro. Jeff and his wife, Jo Anne, live in Shippensburg. They are members of Memorial Lutheran Church, where he has been the organist for more than 40 years.

Right Worshipful Grand Secretary

Mark A. Haines

Bro. Mark A. Haines is a Past Master of Reading Lodge No. 549 and is a dual member of Teutonia Lodge No. 367, both of West Reading. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District from 1998-2005. He serves as Trustee of the Masonic Charities Fund, Administrator of the Pension Fund, Trustee of the Consolidated Fund, Director of the Masonic Library and Museum and as a member of the Masonic Villages Board of Directors.

Bro. Mark served as an advisor for the Reading Chapter, Order of DeMolay, and was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also served as an advisor for Reading Assembly, International Order of The Rainbow for Girls.

Bro. Mark graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in business administration.

He was installed as the R.W. Grand Secretary on Dec. 27, 2005. Previously, he was employed as Deputy Grand Secretary and held various management positions within the insurance industry. Bro. Mark was awarded the Pennsylvania Franklin Medal by R.W. Past Grand Master Stephen Gardner during the 2009 Annual Communication.

Bro. Mark and his wife, Karen, have five children and two granddaughters. They live in West Lawn and attend Peace Lutheran Church. In their spare time, they enjoy going to football games and spending time with their family.