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THE GRAND MASTER OF ARIZONA

Most Worshipful
Robert Bradfield

 
Most Worshipful Robert Bradfield was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He worked for the City of Downey as a Police Officer for 32 years; where he worked all departments from patrol to administration. Upon retirement he moved to Bullhead City, Arizona to enjoy the leisure life. However, now he is back working for the Bullhead City School District.

Bob joined Mohave Valley Lodge #68 in Bullhead City where he served as Master in 2004. Bob served as Very Reverend Grand Chaplain in 2005 for Most Worshipful James Sebastin...

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IN MEMORIAM

Amixtocle Aristoteles Cocco
33° I.G.H.

Bro. Amixtocle was a dedicated Mason. He was raised a Mason in 1967 at Elmhurst Lodge No.941 AM&FM (1969), joined the Medinah Shriners in Chicago, and the Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction, where he received his 32°. He continued his involvement after moving back to Mexico, where he worked at the Instituto de Obras Sociales, an organization dedicated to assisting single mothers and battered women. He also personally petitioned Mexico’s President Luis Echeverria Alvarez to use government land to successfully open a safe haven for the homeless and others in need.

Upon moving to Arizona, he joined Paradise Valley Masonic Lodge #61 (later Paradise Valley Silver Trowel #29 F&AM). Joined the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, the York Rite, Royal Arch Masons, Council of the Royal and Select Masters, and the Commandery of Knights Templar. He served as Venerable Master for the Scottish Rite (2011). He was a founder of Hispanos Unidos #83 (later El Quixote Masonic Lodge No. 83 F&AM) and served as Worshipful Master (2009-2010). With Waltraud, he was involved with the Eastern Star, they served as Worthy Patron and Matron (2008), and the Phoenix Court #1 Order of the Amaranth as Royal Patron (2013). An honorary member of Nellis Lodge #46 and the Royal Order of the Thistle of the Knights of St. Andrew, both in Las Vegas, Nevada, the latter which he helped found with his son Arcangelo. Education was the primary theme for Amixtocle’s service in Arizona. He was a leader for the Masonic programs. Amixtocle’s 49-year Masonic career culminated with one final accomplishment, becoming coroneted a 33° Master Mason in 2014.

A wake will be held for Amixtocle on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00a.m.; Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254.

IN MEMORIAM

Donald W. Monson
December 10, 1934 – June 5, 2016

The Reverend Donald W. Monson, a retired priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona passed from this world to be with his Lord on June 5, 2016. Don was born in Alhambra, CA raised in Tucson, served in the US Army and earned a Masters in Divinity in 1965 from General Theological Seminary in New York. Don served on many different councils and committees of the Episcopal Church and worked30+ years in full time ministry, most in Arizona where he built two Episcopal Churches, St. Michael’s in Coolidge and St. Michaels and All Angels in Phoenix. After retiring from full time ministry in 1995, he continued to serve part time at All Saints Episcopal Church until 2012.

Worshipful Brother Don was extremely active in the Masonic Fraternity in Arizona, serving as Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons in Arizona 1999/2000, Initiated – October 29, 1959, Passed – November 19, 1959 and Raised – December 10, 1959 at Pima Lodge No. 39 which consolidated with Gila Valley #9. W.B. Monson held many offices in both the Scottish Rite and York Rite as a 33° Mason including, Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona (2000), Past Grand Illustrious Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Arizona (1986), Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Arizona (1997), Past Grand Governor of the York Rite Sovereign College of Arizona (2004-2006), Past Chief Adept of the Arizona College, Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, Past Puissant Sovereign Master of the Red Cross of Constantine (1992). He served on many councils and held major leadership and chair positions in Arizona and Nationally.

Don was known for his quick wit, knowledge of Holy Scripture, and his deep spiritual care for and life of service to his fellow man. He is survived by many cousins and longstanding friends.

His Memorial Mass will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church 6300 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012. His internment will be in All Saint’s Close Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to All Saints Episcopal Church (above) or to the Arizona Masonic Library Fund: Checks made out to: “Roskruge-Casey Memorial Library” 14801 N. 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85023.

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The Masonic bodies that comprise the fraternity of Freemasonry are many, and not all are for men alone. Each of the bodies, or orders, uses it's own set of symbology and allegory to illustrate to it's members important societal lessons. Follow the links below to learn more about the numberous orders.

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