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Monday, July 9, 2012

R. I. P Ill. Brother Ernest Borgnine, 33° G.C.

    Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at age 95,  
His wife, Tova, and children were at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, 

"It's a very sad day," his manager said. "The industry has lost someone great, the caliber of which we will never see again. A true icon. But more importantly, the world has lost a sage and loving man who taught us all how to 'grow young.' His infectious smile and chuckle made the world a happier place." 

Borgnine was a Freemason in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, and a 33rd° Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction. He was also an Intendant General At-Large in the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine.
In 2000, he received his 50-year pin as a Freemason in Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, Virginia. He joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Los Angeles in 1964, received the KCCH in 1979, was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1983, and received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour in 1991.
Read about his Masonic story in his own words here.
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From the Los Angeles Times here. 

From the New York Times here.