Brother Edward Homrighouse was recently honored by Old Erie Lodge No. 3 for 75 years of membership.
He is a member of the Greatest Generation, having been born on February 18, 1920 in Warren, Ohio. Brother Homrighouse graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1937. After high school, he enrolled in The Ohio State University, graduating in 1941, with a B.S. in Business Administration.
His Masonic career began when he was initiated an Entered Apprentice on February 4, 1942 in Old Erie Lodge No. 3, and he passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on March 3, 1942. It was during this time Brother Homrighouse received a call to service from Uncle Sam! Since he had receive d his draft notice, and Old Erie Lodge would not be in session prior to his departure for basic training, Mahoning Lodge No. 394, in Niles, Ohio performed courtesy work and conferred the Master Mason Degree on Brother Homrighouse on March 24, 1942.
Brother Homrighouse served in the US Army, European Theater, as Technical Sergeant in a surgical evacuation field hospital. He landed in Normandy on D Day+5. He served from 1942 to his discharge in 1945.
Upon his discharge from the Army, he enrolled at Case Western Reserve University Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1948. Employment was found at Wean United, Inc., Warren from 1948-1985, retiring as Corporate Employee Benefits Manager.
Brother Homrighouse joined the Scottish Rite in 1990 and was a member of the Warren Masonic Chorus for many years until it was discontinued.