Our Lady of Mt Carmel Council #15499

In Memoriam


We remember those Brother Knights who are no longer with us.


"May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen'


SK Carl Johnson





       1957 - May 16, 2016


       1st Degree since: December 1, 1982

       2nd & 3rd Degree since: March 3, 1983

       4th Degree since: month dd yyyy




Freddy Leigh Highsmith





        July 22, 1929 - May 9, 2016


1st Degree since: November 18, 2011

2nd & 3rd Degree since: December 01, 2012






Timothy Michael Nuzum



        What is this borrowed space we fill from the instant yesterday

        when we were born until that instant tomorrow when we all pass?


         Can we take notes? Will there be a test?

         How do you frame a life; what is the context?

         Are the verbs active or passive?

         Are we like a criminal ever allowed to finish a sentence? 

         Life is a true/false multiple choice essay test that we all will pass!


         From this test of life, we all shall pass!




        March 9, 1968 - December 13, 2015


1st Degree since: August 7, 2007





SK Charles E. Elser





          May the road rise to meet you.

          May the wind be always at your back.

          May the sun shine warm upon your face.

          May the rains fall soft upon your fields 

          And until we meet again, 

          May God hold you in the palm of His hand.






November 8, 1940 - February 8, 2015


1st Degree since: February 3, 2004

4th Degree since: April 2, 2004



Paul Nolin 



               God Saw You

        God saw you were getting tired

        And your cure was not meant to be.

       So he put his arms around you

       And whispered " Come to me."

       With tearful eyes we watched you 

         and saw you pass away,

         and though we love you dearly,

         we could not make you stay.

       A golden heart stopped beating,

       Hard working hands were put to rest.

       God broke our hearts to prove to us 

       He only makes the best.




April 14, 1941 - August 20, 2014


1st Degree since: January 1, 1965



Francisco Q. Cruz



                            God's Garden

   God looked around his garden and he found an empty place.
   He then looked down upon this Earth, and saw your tired face.
   He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.
   God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
   He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain.
   He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
   He saw the road was getting rough and hills were hard to climb.
   So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be Thine."
   It broke our hearts to lose you but You did not go alone,
   For part of us went with you... The Day God called you home.






January 11, 1931 - June 10, 2014


1st Degree since: March, 13, 1977 



Goldelini G. Cafe


January 1, 1942 - June 9, 2014


1st Degree since: December 11, 2013



SK Carl W. Sanders Jr.



          An Irish Blessing

       "May God grant you always...

        A sunbeam to warm you,

        A moonbeam to charm you,

        A sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.

        Laughter to cheer you.

        Faithful friends near you.

        And whenever you pray, 

        Heaven to hear you."





       November 15, 1944 - March 23, 2013


1st Degree since: April 21, 2007

4th Degree since: April 12, 2008



SK Henry E. Higham



                         23rd Psalm

   The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

   He makes me lie down in green pastures, 

   He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.

   He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 

   I will fear no evil for you are with me;

   Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

   You anoint my head with oil; My cup overflows.

   Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

   And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.



        April 5, 1928 - October 11, 2012


1st Degree since: April 16, 1968 

4th Degree since: April 27, 1974