Argus Lodge 545 F. &A.M. in Canfield honored Brother Denny Furman, one of its longtime members, with the E. Tom Brown Memorial Award on Feb. 11.
The award was established to honor those who have given Service Above Self to the principles of Freemasonry and have been an ambassador of Argus Lodge.
Brother Furman has coached and educated many of Argus' new members. He is the Lodge photographer and has served as the lodge education officer for the past five years.
Photo special to the Town Crier
John Martin, Denny Furman and Thomas Hallden are pictured at the recent Argus Lodge 545 F. &A.M. meeting where Furman was honored with the E. Tom Brown Memorial Award.
Furman lives in Berlin Center with his wife Mary Jo, whom he married in 1971. He is a 32 Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, member of the York Rite and has been Knighted as a Knights Templar. He is a board member and photographer of the Berlin Ellsworth Ruritan, member of the Salem Eagle's, Berlin Historical Society, lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and retired officer of the Berlin Center Fire Department. He graduated from South High School and Choffin Vocational in 1970.
Denny and his wife own and operate Denny's Auto Supply in Berlin Center that he founded in 1976.
Argus Lodge is part of the 24th Masonic District, which is composed of 26 lodges in four Ohio counties, with roughly 6,500 members.