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CHARLES E. WEED, MASONIC HIGH PRIEST, GRAND NOBLE

Charles E. Weed, a past master, high priest and grand noble in the Masons, died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) in his Lakewood Village home after a lengthy illness.

Weed, 64, was born in Dover, N.H., and grew up in the Dover and Rochester, N.H., area, where he graduated from Spaulding High School in 1953.

He worked for 32 years as a purchasing agent for Moore Business Forms on Grand Island. He and his family moved to Williamsville in 1980. He then worked for 1 1/2 years for E&M in Middleport. He moved to Medina in 1994.

He was past master of Humain Lodge 21 and past high priest of Temple Chapter 20, both in Rochester, N.H.; past thrice illustrious master of Oriental Council 14, past eminent commander of Palistine Commandery 11 and past royal exulted grand lecturer, all of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of the State of New Hampshire; and a past noble in Grand Motolina Lodge, International Order of Free and Accepted Masons. He was a past member and had many connections with area Masonic lodges, including Medina Lodge 336.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Weed is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Arline Frost; two sons, James E. of Akron, Ohio, and Thomas A. of Cheektowaga; and a daughter, Karen E. Cutting of North Tonawanda.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Grace Baptist Church of Medina, 120 Park Ave. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

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