CLARENCE H. FISHER 1889-1950
Junior Grand Warden, 1942
From Proceedings, Page 1950-111:
Born in Gardner, Massachusetts, September 21, 1889
Died in Boston, Massachusetts, July 11, 1950
Right Worshipful Brother Fisher was raised in Mount Sugar Loaf Lodge, February 26, 1915, and served as its Worshipful Master in 1919 and 1920. He was District Deputy Grand Master for the Greenfield 14th Masonic District in 1934 and 1935 by appointment of Most Worshipful Curtis Chipman and Most Worshipful Claude L. Allen. For several years he was a Representative on the Board of Masonic Relief for the 14th Greenfield District, in which capacity he rendered devoted and sincere advice. In 1942 he served as Junior Grand Warden and afterward received from the Grand Lodge the Henry Price Medal.
He received the Royal Arch Degree in Franklin Chapter on April 8, 1918, and served as its High Priest in 1923 and 1924. He was District Deputy Grand High Priest of the Sixth Capitular District in 1930 and 1931.
He received the Super Excellent Degree in Titus Strong Council, Royal and Select Masters, on May 13, 1921, and served as its Illustrious Master in 1927 and 1928. He also served as Grand Steward of the Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters in 1933.
In the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees in Greenfield Lodge of Perfection on October 31, 1916; Massasoit Council, Princes of Jerusalem, on November 6, 1919; Greenfield Chapter of Rose Croix, on May 20, 1921; and in Connecticut Valley Consistory on April 27,1922. He served these respective bodies of the Scottish Rite as Thrice Potent Master, Sovereign Prince and Most Wise Master.
Right Worshipful Brother Fisher was a son of George R. and Carrie (Whitaker) Fisher. He was educated in the public schools of Greenfield and subsequently entered business. His first venture was a most successful one as owner of The Pocumptuck Stage Bus Line, and when this mode of travel declined, he entered the business known for many years as Fisher's Garage.
In addition to his Masonic affiliations, he was a member of the South Deerfield Congregational Church; member of the Red Mens' Board of Directors; Town Moderator and Moderator of the Water Supply District. He was a Director of the Conway National Bank.
His South Deerfield was a very vital part of his life. Respect and love for his fellow-men were always evident. Quiet and unassuming in his nature, faithful and conscientious in every task he undertook, keenly interested in all Masonic activities and in community affairs, he lived in the way of:
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
He is survived by his widow, Mary Young Fisher, his mother, and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Krohne.
On July 14, 1950, funeral services were held in the Congregational Church, South Deerfield, attended by a large gathering of Masonic Brethren and numerous friends and neighbors.
His life was encircled in Faith, Service and Friends. It is said, "To be without friends is a serious form of poverty." Brother Fisher was enriched in life because of the large number of friends that were his.