NJ SOUTH CENTRAL
District No. 5760

To Our Absent Members

It is with great sadness that we inform you that the following members have passed:May 6, 2016, Robert Piantanida, March 18, 2016, Harry Fary, December 7, 2015, Brian Denegar, August 27, 2015, Dave Connelly, June 26, 2016, Joseph Aretino, April 13, 2016. Frank Lastella, April 10, 2015, Augie Augustitis, November 11, 2014 Emilio Cosentino, February 18, 2014, Joseph Vashlishan,  2013 June 8, 2013 Joseph Sellers July 19, 2013 Charles Stoneham August 29, 2013 John Piantanide September 30, 2013 John Winter 2012 December 23, 2012 Charles (Chuck) Wolf February 23, 2012 William Kinney 2011 November 29, 2011 John (Pizza) Scialla June 21,2011 Nancy Ramsey 2010 May 25, 2010 William H. Bell July 29, 2010 Morris Zebede September 3, 2010 Richard Caggiano October 1, 2010 Santo "Sandy" Trufolo November 4, 2010 Edgar "Ted" Caffyn 2009 May 11, 2009 Frank Holmgran May 31, 2009 Melinda McDowell June 30 2009 Hank Zebrowski November 7 2009 Rosemarie Celley December 28, Richard Stahl Their Will Be a Vacant Chair We will truly miss our friends and brothers. An Elk Is Never Forgotten, Never Foresaken Their faults, we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the indelible pages of our hearts. Their Trails Ended, Their Faults Forgotten, Their Virtures Cherished, They Rest in Peace. Throughout the United States of American when the 11 O'clock hour falls upon the dial of night Elks unite and recite the following Toast in honor of our absent members. This tradition is over 100 years old and is still an important part of the daily life of an Elk. 11 O'clock Hour Toast "You have heard the tolling of eleven strokes. This is to impress upon you that with us the hour of eleven has a tender significance. Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken. Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be peeling forth the friendly message, "To our Absent Members."


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