Thursday, November 15, 2012

Death of a Past State Master Councilor

From time to time, it becomes my job to report some sad news. Today, I have learned of the death of "Dad" Harry Wimer, Past State Master Councilor, 1956 - 1957, hailing from Lorraine Chapter. While not the oldest living PSMC, he was certainly one of the most senior. His obituary is reprinted below for those that may have known him.

Harry Donald "Bim" Wimer
January 2, 1937 ~ November 3, 2012

Harry Donald "Bim" Wimer, age 75, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 3, 2012 at 2:00 a.m. at the Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.

He was born January 2, 1937 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Donald Cline Wimer and Martha (Kirkpatrick) Wimer.

Mr. Wimer was a graduate of Butler High School and attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA receiving at BA degree. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving at Fort Riley Kansas, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Sam Houston, Texas, and OCS at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a retired contractor from John F. Casey Company and Dravo Corporation, both in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Wimer was the owner of Harry D. Wimer Company of Butler, PA. He was a member of the Hill United Presbyterian Church and an officer, director and past Chairman of the board at North Side Cemetery for many years. Mr. Wimer was a 50 year member of the Butler Lodge No. 272 Free and Accepted Masons and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Allegheny College. He was also the first State Master Councilor from Lorraine Chapter, Order of DeMolay. He continued to serve Lorraine Chapter as Chairman of the Advisory Council and worked at and contributed equipment for the annual fundraisers. Bim coordinated and supervised the work of the vendors and volunteers who built the Masonic Community Shelter at Alameda Park. He enjoyed hunting.

Mr. Wimer is survived by numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received Monday, November 12, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA with, Reverend Clark Sawyer of Hill United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will take place in the North Side Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donation may be made to the Restricted Fund of North Side Cemetery, 1002 North Main Street, Butler, PA 16001 or to the Butler VA Medical Center, 325 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001.

Officers and members of Butler Lodge No. 272 Free and Accepted Masons will conduct Masonic Services Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

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