|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1915|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2009|
Herbold, Ralph August
Long time Orange County resident, Ralph August Herbold, died February 8, 2009 in Ashland, Oregon. He was born in Los Angeles, California on June 24, 1915. He graduated from Compton High School in 1932. From 1932 to 1980 he was employed in the plumbing supply industry with time out for a stint with the Navy in World War II. Retired in 1980, he continued his devotion to Freemasonry, establishing a national reputation as a leader in Masonic education through the auspices of the Southern California Research Lodge. Widowed, he moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1997, to be near his daughter, Janet Dunlap. Notwithstanding his move to Oregon, Ralph maintained his dedication to the affairs of the Southern California Research Lodge. He was a Golden Veteran of California and a 50 year member of the Southern California Research Lodge. Ralph was a Past Master and member of Golden Trowel-Norwalk Lodge and a member of Solomon's Staircase Lodge. In 2007 Ralph was named "Mason of the Year" by the Grand Lodge of California. Besides his many research lodge activities, he was honored as Sovereign Grand Inspector General (33rd), Long Beach Valley of the Scottish Rite. Ralph was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Martin and brother, Roy. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Dunlap.
~ The Orange County Register
Ralph A. Herbold
Ralph A. Herbold, 93, of Ashland, Ore., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at home. Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.
Published in the Mail Tribune on 2/12/2009
Created by: Bonita Isabella
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34133646
I remember Ralph very well from Long Beach Scottish Rite and his very active involvement in the Southern California Masonic Research Society where he wrote thier monthly column. He was an excellent Mason.|
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