Thomas J. Wagner, Bowling Green, (left) has been elected and installed as Worshipful Master of North Baltimore Masonic Lodge 561. The installation took place on Monday, Dec. 12.
Wagner grew up in Masonry, as his father, Verlin L. (Tony) Wagner, was a 50-year Mason. Thomas joined the North Baltimore Lodge in 2011, and along with his brothers, Michael and Bradley, he attended the first one-day class in Ohio, becoming a Master Mason in one day.
Thomas Wagner has served as a junior and senior deacon, and junior and senior warden. He has been an insurance and investment specialist since 1990 with MassMutual and MML Investors Services, Inc.
He is a 32 degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo. His wife, Lisa, is a science teacher at Perrysburg High School. They have three sons, Perry, Ben and Noah. Perry is a recent alumni from University of Findlay with a bachelor’s degree and is a Registered Nuclear Med Tech at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. Ben is a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Toledo, and Noah is a sophomore majoring in business and military science at Bowling Green State University and on full scholarship with the Army ROTC.
Other officers installed on Dec. 12 were:
Senior Warden: Eugene L. Patterson
Junior Warden, Greg Van Vorhis
Treasurer: Michael Nye
Secretary: Larry Bateson
Chaplain: Skip Baltz
Senior Deacon: Michael Trout
Junior Deacon: Rory Fitch
Senior Steward: Ted Lobdell
Junior Steward: John Eschedor
Tyler: Daniel Rayle
Trustee: Stanley Baltz
Director At Large: Mike Barringer
Director At Large: Rory Fitch
L.E.O.: Jay Everett Harris