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1976 – Calvin Thomas Hubler

Calvin Thomas Hubler was born in Logansport, Indiana, March 25, 1915, the son of Everett F. and Mabel Thomas Hubler. The family moved to Dayton in 1919 and “Cal” attended Jefferson Elementary and Stivers High School, graduating in 1932. He also attended Ohio University and the University of Dayton.

M. W. Brother Hubler was married on June 8, 1935, to Ruby A. Weidner who for 41 years was his constant companion. To this union were born two sons. He was an active member of the Normandy United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Administrative Board for several years.

M. W. Brother Hubler had been Secretary of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton since 1965. Previously he was a tax auditor for the City of Dayton and was associated with his brother-in-law, Herman Weidner, for many years in the construction business.

M.W. Brother Hubler was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on December 14, 1943, and served as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge No. 13, 1952-1953. He became a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, November 11, 1944. After serving in several ritualistic parts, he entered the line of Miami Council, Princes of Jerusalem and served as Sovereign Prince, 1964-1966. He was crowned an Honorary 33° Mason, in Boston, Massachusetts, in September of 1966.

Brother Hubler was exalted in Unity Chapter No. 16, R. A. M., February 17, 1944. He served as Excellent High Priest, 1955-1956, and Secretary from 1961 to 1965. He was greeted in Reese Council No.9, R. & S. M. of Ohio, March 4, 1944; he dimitted to Silver Trowel Council No. 141, R. & S. M. in 1955 and served as its Recorder from then until 1965. He was created a Knight Templar in Reed Commandery No.6, March 6, 1945.

Brother Hubler was a member of Antioch Temple Shrine; Holy Grail Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Royal Order of Jesters; High Twelve Club (Past President); National Sojourners; Allied Masonic Degrees; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Masonic Veterans Association of Ohio; Knight Masons of Ireland; Honorary Legion of Honor; International Order of DeMolay and an Honorary member of Rainbow for Girls.

In October 1967, Brother Hubler was appointed District Deputy Grand Master and served in 1968 and 1969. In October, 1969, Most Worshipful Brother Louis C. Holzapfel appointed him to the office of Junior Grand Deacon. He was subsequently appointed Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshall, Grand Orator.

He was elected Junior Grand Warden, 1972, Senior Grand Warden, 1973, and Deputy Grand Master, 1974. On October 17,1975, in Toledo, he was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Ohio and was installed into that office on October 18,1975.

The 167th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio was opened on Friday, October 22, 1976 by Most Worshipful Brother Calvin T. Hubler, Grand Master, and we were that day and well into the next treated to a display of expertise, fair play, and congeniality which will not soon be forgotten.

Thus ends the record of an inspired and dedicated Mason.

Masonic memorial services were held in Dayton on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Funeral services were conducted by the Reverend Milford E. Ater, Past Grand Chaplain in the Dayton Masonic Temple on Wednesday, November 3, 1976. Interment was in David Cemetery, Dayton.