Kenneth Borkert

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Kenneth Ellison Borkert, 84, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 30, 2014. He was born August 18, 1929 to Hilda and Lester Borkert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, and his brother, Robert, and his wife Myrtle. He is survived by his two sons; Kenneth Jr. and his wife and son Mike, and daughter, Hannah; and Clark and his son, Shane. Also his sister, Unajane and her daughter, Robin.

He graduated from Public School in Philadelphia in 1945, and attended Penn State majoring in accounting. He served our country during the Korean War in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent in 1951. He was employed for 42 years as an accountant by Ford Aerospace providing support to NASA Johnson Space Center. He was a devoted member of St. John's Episcopal Church in La Porte.

His honorable and extensive service to the Masonic Family is illustrated by the many organizations he belonged to and the honors that we conferred.

He was raised a Master Mason in Clear Lake Lodge 1417 in 1974 where he served on serveral committees and was installed Worshipful Master in 1977. He was an endowed member and held a lifetime certificate in the work. He served as District Deputy Grand Master, District 30A, and the Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Hungry. He received the Golden Trowel Award in 1990 for his conspicuous service in the Lodge. He served as Treasurer (Ole money bags) for more than twenty years. He also became a member of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 in the year 2000.

He was exulted a Royal Arch Mason in Park Place Chapter No. 458 in 1978, and served as High Priest in 1986. He was endowed member and held a certifiate of proficiency. He was awarded the Cornerstone Award for his devoted service. He was anointed in to the Order of High Priesthood of Texas and served as High Priet. He served as District Deputy Grand High Priest, District 8.

He was greeted a Select Master in Park Place Council No. 373 in 1978 and served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1984. He was an endowed member and held a certificate o proficiency. He was awarded the Cryptic Triangle Award for his devoted service. He was anointed a Thrice Illustrious Master in the Order of the Silver Trowel in 1978. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council, District 8.

He received the Order of the Temple in Park Place Commandery No. 106 in 1987.

He was accepted in the Gulf Coast York Rite College No. 106 in 1988 and became an endowed member, serving as Governor in 2002. He was awarded the Order of the Purple Cross by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America for his outstanding service.

He became a member of San Jacinto Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine in 2001.

He became a charter member of Sam Houston Council No. 275, Allied Masonic Degrees in 1992, and served as Sovereign Master in 1996.

He became a member of Seabrook Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in 1980 and served as Worthy Patron in 1984 and again in 1986.

He became a member of Arabia Shrine in 1989 and served as President of the NASA Area Shrine Club.

He became a member of the Houston Scottish Rite and an endowed member in 2001. He worked on the 13th and 17th degree teams and was invested with the rank of Knight Commander of the court of Honor. He served as Wise Master of the Chapter of Rose Croix in 2009.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10 AM at St. John's Episcopal Chhurch, 815 South Broadway, La Porte.


Published on yourbayareanews.com from June 9 to June 22, 2014
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