The Star-Herald

Dwynal Ray Grass

DIXFIELD and OXBOW, Maine – Dwynal Ray Grass passed away Sept. 19, 2018. He was born March 15, 1936, in Masardis, Maine, the son of Ray and Eldora (Libby) Grass.
Dwynal was a graduate of Ashland Community High School in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from February 1955 to November 1975. Dwynal was a member of Pioneer Lodge No. 72 A.F. and A.M of Ashland, where he was a Past Master and Past District Deputy Grand Master for the 1st Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Maine. He also served the Grand Lodge as an Assistant Grand Lecturer, and Assistant Grand Chaplain and on several committees. In Scottish Rite Masonry, Dwynal was a 33rd degree Mason and was a member of the Valleys of Aroostook, Bangor and Portland. He was a member of Anah Temple Shrine in Bangor and served in the Sauu Nessu Unit. He was a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tillikum Chapter #99 of Ashland. He was a member of Ashland V.F.W. and Masardis Grass-Goding American Legion Post #208. In addition he was a Master Maine Guide.
He is survived by his wife, Karen (Massena) Grass; one daughter, Robin Maxfield and her husband, Alan, of Wells; stepson, Robert White and his wife, Jan, of Dixfield; one sister, Audrey Young of Westfield; five grandchildren, Joel, Ashley, Kate, Mariah and Abraham, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five siblings, Brian, Keith, Raymond, Dalton and Robert Grass; and nephew, Timothy Young.
A Masonic funeral service will be held at the Masonic Lodge located on Spruce Street, Ashland, ME, at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 14. It is the wish of the family that all donations in his memory be made to the Pioneer Lodge in care of David Basley, P.O. Box 517, Ashland, ME 04732. Interment will take place at Caribou Veterans Cemetery in Caribou, Maine.
A special thank you to niece Judy Sherman and husband Steve for all their kind deeds. Many thanks to Robert White and wife Jan. We could not have made it thru these last months without you.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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