Yesterday during the Grand Lodge Annual Communication, Brother Richard A. Dickerscheid was elected to serve as the 165th Grand Master of Ohio.
A member of College Hill – Harry S. Johnson Lodge #641, Rich became a Freemason in 2002. In October of 2014, Brother Dickerscheid was recommended to the Grand Lodge of Ohio by MWB Norman J. Mick, and at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication, he was appointed to the position of Senior Grand Deacon by MWB Steven E. Cokonougher. A devoted father, husband, and Freemason, Rich will continue to serve Ohio Freemasonry with the utmost integrity in the year ahead. We look forward to his leadership.
Congratulations, Most Worshipful Brother Dickerscheid!
About Grand Master Rich A. Dickerscheid
Grand Master Rich Dickerscheid has been a lifelong resident of the great state of Ohio. He was born in Hamilton Ohio on February 12th, 1964. He attended the Talawanda school system and graduated from Talawanda High School in Oxford Ohio in 1982.
Rich met his future wife, Teri, in the seventh grade, where she sat behind him in class. They married in 1984 at St. Mary’s Parrish located in Oxford Ohio. Teresa is the daughter of Maryann and Anton John Dsuban III, who is a Past Master of College Hill-Harry S. Johnson Lodge #641 in 1975.
In June of 1988, John and Maryann Dsuban started John Dsuban Spring Service with Rich Dickerscheid as their first employee. Since that time, the business has evolved into a thriving truck and trailer repair and wholesale parts facility with over twenty-five employees. Today, Rich Dickerscheid is still employed at John Dsuban Spring Service where he is responsible for inventory control, inside & outside sales, and web sales.
Teri and Rich have two children, their son Jonathan, who married Rebecca Walterman on October 28th of 2013, and daughter Amanda, who married Michael North on May 10th, 2014. They also have two Granddaughters and a Grandson
MWB Dickerscheid’s Masonic affiliations include:
- The Valley of Cincinnati A.A.S.R.– 33° (Past Most Wise Master),
- Cumminsville Chapter Royal Arch Masons #158
- Hubert O. Auburn Council RSM #147,
- Cincinnati Commandery #3,
- Syrian Shrine, Marvin Chapter OES #376,
- Cleveland Chapter #23 National Sojourners,
- Society of Past Masters of Cincinnati & Vicinity,
- Past President of the “Wild Bunch Degree Assistance Team
Look out for the next G.L. of Ohio newsletter to learn more about Grand Master Dickerscheid and his plans for another great year of Ohio Freemasonry.