The Lodge is mourning the loss of 64-year member Brother Robert D. Fighera, Jr., Past Master.
Bro. Fighera was entered to the degree of Entered Apprentice Mason on September 27th 1957; passed to degree of a Fellowcraft Mason on January 10th 1958; and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 1958.
A York Rite staple in Doylestown, Brother Fighera served as Worshipful Master of Doylestown Lodge #245 in 1987, Most Excellent High Priest of Doylestown Chapter #270 in 1989, Thrice Illustrious Master of Doylestown Cryptic Council #51 in 2002, Eminent Commander of Mizpah Commandery #96 in 1990, and having served as head of each appendant body, was duly elected as a Knight of the York Cross of Honor.
Bro. Fighera also served as a Knight Mason, a Shriner, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, the Past Patron for Doylestown Eastern Star #327, and a Tall Cedar. He also served as Treasurer for many of the organizations as well as their appointed chairs. He was presented a 10-year service medal for his commitment as Doylestown Treasurer in 2016 as well as countless annual awards for his services to the lodge.
Most members of Doylestown Lodge fondly remember Bro. Fighera as their Guide, as he personally guided hundreds of new brothers over the years on their first steps into the Fraternity. For many, meeting Bro. Fighera was their very first memory when they entered the lodge for the first time.
Bob was a model brother, a good friend, a mentor, and will be missed by all. His memory will remain as the highest example of Fraternal Service that Doylestown Lodge has known in any length of memory.