Dwynal Ray Grass

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Dwynal Ray Grass

March 15, 1936 - September 19, 2018

Dixfield 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
Published on October 10, 2018
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Darlene Manzo
Oct 14, 2018
Monte and rosalie grondin
Oct 14, 2018
So very for your loss. Will always remember how great he did when he spoke at Masonic funerals.
Don and Lynda Tardie
Oct 13, 2018
Always a gentleman, patriot, and man of integrity and honor. Our deepest sympathies to Karen and family. He will be surely missed.
Don and Lynda
Oct 12, 2018
Karen, my thoughts are with you. Please take care and cherish your memories.
Shirley Grass
Oct 11, 2018
So sorry to hear of Dwynal's passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to family. He'll be missed by all.
Debbie Holmes
Oct 11, 2018
Karen and family sorry for your loss. He was a remarkable man with love and wisdom for family, friends, people every where. May he RIP.
Stanley Baker
Oct 11, 2018
My condolences to the Grass family. I knew Dwynal from when I was Master of Trinity Lodge in Presque Isle and also as a member of the Scottish Right in Aroostook. He was a true gentleman, friend, and and knowledgeable in the craft. He will be missed by all. RIP Br. Grass in that celestial home not made with hands.
Sylvia Chalou
Oct 11, 2018
Karen, Robin , Robert and family, So sorry for your loss, my thoughts,prayers and heart goes out to you. Dwynal was a special person with a huge heart and a big smile. He loved his family, country and Oxbow dearly.Thank you for your service Dwynal RIP.
Sylvia Chalou
Oct 11, 2018
Karen, Robin , Robert ad family, So sorry to hear of your loss, my heart goes out to you. Dwynal was a special person with a huge heart and always a smile.He was proud and loved his family , country, Oxbow dearly. Thank You for your service Dwynal RIP and may God Bless you.
Lorne "Gizmo" Noiles
Oct 10, 2018
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dwynal when I was going through the Scottish Rite Masonry. He was a true gentleman and from the first day I met him I liked him. I am sad to see he has passed and my condolences to his family. Dwynal was a great man and he will be missed.
Carroll and Beverlee Richardson
Oct 10, 2018
So sorry to hear of Dwynal's passing. Steve Kulback just called us. We live in the Portland area now so no longer subscribe to the Bangor paper. Please accept our love and sincere condolences for all the family, Karen. May he rest in peace.
Vern Boyce - East Hampton, Ct.
Oct 10, 2018
Karen and all the family;
So sorry to hear on the passing of Dwynal. He and I got to know one another and became good friends while in the Legion. I always enjoyed his easy-going manner, his quiet approach he had and loved his military stories. A good man of which one could depend on whenever there were matters to take care of. Dwynal was a man who served his family, community and country with pride and honor. Having gained the respect of many and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. RIP ol' friend.....
MSgt. William (Bill) Lindie
Oct 10, 2018
I was a friend of Dwynal …. being stationed together at Dow and Pease Air Force Bases. I'm saddened to learn of his passing . May GOD rest his soul and may our Lord be with Karen and family. I know we will meet again... in a better place. >