|March 20, 1931 - October 15, 2001
Initiated: November 15, 1982
Passed: March 3, 1983
Raised: April 19, 1983
Served as Master: 1989
Worshipful Frederic E. Andersen served as Worshipful Master of
Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 in 1989. Worshipful Fred was active in
the York Rite bodies. In 1992-3, he served as Royal Arch Captain. In this
capacity his wisdom and friendship prospered. In 1992, Fred served as
Eminent Commander of Old Dominion Commandery #11. During his year as
Commander, the Commandery grew in numbers and in respect throughout the
Commonwealth. Worshipful Fred was a hard working member, who was not afraid
to stand up and voice his opinion. However, he also had a warm heart for
everyone within the Masonic family. He was a 30-year member of the Military
and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, in the grade of Knight.
This is a 900+ year old order of knighthood, with deep European roots (very
similar to the Most Noble Order of St. John in England).
Fred felt a deep and spiritual connection with the Order, and strongly
believed in its Christian teachings. Fred was much loved within the order,
and received many accolades and awards. During his time in DC, he served
the Order as Sword Bearer for the Atlantic Commandery. He volunteered many
hours to service within the order, visiting overseas leper hospitals to
volunteer his time. In addition, he toured the Holy Lands with the Order,
and served as Aide-to-Camp to the Grand Master, His Royal Highness Francois
de Cosse, 13th Duke of Brissac (in France).
In addition, he spent three months in the Holy Lands (under the auspices of
St. Lazarus) participating in an archeological dig. He also spent time at
the Leprosarium (Leper Hospital) in Jerusalem, as a volunteer orderly.
Fred will be missed, since, as the Commander of the Atlantic Commandery said
in his recent obituary for Fred, "He could always be counted on to
participate in planning and staging meetings and conferences. He was modest
and unassuming, but he stood out because of a deep bass voice that
apparently emanated from his shoetops."
May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy
of the Supreme Architect of the Universe, rest in peace!