Worshipful John Robert Ranck, Sr., toiled tirelessly in the quarries of Freemasonry. His love for Masonry in general and Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 in particular was evident to everyone with whom he came in contact.
His zeal for the Lodge was demonstrated by his unending dedication to maintain our Lodge's relations with Constitutional Lodge No. 294 in Beverley, England, Liberty Lodge in Beverly, Massachusetts, and William L. Elkins Lodge No. 646 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Worshipful Brother Ranck was always willing to do whatever he could to serve the Lodge. As well as serving as Treasurer of the Lodge for a period of time, Worshipful Brother Ranck also served a term on the Archives Committee and was always ready to assist the officers with their duties.
We will miss the wit and spirit of friendship that Worshipful Brother Ranck brought to each of us who knew him.