Divan Biographies


  Dr. Gary         Williams

 Chief Rabban

Robert W Round

R.W. Gary B. Williams, M.D. resides with his Lady Pam in West Akron.


Masonic History

R.W. Williams began his Masonic experience in the Order of Demolay then raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1968 in Victory Lodge #649 where he served as Worshipful Master in 2003, then LEO, trustee and currently serving as lodge treasurer.

A member of A.A.S.R. Valley of Akron, R.W. Williams was honored by receiving the 33rd Degree in 1997.


Additional Masonic bodies

Akron Consistory- Commander in Chief 2004 and trustee 2004-2012, Royal Order of Scotland, Red Cross of Constantine (Saint Benedict Conclave) Cuyahoga Falls Chapter #225 RAM, Council #144, Commandery #83 and Royal Order of Jesters Court #80 where he served as director in 2011.


Grand Lodge of Ohio

R.W. Williams served as the District Deputy of the 21st District from 2005 to 2008, Williams has served as a trustee for the Western Reserve Masonic Community since 2004 and is currently a trustee for the Ohio Masonic Home.


R.W. Williams joined Tadmor Shriners in 1994 and was apponted 2nd Ceremonial for 2013.



R.W. Williams M.D. is a Surgeon in the Summa Health System, Chief / Division of General Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery at NEOMED.


A graduate of Akron University 1968- B.S. and The Ohio State University 1972- M.D.  Williams has served on many local and state professional medical boards and has written numerous articles for medical publications across the country.





        and Lady Pam

 home #  330-864-3581


   and Lady Gayle

cell #  330-352-7695


Bob and his Lady Gayle have been married 8 years and live in Uniontown.  He graduated from Springfield High School and attended the University of Akron.  Bob and Gayle have two daughters; Jaclyn and Madison; two sons Bob and Frank and two grandchildren Eli and Landon.


Bob is a member of Coventry- Akron #83 and was raised a Master Mason in January 2011.  He joined Tadmor Shrine in November of 2011. He is a member of Temple Guard and Director Staff.  Bob is also a member of Widows Sons. He enjoys motorcycles and jogging.

  Assistant Rabban 

     Michael Bair

Michael was raised a Master Mason in Port Washington Lodge #202 in May 2010.  After moving back to his hometown, he transferred to William H. Hoover Lodge #770 in North Canton.  Michael joined the AASR Valley of Canton in November 2010.  He then joined Tadmor Shriners in May of 2011.   Tadmor, Michael is on the Membership Committee, Rod and Gun Unit and is a member of the Alliance Shrine Club and the North Stark/Barberton Shrine Club and the North Stark Transportation Unit.  Michael and his Lady Larissa reside in North Canton and have been married since May 2010.


Michael is a graduate of The Ohio State University as a Civil Engineer.  He became a Registered Professional Engineer in 2012 and currently works for the Ohio Departent of Transportation.  He also completed classes at the University of Akron in hopes of becoming a Registered Professional Surveyor.  Besides being an active Shrine Mason, Michael has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since 1993 with his Troop #4 in Canton, OH where he became an Eagle Scout in 2001.  Michael's love of the outdoors is where you will find him spending his free time camping, fishing, hunting and trapping.

  and Lady Larissa

cell #  330-685-2165

High Priest and Prophet

   James Dorsey

Jimmy and his Lady Tammi  live in Akron where they have spent most of their 26 years of marriage.  They have three children, four grandchildren.  Jimmy was raised a Master Mason at Wayfarer Lodge #789.  He went through Hot Sands in 2009 and brought his son-in-law Tony Anderson in 2010.  Jimmy is a member of Director Staff, Temple Guard and Rod and Gun.  He enjoys spending his time at Tadmor and helping out whenever possible

       and  Lady Tammi

    cell #  330-606-4961


Mark Giannaris

Mark and his Lady Deborah live in Silver Lake.  Mark was  in the Air Force and has attended Wheeling Jesuit College and Majored in Accounting.  He currently works as an Accountant for Pepperl+Fuchs.


Mark was raised a Master Mason in August of 2000 at Cuyahoga Falls Lodge #735 where he has been Worshipful Master three times: 2006, 2013, and present. He was also the Lodge secretary in 2006 and 2012.  He is also a member of York Rite and Scottish Rite.   As a member of Tadmor Shriners, he belongs to the Legion of Honor and Clown Unit.


























     and Lady Deborah

  home #  330-929-0837



 Gary DeMoss, PP

   and Lady Becky

cell #  330-715-6159


Ill. Sir Gary DeMosss is proud to be a third generation Shrine-Mason.  Gary began his Masonic experience im 1973 when he was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Joppa Lodge#666 then becoming a member of the Valley of Akron, Scottish Rite, Cuyahoga Falls Council #144, Chapter #225, Commandery #83, Temple Guard, Krazy Kops and ROJ court #80.


Gary is a 2nd generation potentate here at Tadmor, following his father's lead, Ill. Sir Corum "C.C." DeMoss who served as Potentate in 1972.


Gary was appointed to the Divan in 1996 by Ill. Sir Crinley Hoover as the Second Ceremonial Officer and then became Potentate in 2002.


Recently retired  from a 36 year career in law enforcement in the Village of Silver Lake, 17 years serving as the police chief, it was easy to understand his theme for 2002: "To Serve and Protect".  Serving and protecting others in a life stye, especially children, according to Gary.


Gary and his Lady Becky live in Bath Township and have two adult children: Lyndsey, who teaches school and lives in Akron and son Noble Jason who, like his grandfather, is in the car business and lives in Cuyahoga Falls.


Hobbies include traveling, camping, working on projects at home and enjoying their involvement in the old car hobby, especially if it has something to do with a Corvair.

1st Ceremonial

 Scott Sampsel

   and Lady Angela

cell #  330-409-3411


  2nd Ceremonial

   James Bull

   and Lady Kellie

cell #  330-352-3706



Rick Allen

   and Lady Patty

cell #  330-807-1993



David Shultz


   and Lady Susan

cell #  330-351-1082


Captain of the Guard

Charles Auker

   and Carol Jean

home # 330-882-4279


  Inner Guard

  Todd Jones

   and Lady Karen

cell #  330-807-4752


  Outer Guard

 Mark Zartman

   and Lady Kandy

cell #  330-554-4446


     Chaplain                   Paul Newburn, Jr., PP

Paul became a Master Mason and was raised in the Leetonia Lodge.  After to moving to Alliance he transferred to Homeworth Lodge.  He is also a member of Conrad Lodge in Alliance.  Paul is a member of the Valley of Canton Scottish Rite, Cuyahoga Falls Chapter of the York Rite, Commandery and Council. Paul served as Potentate in 2008 at Tadmor.


Paul is a member and Past President of Alliance Shrine Club, Alliance Flag Unit and Alliance Go-Jo Unit.  Paul is also a member of the Legion of Honor and served in the U.S. Army.  He was hightly decorated in Vietnam.  Paul is also a member of Tadmor Temple Guard.  Paul is retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol after twenty-five years and is retired from Huntington Bank.  Paul is married to Cyndia and lives in Alliance.  They have three sons and daughters-in-law, and three wonderful grandsons.  Paul and Cyndia enjoy camping, fishing and travel.  Paul is also an avid hunter.

      and Lady Cyndia

   cell #  330-614-0107

 Chief Aide                  

Thomas Kish, PP

      and Lady Susan

   home # 330-289-4591



Greg Silvert, PP

      and Lady Barb

   home # 330-936-9462



Garland "GUNNY" McCary

      and Lady Penny

   home # 330-733-8041



Terrance McMahan

      and Lady Jodi

   home # 330-701-7531



Larry Wyant

      and Lady Sue

   cell # 330-361-9108


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