In Memoriam

Brother & Sister Elks who were Past Exalted Rulers and who have been reported to the website are posted below. Please understand that the information provided here was that which we happened to have in our archives, or that which was sent in. To submit names or information, please send an email to .  

350x35- Placeholder

Passing of Debbie Angell PDD of Winsted Lodge No. 844

Click here for the obituary from Montano-Shea Funeral HomeIt is our sad duty to announce the passing of Past District Deputy Debbie Angell of Winsted Lodge No. 844.   She passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at her home after a long illness.  She was...

Passing of Past State President James “Jay” Lee III

It is our sad duty to announce that James "Jay" Lee III PSP, PDD has passed. Jay served as Exalted Ruler of Wallingford Lodge No. 1365 in 1978, served the Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and the Connecticut Elks Association as State President...

Passing of Francis G. Adams Sr., Past Grand Lecturing Knight, Past State President

It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Francis G. Adams Sr., Past Grand Lecturing Knight, Past State President from New London Lodge No. 360. The following appears courtesy of The Day (published July 19, 2023); Francis G. Adams Sr, of 30 Old Black Point Road...

Passing of Past State President Daniel Skiba

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Past State President Dan Skiba has passed away. Let's all keep Celia & their family in our thoughts and prayers. On Friday, July 7th there will be a Memorial Service for Dan at Rockville Lodge in their Carriage...

Passing of Ron Campbell PDD, Exalted Ruler of Enfield Lodge

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the passing of an extraordinary gentleman, brother, friend, and colleague, Ronald L. Campbell PDD, Exalted Ruler, who passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was 82. Ronnie,...

Elks 11 O’Clock Toast

You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes.

This is to remind us that with Elks, the hour of 11 has a tender significance.

Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.

It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.

Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.

Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message,

“To our absent members.”