CANFIELD - Argus Lodge # 545 F. & A.M. in Canfield honored Brother Edwin J. Anderson II, one of its longtime members, with the "Mason of the Year Award" on Oct. 12. The award was established to honor a brother who has diligently served Argus Lodge and is viewed by its master and officers as a mason who has singled himself out through his actions in the last year.
Brother Anderson has been an active member of the lodge for 42 years where he now is the Captain of the Fellowcraft team for the lodge. He resides in Boardman with his wife Sharie. Ed also has son Dave of Youngstown and Daughter Melissa of Columbus.
He served in the US Army National Guard, serving from 1970 to 1977 as a Specialist Fifth Class. He attended Kent State for ROTC and graduated Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He and his brothers, Bill and Bob, worked for their father Elmer who owned Anderson Suburban Delivery in Youngstown until they closed in 1981. Ed then went to work for Central Transportation from 1982 to 1995. He then moved to Conway Freight where he is presently an account executive. Ed met his wife Sharie in 1969 and they married Nov. 21, 1970. Ed also is a member of the Scottish Rite of Youngstown and is a trustee at Boardman Methodist Church. He also enjoys camping, fishing, golf and his grandchildren.