Rocky River #703, F&AM

Elected Officers


 William P. Ritley - Worshipful Master

William Ritley

Mark W. Rantala, P.M. - Senior Warden

My Masonic history started when I joined John T. McMillan Chapter Order of DeMolay in Ashtabula in 1965.  I served as Master Councilor and then as District Chairman of the Second District and as State Senior Deacon.  I was awarded the DeMolay Degree of Chevalier and the Active Legion of Honor. 

I was raised in Harbor Lodge # 558 (my grandfather’s Lodge) in Ashtabula in 1973.  I am also a member of the A.A.S.R. Valley of Cleveland.  I demitted to Rocky River Lodge in 2000 and served as the 75thMaster of Rocky River Lodge in 2003-04.   I am honored to be serving as Senior Warden this year and look forward to returning to the East next year if elected by the brethren.  I look forward to helping return Rocky River Lode to the top of the District. 

My two greatest thrills as a Mason were seeing my Father become a member of the Fraternity in the one day class and sitting in Lodge with him at Rocky River #703.  My second greatest thrill was to have Steven J. Krekus  (now Past Grand Master) raise me in Harbor Lodge and have him install me as Master when he was Deputy Grand Master. 

My wife Mary Anne and I have lived in Rocky River for 22 years.  We have two daughters who graduated from Rocky River High School.  I am the Executive Director of the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.

Rodger Edwards - Junior Warden

Rodger Edwards

Rodger Edwards spent 39 years as a product development chemist in the metal casting industry serving foundries and steel mills. The last 36 of those years never holding a title lower than Vice President and the last 18 as founder of Phoenix Foundry Chemicals Inc. during this time selling 100% of his target accounts and developing new and novel products for these industries. Was nominated for Whose Who in Science in 1996. Due to industry downsizing and closures, at age 60 he enrolled at the University of Cincinnati graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004 and spent 6 years as a dialysis nurse until his retirement in 2010. Was elected to the Kentucky Colonels in 2008. His hobbies were officiating high school and collegiate sports - baseball, football, volleyball, softball, and basketball at each level. He also holds a private pilots license, single engine land, and accumulated much air time flying to accounts in the US and Canada. He is now a proud member of Rocky River Masonic Lodge 703 serving as the newly elected Junior Warden. 


Jimmy Dixon, P.M. - Senior Deacon

Jimmy Dixon

James R. Dixon was born September 27, 1962 in Lakewood, Ohio, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, both on the east side and west side of town. He joined the U.S. Army in April of 1980 and was honorably discharged in July of 1994. He is an accomplished landscaper, certified carpenter for 12 years, and certified and a highly trained OTR truck driver. As well as a former tow truck driver for many of the major towing companies in the area. Known to his friends as Jimmy D he still lives in Cleveland and joined the fraternity in April of 2010 and has been interested in the lodge since his grandfather N. Truman Deatherage was a member from April of 1956 till his death in June of 1972. He joined Al Sirat Grotto in 2010.




 Karl Hoffman, P.M. - Junior Deacon

Russell A. Kilpatrick, P.M. - Secretary

 Russ Kilpatrick 

 Brian G. Spooner, P.M. - Treasurer


 Brian Spooner was born in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He was raised in Fellowship, Florida at Friendship Lodge #53. Join Rocky River Lodge January of 2006. He is also the Past Monarch of Al Sirat Grotto in Cleveland, Ohio. Brian is a member of York Rite. He is also an amateur photographer.






 - Senior Steward


  - Junior Steward


Michael J. Goldbach, P.M. - Chaplain 


Michael Goldbach was born in Cleveland Ohio, and grew up in Hinckley Ohio. He attended Highland High school and graduated in 1978. In 1979 he started an apprenticeship with Cleveland Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local Union # 5. He continues to work the trade as a bricklayer, stone mason and marble mason. He has worked on many of Cleveland's landmarks, as Terminal Tower, Progressive Field, Tower City to name a few. Has Attended Tri-C, Cleveland State, studying construction technology, business, and real estate. Holds a license as a Realtor with Russell  Real Estate Services. Michael was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Rocky River Lodge #703 on April 21, 1994. He is also a 32 degree mason with the Scottish Rite. 



 - LEO





C. Steven Pominville, P.M - Tyler

Steve Pominville

Steve is a native Floridian that moved to Lakewood by way of Grimesland NC in 1999. His Masonic affiliations go all the way back to his Great-Grandfather who was a Mason in France. His Grandfather continued the tradition and became a Mason in Canada, and his father was a Mason in Florida. His father reached the position of Past Potentate with the Azan Shrine in Melbourne, Florida. His brother in Wisconsin is also a Mason. Steve even married into a Masonic family. His Father-in-law was a Mason at Lakewood lodge #601 for over 40 years. His wife Bev is a Past Honored Queen. Her Bethel met at the same lodge. Steve is in Al Sirat Grotto and is a 32° Master Mason with the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Cleveland.