Elks Lodge to hold memorial service

AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam Elks Lodge 101 will hold its annual memorial service for deceased members at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, 8 Fourth Ave.

This year, the lodge will pay respect to these members who died this year: Ronald Wierzbicki, Paul Blaze, John “Rocky” McCune and Raymond Partyka.

The Elks memorial ritual will be led by Exalted Ruler Patricia Cudmore the officers of the lodge. Sen. Cecelia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, will be the orator. The chairwoman for the event is Kathleen Deamer, lodge chaplain.

After the ceremony, refreshments will be served courtesy of the lodge in the lodge lounge.