Among the members of Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge on hand for the cleanup of John Fink’s yard were, from left, David Neville, Bill Hoffmann, Olien Hill, Ed Leger, Jim Wittstruck and Carl Moore. Fink is standing with them, fourth from the left.
REDINGTON SHORES – Members of Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge in Madeira Beach, with donated services from Pinellas Tree Service, Sarnago Sons Recycling and Material, the town of Redington Shores and Officer Tim Kennedy of the Indian Shores Police Department, helped 91-year-old John Fink, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, clean up his residence Feb. 11.
The residence had years of overgrown trees, vegetation and accumulated debris. The day was spent trimming, raking, and filling two large dumpsters.
Fink, who lost his wife a few years ago, has been unable to maintain his property due to a back injury two years ago.
Fink, a Redington Shores resident for over 50 years, served on the town planning and zoning board and board of adjustment for a total of 32 years. He served in the Navy over 23 years and retired as a chief electrician.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization for men ages 18 and older and is dedicated to being serviceable to the community.