Gardner C. Sconyers, Jr.
Worshipful Brother Gardner "Cy" Sconyers was born in Handley, TX where he eventually joined the U.S. Navy serving in Korea and elsewhere during his career. Of note, Cy, was involved in the recovery mission of the USS Thresher. Many may remember Thresher as the fastest, quietest submarine in the world when it was built, however, tragically it was lost on April 9, 1963. After his time serving in the Navy, he continued through the Merchant Marines before ultimately working at NUSC (Now NUWC, Newport). Here he helped to develop the Mark 48 torpedo program, and many engineers who knew Cy can trace their work back to his.
Since being raised a Master Mason in 1982, Cy had always maintained a very active presence, serving as the Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 twice and also the Scottish Rite, where he was coroneted a 33 degree, one of the highest honors of the Scottish Rite, as well as St. John's Commandery Knights Templar.
In addition to his masonic duties, Cy was also active as a volunteer with the Newport Little League and a member of St. George's Episcopal Church (Newport).
Worshipful Brother Sconyers left quite a mark on the members of St. Paul's Lodge #14 and we are proud to have had him as a member of our lodge.