John Michael Oliver 1924-2016
Maidenhead Chapter No.613
John Michael Oliver, 17th February 1934 – 21st May 2016
Princes it is my sad duty To inform you of the death of Ill Bro. Prince John Oliver 31st degree to the Grand Lodge above on 21 May 2016.
John went to school at Suttons boys school and then served his national service in the RAF, he then joined the family business ‘Oliver’s Radio’ in Reading, eventually becoming the Managing Director. Later in his career he worked at Farnborough with wireless technology.
John was also a keen politician and was a Reading Borough Councillor between 1975-1996. He became Mayor of Reading in 1994/1995
He was married to Shirley and they had a daughter and two sons who are masons, Simon and Tim, who are both members of our Rose Croix Chapter.
John was initiated into Victoria Lodge number 2671 on 19th March 1977 and was Master in 1988. He was also a Founder member of the Berkshire Combined Services Lodge serving as Charity Steward and a member of Caversham Royal Arch and the Lions Club.
John was Perfected into Maidenhead Chapter Rose Croix on the 27th April 1984. He became Most Wise Sovereign and in 2014 was conferred with the 31st degree.
Until his death John was the Treasurer of the Chapter. Always willing to help and we will miss him greatly.