Senior Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar
William W. Martz

Home Forest: Hagerstown Forest No. 95
Wife: Linda

Bill was born into a military family on May 8, 1948, in Washington, DC.  His family lived in various locations prior to his dad’s retirement when they settled in the Hagerstown, MD, area.  He is a 1966 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and in 1970 graduated with honors in mathematics and religion/ philosophy from Shepherd College (now University), West Virginia. 

He retired in 2010 after a forty year career in computer and information technology for Mack Trucks.

Bill is the proud father of two daughters, Cynthia and Elizabeth, a granddaughter Kelli, and a grandson Noah.  He married his wife Linda in 1985; thereafter their combined family includes her son Sean.  He has lived just east of Waynesboro, PA since 1998. 

As a member of Waynesboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bill has been a member and president of the Church Council, chairman of the Mutual Ministry committee, a member of various other committees and the cathedral choir. 

He is past president of the Franklin-Fulton Chapter  of Thrivent Financial.  Bill currently serves as director of the Brown Bag Association, a supplemental food distribution service for mentally disadvantaged children and adults.

Bill is a member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association and the Waynesboro Studio Art Club.

Bill's Masonic journey began in 2004 when he was initiated into Acacia Lodge No. 586, Waynesboro, PA.  Bill is a member of George Washington Chapter No. 176, George Washington Council No. 66, where he serves as Recorder, Continental Commandery No. 56, Good Samaritan Mark Lodge No. 139, Sovereign Council No. 103, Allied Masonic Degrees, and York Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, of the York Rite.  He is a member of the Valley of Harrisburg, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.  He is currently serving as Treasurer of the Franklin County High Twelve Club.  Bill is a member of Gettysburg Chapter No. 392, Order of the Eastern Star, and a past member, Secretary, and Patron of Mount Vernon Chapter No. 398.  He is a member of Zembo Shrine and currently is serving as 1st Vice President of the Franklin County Shrine Club.  Bill is a member of Hagerstown Forest No. 95, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, where he served as Grand Tall Cedar in 2011 and 2012.  He is a Life Member of the Tall Cedar Foundation. He is Secretary-Treasurer of the District Twenty-One Officers and Past Officers Association.  He chaired the 2014 Committee for PSTC Barry Sheaffer.  He served two years as Tall Cedar Foundation Trustee for District Twenty-One.  He is in his third year serving as Supreme Director for Region Three.  Bill would like the opportunity to use his experiences to further serve the Tall Cedars by becoming your next Junior Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar.