Brother Samuel B. Bashour was born in Safita, Syria on February 20, 1920.  He served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, N.M as the base surgeon before settling in Irving, TX where he practiced surgery for over 30 years.
Brother Bashour petitioned Houston Lodge #1189 for the Degrees in Freemasonry where he was made a Master Mason on November 9th, 1954.  He affiliated with Irving Lodge on July 8th, 1958.  In August 2005 Brother Bashour was approved by the Grand Lodge of Texas to receive the 50 Year Masonic Service Award.  Brother Bashour laid down his working tools on June 14, 2014.

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Dr. Sam B. Bashour.  Our prayers are for peace and consolation for his family.