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08 July, 2024

Passing of Past Grand Monarch, Robert J. Black

08 July, 2024


To all members of the Supreme Council

And to all Grottoes throughout the realm


In sorrow and sadness I announce to you the death of Past Grand Monarch

Robert J. Black, P.G.M.

He was born February 1, 1925. He passed away July 5, 2024.

"Death is the golden key that opens

The Palace of Eternity."


In loving memory of our departed Prophet and as a token of respect, it is ordered that this communication be read in every Grotto in the Realm at the first Stated Session after its receipt, and that due record thereof be made and the Grotto be draped with the badge of mourning for a period of thirty days.

Given under my hand and seal in the city of Gahanna, Ohio, the 7th day of July, 2024 A.D.

David A. Korb, Grand Monarch

William Moerch, Executive Secretary