It is with great sadness that I report that this morning, Brother Jim Scarmardo of Umatilla Lodge No. 65, F. & A.M. and Mount Dora Chapter #103 O.E.S.. has passed to the Celestial Lodge Above.
On October 4th, 2013, Brother Jim was crossing Highway 42 on his Tractor when a distract driver, who was texting while driving over 70 MPH in his Truck, hit Brother Jim which required him to be air-lifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center where they found he had massive head trauma and other injuries.
Brother Jim, was in a coma from his injuries and eventually doctors considered his condition a Permanent Vegetative State.
Last Night, he was transferred to Hospice at Tuscany House in Summerfield, FL where he passed peacefully this morning at 8:30 AM.
I spoke with his wife, Penny, and she thanks everyone for the loving support she has received from everyone. She asked me to post this on her behalf.
Once all Memorial Arrangements have been made I will let everyone know.
Please Continue to Keep the Scarmardo Family in your thoughts and Prayers.