Michael Tomascin

Islam Grotto is proud to have one of its finest veiled prophets – Michael Tomascin who completed his term on the Grand Line as Grand Monarch for the 2022-2023 year.


Personal Background

I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where I have lived all of my life. I am 65 years old and married to my supporting and loving Wife Tammy for 26+ years.

I retired from Dollar Bank after having worked there 35 years in Pittsburgh as a Project Manager for their Computer Systems.

Tammy and I regularly attend Covenant Community Presbyterian Church where I have served in the past as Deacon, Elder and President of the Trustees.

Masonic Background

*** Blue Lodge ***

Raised to a Master Mason in 1997 at Crafton Lodge #653 and became Worshipful Master in 2002.

Currently serving as a Trustee for Crafton / Guyasuta Lodge #513 since 2003 and became Chairman in 2010.

I have been  Treasurer for the Ingram Masonic Hall Association where our lodge meets.

Also I have served as Secretary for the Pittsburgh School of Instruction for Blue Lodges from 2004 to 2013

*** Grotto ***

Joined Islam Grotto in 1999 and became Monarch in 2007 which I served as Secretary for 10 years. I am a dual member of Aut Mori Grotto. Served as President of the Ohio Grotto Association in 2012 and also served as secretary. I also belong to the International Grotto Secretaries Association where I was President in 2015. I served as the General Chairman of the 2010 Supreme Council Session in Pittsburgh. Currently I will be the Grand Monarch in 2022-2023.

*** Other Masonic Affiliations ***

Crafton Royal Arch Chapter #312  – High Priest  2006 and 2007 

Allegheny Council #38 – Thrice Illustrious Master 2012-2013 

Chartiers Commandery #78  – Eminent Commander 2008 – 2009 and 2013 – 2014. Secretary for many years.

Knight York Cross of Honor – 2014

Eastern Star  – Guyasuta Chapter #6 – Worthy Patron  1999 – 2000

Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh – Serving as a cast member in the Reunions

Knight Masons – Gateway to the west council No. 5

Tall Cedars of Lebanon – Grand Tall Cedar in 2015

Syria Shrine and several Caravans 

Masonic Veteran

2023 Supreme Council Convention Book