Brother Robert (Bob) Farnell was born 25 March 1943 at the Station Hospital, Boca Raton Air Field, Boca Raton, Florida. He attended, and graduated from, Lake Worth High School in 1962, followed by 1 year at Palm Beach Junior College, after which he enlisted and served on active duty in the United States Air Force from February 1964 to February 1968. Following his separation from the Air Force, he married his wife Joan in October 1968, and they have 3 children, 2 daughters and 1 son, who have given them 2 grandchildren. Bob was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1996, served as Worshipful Master of Friendship Lodge No. 53, F & AM in 2004, has been Treasurer of Friendship Lodge No. 53 since 2009 and is currently also serving as Treasurer of the Ocala Scottish Rite Bodies, beginning those duties for a 2 year appointment beginning in 2016.