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PAUL J. UHLENHAKE, 62,650 N. Mill St. Celina, Ohio passed away January 22, 1990. He is survived by his wife; four sons; three daughters; six grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Mr. Uhlenhake was retired from Goodyear, St. Marys, Ohio. He was a member of the Mercer County Historical Society and the Rockford Old Fashioned Farmers Association. He was an excellent mechanic and had restored several antique tractors and farm machinery. He delighted in exhibiting his 40 KW McCormick Deering tractor which was restored in mint condition. He also enjoyed attending public sales and swap meets.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Men's Society. Services were held at the church with the Rev. James McCabe officiating. His memory will long be cherished in our midst.

Submitted by: Merlin C. Wine, 1202 Nagel, St. Marys, Ohio 45885.

BERNARD GROVE, age 60, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away December 4, 1989 of a massive heart attack. The son of the late Earl & Hazel Grove, he was born December 27, 1928.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Wyatt Grove whom he married on January 3, 1954, two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother.

He was a member of the Barnesville First Methodist Church, Midwest Toll Collection Assoc, Stump town Steam Threshers and was active in the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. He was retired from Consolidation Coal Company but worked part-time in a wood working shop in Barnesville, Ohio.

Bernard will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Submitted by William Flowers, Sec. Stump town Steam Threshers Association.

ANTON 'TONY' ROHBOCH, 76, of Orem Utah died November 24, 1989 in Sandy, Utah. He was born In American Fork, a son of Carl E. and Anna Rohbach.

Tony was a member of the Utah Antique Machinery Association, and was considered the father of the organization, or the top authority when it came to restoration of old machinery. Tony was collecting and restoring old machinery long before the club was organized. He was always willing to help anyone and loved to show his machinery to anyone interested. He personally hosted live steam shows just for grade school children.

Tony owned and operated 'Tony's Floral and Greenhouses' in Orem until 1970. He also worked as a machinist at railroad and machine shops over the years. He retired at age 62, but he owned and operated his machine shop services in Orem until his death.

Tony was also a skilled boiler maker and blacksmith and an expert with steam engine repairs and restored many turn-of-the-century steam engines, steam tractors and other machinery. He worked as a volunteer for a number of years at the Jensen Historical Farm in Cache Valley restoring its machinery. In 1976 Governor Calvin Ramton presented him with the Governor's Craftsman Award honoring him for his abilities.

In working to preserve our heritage, Tony became a legend. He will not be forgotten.

Submitted by. Birk Petersen, 557 E. 3460 North, Provo, Utah 84604

Two well-known members of the Old Timers Club of Greene County, Ohio passed away in 1989. RAY McDUFFORD, a long time member of the Old Timers Club of Greene County, Ohio, passed away on June 29th at the age of 79. Ray was a fine friend, a great engine mechanic, who always greeted you with a smile. He was Chaplain of the 'Old Timers' for many years and served the club in many ways. He collected Fuller & Johnson and in later years, when his eyesight failed, Johnson Iron Horse engines. He knew these so well that some members claimed he could smell them at the shows. He would grin and say, 'go over there and look, you'll see one.' His pleasant nature and gentle manner will be sorely missed.

In December, the Old Timers Club lost another member, JERRY KATHE, aged 54. He passed away on December 10, 1989. Jerry was a toy tractor and model car enthusiast. During the time he was a member, he became the club expert on John Deere 'B' tractors. He located and restored the same 'B' he drove as a teenager on his grandparents' farm in Greene County, Ohio. Jerry was a great organizer. For the last three years he planned and promoted the tractor displays at the Old Timers Festival to where it became a successful and popular part of the show. His friendly attitude and helpfulness will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by: Old Timers Club, Greene County, Ohio, Richard Durig, Historian.

We in the Southern Tier Gas and Steam Engine Club lost a great companion this last summer. We called him the 'Briggs and Stratton King.'

We are going to miss you, WARREN HOW.

Submitted by: Everett E. Schermerhorn, Ford Hill Road, Box, Whitneypoint, NY 13862.