ROBERT J. WARD, 65, died June 5, 1995, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following a three month illness. He retired in 1986 after twenty-six and a half years as a mechanic and Assistant Superintendent from the Ohio Department of Transportation in Coshoct in, Ohio.
Bob served his country in the Korean Conflict and his God as a member of the Black Run Church of God, Frazeysburg, and really enjoyed taking part in all church activities, helping out wherever he was needed.
Bob had many pastimes, one being woodworking. He had his own sawmill and complete wood shop, so he could take the wood from standing timber to finished wood project. And then he loved going to gas engine shows where he enjoyed talking to the people as much as showing his engines. His favorite engines were the Maytags. He had a very fine collection of Maytag washers, engines and collectibles. Bob had the patience to be able to make the worst engine or washer look like new again. His skill and care showed in everything he did.
He was working on building a half-scale 1919 Maytag wood tub washer with engine that is going to be a complete working model. His son Steve is working on finishing it.
Bob is survived by his wife Marjorie, son Steven James, daughter Cathy Joe Diles, and five grandchildren.
His counsel is missed but remembered fondly by his many friends and family.
Submitted by Marjorie Ward, 17969 State Route 60, Warsaw, Ohio 43844.
WILLIAM H. SCHAUB of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away September 19, 1995.
He was born near Gage, Oklahoma, in 1914. The family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, and later to Ohio.
His first job was in a Plymouth garage. Then he was employed at Springfield Machine Tool Company, Springfield, Ohio. Next he was chief mechanic at Morris Bean and Company, a local foundry.
His interest in gas engines challenged him to join many clubs and organizations. He and his wife attended many shows and made lots of friends.
Later, his contribution to the old engine revival was his ability to repair magnetos. His customers were from coast to coast and Canada.
The pride of his collection was the engine he traveled to South Dakota, to an auction, to purchase upon the advice of a friend. What make? A SCHAUB engine! Was it made in Cincinnati by the Schaub Brothers for early models of cars? Anyway, he restored his namesake to running condition. It was his pride and joy.
Survivors are his wife, Elva, a daughter Janice; a son Dale William; and two grandsons.
Submitted by his wife, Elva Schaub, 115 West North College St., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387-1537.
WALLACE BERRY, 65, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 1995.
Wally was a loving husband and father, and the best friend a person could have. He is survived by his wife Ruby, son Gary, and one brother and sister. He had been a school teacher at the Poplar Bluff High School for many years; in addition to that he and his brother Bill ran a small farm. After retiring in 1991, he enjoyed traveling and wood carving, and was beginning to get the bug for collecting old equipment. He and his brother first bought a 1937 John Deere model B, a couple of years previous, and were constantly looking for the next treasure. A little while after this, he came home with the funniest looking corn grinder we had ever seen. He said it was an engine and supposedly was in running condition. After a little tinkering and a lot of cranking the old engine gave one pop and off it went, running with the worst miss we had ever heard. After a little research and a subscription to GEM we figured out that we had a 1 HP JD model E hit and miss.
One week to the day of his passing, he bought the last two tractors of his collection: an original 1950 model B in perfect condition, and a 1937 A also in perfect condition. He had planned to move the tractors, in the spring, to the farm and work them like they did when he was a kid. The family plans to do just this.
Wally will be missed by his many friends and family.
Submitted by Greg Berry, 639-B St. Gregory St., St. James, Missouri 65559.
WOODROW 'WOODY' TURNER, age 78, Portland, Indiana, passed away November 22, 1995, after several years of declining health.
He is survived by one daughter, Joy Murphy; two sons, Troy and Tony; one stepson, Steve Perry; one sister, Hilda Rieke; and seven grandchildren.
Woody was a die maker by trade and retired from Teledyne Portland Forge. His love for gas engines began at the early age of nine years and he never lost interest up until his death.
About 1960 Woody started collecting gas engines and in 1966 he was one of the 15 charter members who founded Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association.
He was elected the first club president and held this position through 1981. At that time he was given the title of Honorary President, a position he held until his death. Through his hard work and dedication he watched as the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Show grew to the world's largest show of this type.
Woody will be greatly missed by his many friends at our annual show held each August. Woody also had a great love for bluegrass music. In the mid 1970s he founded the Jayland Blue Grass Festival. The event has been carried on in recent years by the Jay Company Fair Board in Woody's honor.
Submitted by friend Ken Doherty, President, Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Portland, Indiana.