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It is with deep regret that I notify you of the death of a very good friend. ROY E. CORNELL, 69, of Wellsville, New-York, passed away December 6, 1992.

When it came to gas engines Roy was one of my earliest influences. My first engine was a Stover, and Roy called me 'Stover' from that point on.

Roy was especially proud of his Tangley calliope. He had it mounted on a custom made trailer with carpeting and steps up to the keyboard. The music from this machine always set a happy, cheerful mood at any show he brought it to. Shows this year will be quiet for anyone who knew Roy and his calliope.

Roy is survived by his wife, Clara Cornell of Wellsville, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He belonged to several gas engine clubs in our area, and was one of the founding members of our local club. He was also a member of The Music Box Society. He will be remembered by his friends as a man who would help out in any way he could.

Submitted by Brian M. Lynch, R.D. #1, Box 120-B, Wellsville, New York 14895-9801.

GILBERT VOICE, 74, of Kingsley, Michigan was a retired auto mechanic from the Grand Traverse County Road Commission. He was a member of the Buckley Old Engine Show in Buckley, Michigan, where he showed gas engines with his family.

He was born April 4, 1918, in Kingsley, the son of Ernest and Frieda Voice. On February 17, 1945, in Paragould, Arkansas he married Mildred Anderson, who died in 1980.

He is survived by one son, two daughters, two stepsons, two brothers, one sister, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by James Luper, 5430 Voice Rd., Kingsley, Michigan 49649.

CHARLES L. (JUNIOR) GEISLER, 63, a lifelong resident of Madison, Indiana, died March 12, 1993 of cancer. Anyone going south on 421 knew Charlie's place by his row after row of 'iron treasures.'

At age 18 he became an over-the -road truck driver where, along the way, he found numerous treasures throughout every state and parts of Canada. For a while he operated a garage in Canaan, Indiana, but the road called him back, his reason pure and simple-he heard the calling of the Deeres, saw the steam of the Huber, the strength of the Samson and tug of the Moline.

On September 10, 1949, he married Pauline Shoots and became instant father to five children. Two more blessed them through time. He also loved cats and dogs, especially a dog named Sam.

Charlie served as a director and boiler inspector at the Pioneer Engineer's Club in Rushville, Indiana, for many years. Steam engines sat idle if they didn't meet Charlie's sharp mind. He had a great wealth of information, which he shared with many who came to see him exhibit his Huber steam engine and many unusual items at the Rushville Show and Portland, too, or with those who stopped at his home to see his collection. Charlie always said, 'I have junk and I have 'good junk'.' He could take nothing and make something out of it.

Charlie will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he made in life. His memory will live on for many years to come.

Submitted by his daughter, Suzanne Smith, and friends William and Marlene Schmid, 19564 St. Rt. 1, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.