IN MEMORIAM

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HAL DUNBAR, of Adrian, Michigan, died very suddenly on June 4, 1997, while working in his yard.

He was so looking forward to the shows to begin so he could see all of his old engine friends. Hal was a member of many clubs, and his favorite shows were Adrian, Findlay, and Portland.

He will best be remembered for the gold and white striped tent and beautiful model gas engines. A small man with a big smile and huge heart, Hal called everyone his friend. I believe he's organizing a big show in Heaven, just waiting for us to arrive and enjoy a reunion.

Submitted fry his son, Gary H. Dunbar, 217 Burt St., Tecumseh, Michigan 49286.

LESLIE E. (LES) GOOD, 73, of Front Royal, Virginia, died May 1, 1997 following a battle with leukemia.

Les served with the Army Amphibious Engineers in the South Pacific during World War II. He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation in Front Royal, and later at Mt. Weather in Clarke County, Virginia, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church and the Warren Heritage Society.

In 1979 he became a director of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association of Berryville, Virginia. He served as president of the group from 1980 until his death. He was very instrumental in the Berryville Show growing to be the largest and most complete show in Virginia. The group built a large equipment storage building and meeting room, and many pieces of equipment, including a Huber traction engine, were acquired during his presidency.

His personal collection included various makes of gas engines and associated equipment.

Les leaves his wife, Rebecca; a son, Phillip; and daughter, Karen. He also leaves three grandchildren.

The past twelve years my husband, Rick, has served as Les's vice president. During this time we got to know Les very well. I greatly admired him for his love and devotion to his family and the pride he showed in being a father and grandfather. He also had quite a sense of humor, always having a joke ready to tell. This was still very evident even on the day before he died. As I stood at his bedside with him squeezing my hand, I asked Les if he was behaving himself. He halfway grinned and responded, 'Trying to!'

Everyone at the Berryville Show truly misses Leslie Good, but he is fondly remembered for his time and dedication to the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association.

Submitted by Linda Giles Custer, 75 Spring Blossom Lane, Gerrardstoum, West Virginia 25420.