HELEN HAWBAKER, 72, wife of Aden Hawbaker, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, passed away January 31, 1992 after an extended illness.
Helen, a retired school teacher, was a charter member of the Cumberland Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Association, and served as secretary for the group from 1989 until her passing.
Helen's interest in the antique machinery hobby was apparent from the beginning of the CVAEAMA's existence in 1982 when she recorded the names of persons interested in starting a club in the Franklin County area. Her husband Aden was the association's first president.
A faithful worker at the group's functions with her husband, Helen could always be counted on to help wherever needed.
She was a member of the Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 40 years. She taught elementary grades in the Greencastle School District for more than 30 years, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. She was president of the Greencastle A.A.R.P., and secretary of the Quincy United Methodist Home Auxiliary, as well as past president of Women's Missionary Society of Fetterhoff Chapel Church.
She is missed by her family and the many friends she made while attending engine meets throughout the area. She is survived by her husband Aden, two sons, and five grandchildren. Submitted by Alton Good, 5380 Swope Rd., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201.
LLOYD J. GRAF, 71 of Lockwood, Missouri, died May 6, 1992.
He is survived by his wife Louise, son Joe, brother J. B., and sister Juanita Looney.
Lloyd was a medically retired First Lieutenant of the 358th Infantry. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II, received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star, and was awarded a Battlefield Commission.
He was a member of Branch 16, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Republic, Missouri.
Although his health would not permit him to show his engines, he never lost interest in 'old iron' and seldom missed a club meeting.
He will be missed. Submitted by Gary Kimmons, Sec./Treas., Branch 16, EDGE&TA, 633 E. Sparkman Drive, Republic, Missouri 65738.
BILL SAWATZKY, 54, of Dinuba, California died suddenly on June 15, 1992 while sitting in his favorite chair at his farm home.
Bill was a natural-born tractor mechanic and it has been stated that he could look straight through a tractor and diagnose the problem from without. He worked in his chosen field for approximately 30 years for Pioneer Equipment of Reedley, California, with various makes of tractors.
Due to a heart condition he was forced to retire at an early age. He joined Branch 8 of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association and served faithfully until his death. He had just finished restoring a John Deere AO tractor to mint condition but was never able to show it because God called him unto Himself into His Heavenly Home.
He certainly will be missed by his many friends and all the members of EDGE&TA Branch 8. Our heartfelt sympathy has been extended to the Sawatzky family. Submitted by close friend and fellow Branch 8 member, Menno L. Kliewer, 43138 Road 52, Reedley California 93654.
GLENN STEVENSON HOWARD died May 11, 1992. A life-long resident of Advance, North Carolina, he was owner and operator of Southland Distributors.
Mr. Howard was elected Davie County Commissioner in 1972 and served in that capacity for 12 years. For the past four years, he was chairman of the Davie County Board of Commissioners. Glenn was a 32nd degree member with the Winston-Salem Scottish Rites and past president of the Winston-Salem Oasis Temple. He was a member of Farmington Masonic Lodge #265. Glenn was very active in all phases of Davie County community affairs.
Glenn was a great enthusiast of antique cars and trucks. By being a member of the Rust and Dust Club of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he shared his love of antiques and 'knowledge of the past' with everyone around him.
Surviving family includes two sons, Steve and Thomas Howard, both of Route 1, Advance, North Carolina, and a grandson, Glenn Stevenson Howard of Kernersville, North Carolina.
Glenn Stevenson Howard will always be remembered as a caring, loving friend to everyone who was fortunate to share his friendship. Submitted by Shirley T. McInnis, Sec., Rust and Dust Club, 280 Dorse Rd., Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27023.