JOHN MARKERT, 76, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away June 4, 1993, after a one week illness.
He attended shows for the past 25 years in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.
Anyone who ever met John will never forget him.
Submitted by William C. Kuhl, 464 S. 5th St., Sebewaing, Michigan 48759.
HENRY PETER MEINERSMAN of Huntington Station, New York, passed away June 13, 1993 of cancer. He was 60.
Pete, a high school Industrial Arts teacher by trade, was a whiz when it came to working on and restoring antique machinery. He was a great welder, machinist and woodworker. After retiring, Peter joined his wife, Mary Alice, and two daughters, Susanna and Lisa, at Bon Bons Chocolatier, the most complete hand-dipped chocolate store on Long Island. Not only could Pete be seen at area engine shows with his Maytag washing machines and engines, he was also very active in the candy and chocolate industry, going to shows and seminars all over the East.
Pete will always be remembered as a great friend who could fix anything and have a great time doing it .
Submitted by his friend, Jeff Klaverweiden, 98 Elm Street, Huntington, New York 11743.
H. HARTZELL COPE, 80, 81800 Redeye Rd., Cadiz, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 11, 1993. He was born May 4,1912 in Nottingham Township, the son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Compton Cope.
He was a member of Minksville Church of Christ, Freeport Masonic Lodge #415, and the Scottish Rite of Cambridge, Ohio. He was instrumental in organizing the Ohio Valley Flywheels Gas Engine Club (Barretts School) and was president of that club for several years. He was a member of numerous antique engine and tractor clubs for many years. Dad was well known for his stone ground cornmeal and buckwheat flour.
Dad enjoyed going to the many engine club shows, in several states, visiting with the many old friends he had made and making new ones. He enjoyed talking about his engines and helping anyone having engine trouble, swapping jokes and the happenings at other shows. He was a lifetime historian.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Martha Elizabeth (Betty) Bargar Cope, a son James Richard (Dick) and Marilyn Cope, daughter Betty Jo Shaw and Don; two granddaughters, Heidi Shaw Ripley and Heather Shaw; and a great-grandson, Shane Ripley.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by his daughter, Betty Jo Shaw, 81755 Redeye Rd., Cadiz, Ohio 43907.