Althea J. Ball passed away May 8, 2005. She was a member of United Church of Bernardston, Mass., which sponsored engine shows. She was the editor for the flyers and newsletters for many years. Her husband looked after show parking, donations and other items. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Submitted by Wes, Judy and Gayle Ball.
Robert D. Smith Jr., 79, of Schnecksville, Pa., died on Feb. 9, 2005, in his home. He was the husband of the late Marian S. Smith. They were married for 52 years. He was a truck driver for the Schwermann Trucking Co. for 30 years and a member of Teamsters Union Local 773. He had also worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 12 years.
After retiring, he owned and operated Bob's Repair Shop at his home for 18 years. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Antique Car Club, having restored a 1928 Chevy, a 1926 Gardner and a 1938 Desoto, two of which placed first as national winners. He was a member of the Jacktown Gas Engine Club since 1975, a member of Hay Creek Valley Historical Assn. and Kinzers clubs, all located in Pennsylvania.
He loved displaying his working steam engines, various hit-and-miss engines and making corn meal. He always looked forward to attending the engine shows and enjoyed swapping stories with his buddies and making new friends. His family and friends will sadly miss him. So long, Pop.
Submitted by Robert D. Smith III.
One of our most active young members, Lance Young, Pilot Grove, Mo., passed away on May 17, 2005. John and Leona Young will need our sympathy and support in adjusting to their loss.
Submitted by Karl Krug, Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Assn., Boonville, Mo.