Letters and Miscellanies

In Memoriam

| April 2006

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report to the engine community the passing of Fred Hendricks from Moosup, Conn.

Fred was just a few days shy of his 88th birthday when he passed away. Fred was in the auto repair business most of his life, but his hobbies and interests are almost too numerous to name. He was a Mason, Shriner, life member of the NRA, life member of Rough and Tumble and he belonged to almost every engine club he attended.

Fred collected guns, knives, lamps, coins, steam whistles, built racecars and of course we all knew Fred and associated him with his engine collection. He always had a beautiful engine to display and fascinated people with how nice it would run.

Fred and his late wife Judy, who was dubbed "Queen of the Engine Shows" by the late Nate Lillibridge, rarely missed the local New England shows. After the loss of his eyesight, his beloved wife and three children, Fred started losing interest in attending shows. He will be greatly missed by all the people he touched. He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn, a brother in South Carolina, grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews and a couple of very close friends who will miss him dearly. So long 'ole buddy, give my regards to Nate.

Submitted by Phil and Coreen St. Jean, Coventry, R.I.