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In Memoriam

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By Staff | Apr 1, 2003

Alvin Warrington, 86, Arlington Heights, Ill.,
died Jan. 25, 2003. He was born Dec. 15, 1916.

Alvin served six years during World War II in the North
Atlantic, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean seas, ending his career as a
chief motor machinist mate. Alvin’s hobby was repairing old gas
engines and he was a member of the Northern Illinois Steam Power
Association and the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, where he
attended annual steam shows and exhibited his 1943 Willys Model MB
Jeep that he purchased in Capua, Italy, at the end of his military
career. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 981, Arlington
Heights.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Warrington (Burke); former
wife, Angela Warrington (Cassara) of Palos Heights; children Mary
Warren of New Lenox, Jack (Jen) Warrington of Burbank, Rose Fonter
of Omaha, Neb., Alva (Dan) Kreutzer of Elk Grove Village, Alan
(Diane) Warrington of West Chicago, Lillian Warrington of Palos
Hills, and Anna (Gerald) Siubowski of Palos Hills; and 15
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Peg Pfeiffer

Bernard Geniesse, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., died
Nov. 29, 2002. He was born Oct. 18, 1927.

He was a member of the EUP Antique Equipment Association and the
Buckley Old Engine Club, and he participated in many shows
throughout Michigan and Florida. Bernie was very well known and
respected, and along with his wife, Katie, he was a fixture in
local shows, fairs and parades. He will be sorely missed by the
engine community.

Bernard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katie; and his
children Bernard Jr., David, Michael, Susanne and Robert (Bob). He
was preceded in death by a son, Francis.

Submitted by Susanne Geniesse-Smith

Bernard J. Langner, Hayward, Calif., died
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. He was 81 years old.

Barney was a caring, giving and helping man, and for that he
gained and held the friendship of many. He was a charter member of
California Branch 3 of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor
Association. He led and served Branch 3 in many ways over the past
25 years, and was actively involved to the end. Barney was an
organizer of some of the most successful shows and exhibits, and
his writing skills were appreciated by all who received Branch
3’s newsletter.

A Pearl Harbor survivor, he was active in the Pearl Harbor
Survivors Association, and was a past president of Kaneohe
Klippers, an organization of survivors who were stationed on
Kaneohe that fateful Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941.

Barney is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia; five
children; 10 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.

Submitted by Chuck Schoppe, president, Branch 3

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