By Staff

ROBERT LEE BOTTIMORE, 71 of Volcano, Amador County, California,
passed away after a short illness. He was instrumental in founding
the California Flying Farmers. A 30 year member of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilot Association. A member of Branch 13 EDGE & TA.
He retired from farming 10 years ago at Hearald, California where
he was a second generation native. He delighted in restoring and
showing his collection of Caterpillar Tractors, early days
motorcycles, large stationary engines and collection of early day
shop equipment and signs. He always had some mystery engine or
apparatus to _ try and stump the membership on how it ran or
operated. He hosted many swap meets on his ranch. His smiling and
carefree personality will be greatly missed by his family and
fellow engine collectors. Submitted by Louis Chapo, Branch 13 EDGE
& TA, Sacramento, California.

JOHN MATAZEL, 79, Cicero, IL passed away on March 30, 1985. Born
and raised on a farm in western Illinois, he lived for the past 60
years in the Chicago, IL area. He looked forward to and enjoyed
attending the steam meets at Pontiac, Elburn-Kings, IL, Mt.
Pleasant, IA. He enjoyed restoring Model T Fords and building
miniature operating steam locomotives.

Submitted by his son John Matazel, 15931 Null Road, Three
Rivers, MI 49093.

FRANCIS J. BRENDEL, of 796 Washington Rd., St. Marys, PA, passed
away unexpectedly in January, 1985.

Mr. Brendel was involved in the formation of the Allegany
Mountain Engine & Implement Association, and contributed much
to the club.

Francis was well known by engine collectors throughout western
Pennsylvania and New York, and will be sadly missed by all who knew
him. Submitted by L.J. Jordan, 807 W. Main St., Smithport, PA

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