IN MEMORIAM

By Staff

HAL DUNBAR, of Adrian, Michigan, died very suddenly on June 4,
1997, while working in his yard.

He was so looking forward to the shows to begin so he could see
all of his old engine friends. Hal was a member of many clubs, and
his favorite shows were Adrian, Findlay, and Portland.

He will best be remembered for the gold and white striped tent
and beautiful model gas engines. A small man with a big smile and
huge heart, Hal called everyone his friend. I believe he’s
organizing a big show in Heaven, just waiting for us to arrive and
enjoy a reunion.

Submitted fry his son, Gary H. Dunbar, 217 Burt St., Tecumseh,
Michigan 49286.

LESLIE E. (LES) GOOD, 73, of Front Royal, Virginia, died May 1,
1997 following a battle with leukemia.

Les served with the Army Amphibious Engineers in the South
Pacific during World War II. He was employed by the American
Viscose Corporation in Front Royal, and later at Mt. Weather in
Clarke County, Virginia, prior to his retirement. He was a member
of the Front Royal United Methodist Church and the Warren Heritage
Society.

In 1979 he became a director of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and
Gas Engine Association of Berryville, Virginia. He served as
president of the group from 1980 until his death. He was very
instrumental in the Berryville Show growing to be the largest and
most complete show in Virginia. The group built a large equipment
storage building and meeting room, and many pieces of equipment,
including a Huber traction engine, were acquired during his
presidency.

His personal collection included various makes of gas engines
and associated equipment.

Les leaves his wife, Rebecca; a son, Phillip; and daughter,
Karen. He also leaves three grandchildren.

The past twelve years my husband, Rick, has served as Les’s
vice president. During this time we got to know Les very well. I
greatly admired him for his love and devotion to his family and the
pride he showed in being a father and grandfather. He also had
quite a sense of humor, always having a joke ready to tell. This
was still very evident even on the day before he died. As I stood
at his bedside with him squeezing my hand, I asked Les if he was
behaving himself. He halfway grinned and responded, ‘Trying
to!’

Everyone at the Berryville Show truly misses Leslie Good, but he
is fondly remembered for his time and dedication to the Shenandoah
Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association.

Submitted by Linda Giles Custer, 75 Spring Blossom Lane,
Gerrardstoum, West Virginia 25420.

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