EDGE&TA Branch 3 lost a lifetime, charter member with the
passing of Kenneth Robison on April 4, 2003. Ken
was Branch 3’s first president in 1979 following a meeting of
members of Branch 6 who decided to form a more local branch in the
fall of 1978.
Through the years, Ken served on the Branch 3 board of directors
and served another term as president. Ken was also our first
newsletter editor. Ken, his loving wife, Ruth, and sons Dave and
Jay were very active supporters and participants at Branch 3
events, displaying several rare engines in Ken’s collection.
Ken remained active through the years until a series of strokes
made it impossible for him to continue participation.
During WW II Ken was assigned to blimp duty at Moffett Field
near San Jose, Calif. Following the war, he followed his love of
recreation, working as recreation director for Campbell School
District, and recreation and leisure studies professor at San Jose
State College. Ken loved the outdoors and was active throughout his
life in Boy Scouting at the local and national levels. He was a
quiet, gentle man whose leadership, guidance and knowledge were a
great inspiration to all of us who knew him. Ken is survived by
Ruth, his wife of 62 years, and their five children.
Submitted by Chuck Schoppe, Los Gatos, Calif.
Gary Morgan, Savannah, Tenn., passed away March
28, 2003, as a result of complications from a stroke suffered on
Feb. 22, 2003.
Gary was an avid engine enthusiast, having built and restored a
variety of gas, steam and Stirling engines. He had an excellent
shop, a great deal of talent and a very supportive family. Gary was
also a capable wood worker and had completed several very nice
Many of you probably knew Gary through his active involvement in
the NAMES Miniature Engine Expo, as well as many tractor and engine
shows in Tennessee. He had many friends in the organizations and
among the exhibitors. He frequented the shows regularly and always
had something to share.
Gary and his family moved from the Chicago area and settled in
Savannah, where he actively pursued his engine work. We will all
miss Gary’s enthusiasm and contribution to the hobby.
Submitted by Del Heffelfinger, Savannah, Tenn.