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JOHN MARKERT, 76, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away
June 4, 1993, after a one week illness.

He attended shows for the past 25 years in Michigan, Ohio, and

Anyone who ever met John will never forget him.

Submitted by William C. Kuhl, 464 S. 5th St., Sebewaing,
Michigan 48759.

HENRY PETER MEINERSMAN of Huntington Station, New York, passed
away June 13, 1993 of cancer. He was 60.

Pete, a high school Industrial Arts teacher by trade, was a whiz
when it came to working on and restoring antique machinery. He was
a great welder, machinist and woodworker. After retiring, Peter
joined his wife, Mary Alice, and two daughters, Susanna and Lisa,
at Bon Bons Chocolatier, the most complete hand-dipped chocolate
store on Long Island. Not only could Pete be seen at area engine
shows with his Maytag washing machines and engines, he was also
very active in the candy and chocolate industry, going to shows and
seminars all over the East.

Pete will always be remembered as a great friend who could fix
anything and have a great time doing it .

Submitted by his friend, Jeff Klaverweiden, 98 Elm Street,
Huntington, New York 11743.

H. HARTZELL COPE, 80, 81800 Redeye Rd., Cadiz, Ohio, passed away
Sunday, April 11, 1993. He was born May 4,1912 in Nottingham
Township, the son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Compton Cope.

He was a member of Minksville Church of Christ, Freeport Masonic
Lodge #415, and the Scottish Rite of Cambridge, Ohio. He was
instrumental in organizing the Ohio Valley Flywheels Gas Engine
Club (Barretts School) and was president of that club for several
years. He was a member of numerous antique engine and tractor clubs
for many years. Dad was well known for his stone ground cornmeal
and buckwheat flour.

Dad enjoyed going to the many engine club shows, in several
states, visiting with the many old friends he had made and making
new ones. He enjoyed talking about his engines and helping anyone
having engine trouble, swapping jokes and the happenings at other
shows. He was a lifetime historian.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Martha Elizabeth
(Betty) Bargar Cope, a son James Richard (Dick) and Marilyn Cope,
daughter Betty Jo Shaw and Don; two granddaughters, Heidi Shaw
Ripley and Heather Shaw; and a great-grandson, Shane Ripley.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Submitted by his daughter, Betty Jo Shaw, 81755 Redeye Rd.,
Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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