In Memoriam


| April/May 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.