RICHARD (DICK) FETROW died in a tragic auto accident, October 18, 1991, near Dyer, Indiana. He is survived by his mother, Gertrude, his father Curtis, a sister Connie and brother Gary.
Dick was a heavy equipment operator for the Case Foundation Company, and a member of Operating Engineers, Local #150. He was proclaimed 'top of the line' in his work and was always in demand for his services.
Dick was a very aggressive collector of antique gas engines. He had one of the outstanding Maytag collections in the world.
He was always jovial and honest in all of his dealings and certainly will be missed at the engine shows but, most of all, I will miss him as a true friend.
Submitted by Marvin M. Frahm, P.O. Box 406, Oakland, IL 61943.
LEONARD K. PEARSON, born November 4, 1929 in Shippen Township, Tioga Co. Pennsylvania. died November 11, 1991.
Leonard grew up in Aesop and Aldern Run, Pennsylvania. He resided in Elmira, New York with his wife, Marilyn. He had two daughters, Laurie of Wellsburg, New York, and Jan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and five grandchildren.
Leonard was employed by and retired from Hardinge Bros. Inc. in Elmira. He was also a charter member of the Tioga County Antique Engine and Tractor Club of Halsey Valley, NY.
Leonard was very happy to have his Fairbanks-Morse 'H' 1912 engine in GEM in November 1991, on page 30.
He will be missed by all.
Submitted by Max Godfrey, Box 387, Straits Crns. Rd. Barton, NY 13734.
HOWARD N. GEISINGER, age 79, died suddenly in his home at Kutztown, Pennsylvania on October 20, 1991. He was the husband of Elda (Adam) Geisinger. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Lillian, wife of Paul Diehl of Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, and sons Richard and Ray, both of Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Howard was a co-founder of the Kutztown Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival and its historian since 1949. He displayed his engines and demonstrated farm tools and machinery there.
He was a co-founder of Iron Men Album Magazine and contributed many articles of interest to that magazine.
He was a charter member and vice-president of the Antique Engine Tractor and Toy Club since its beginning.
Howard loved to tinker with his engines at many shows and was always ready to offer advice on matters relating to engines. One could always learn something from Howard. He loved hit and miss engines dearly and owned a fine collection of them.
Howard will be missed by his family and all who ever met him throughout the many activities that he was involved in.Submitted by Franklin R. Pfeifly, R. D. 2, Box2870, New Tripoli, PA 18066.
Our apologies go to the Munro Tasker family for the misspelling of Mr. Tasker's name in the GEM In Memoriam column in the December 1991 issue. We mistakenly believed his name to be Menno Taskee instead of Munro Tasker. Mr. Tasker passed away at age 71, on September 14, 1991.
DANIEL JONES passed away on November 23, 1991 after a long illness. A teenage engine collector, he was the subject of a story 'A Very Special Collector' in the November 1991 issue of GEM. His family wanted to thank all of the wonderful GEM readers who sent photos and information on his Jaeger engine to him.
Submitted by Ruth Boberg, 9972 Burns Rd., West Valley, NY 14171.