| June/July 1985

ROBERT LEE BOTTIMORE, 71 of Volcano, Amador County, California, passed away after a short illness. He was instrumental in founding the California Flying Farmers. A 30 year member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. A member of Branch 13 EDGE & TA. He retired from farming 10 years ago at Hearald, California where he was a second generation native. He delighted in restoring and showing his collection of Caterpillar Tractors, early days motorcycles, large stationary engines and collection of early day shop equipment and signs. He always had some mystery engine or apparatus to _ try and stump the membership on how it ran or operated. He hosted many swap meets on his ranch. His smiling and carefree personality will be greatly missed by his family and fellow engine collectors. Submitted by Louis Chapo, Branch 13 EDGE & TA, Sacramento, California.

JOHN MATAZEL, 79, Cicero, IL passed away on March 30, 1985. Born and raised on a farm in western Illinois, he lived for the past 60 years in the Chicago, IL area. He looked forward to and enjoyed attending the steam meets at Pontiac, Elburn-Kings, IL, Mt. Pleasant, IA. He enjoyed restoring Model T Fords and building miniature operating steam locomotives.

Submitted by his son John Matazel, 15931 Null Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093.

FRANCIS J. BRENDEL, of 796 Washington Rd., St. Marys, PA, passed away unexpectedly in January, 1985.

Mr. Brendel was involved in the formation of the Allegany Mountain Engine & Implement Association, and contributed much to the club.

Francis was well known by engine collectors throughout western Pennsylvania and New York, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Submitted by L.J. Jordan, 807 W. Main St., Smithport, PA 16749.


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