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| March/April 2001

LEONARD HARING, 78, of Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, died December 10, 2000, after a short and sudden illness.

Leonard attended most of the gas engine and tractor shows throughout Pennsylvania and became known as 'the baler man.' He, along with me as his helper, made hay and straw bales on 1/3 and 1/6 scale model balers. He was sought after at each show by friends and followers, who kept him busy making bales throughout entire show weekends.

Fellow engine collectors and show attendees will miss Leonard, but nobody will miss him more than I. Together, we had a great deal of fun displaying his balers and making show attendees happy with a little souvenir bale to take home. I lost a good friend, and the engine shows lost a priceless part of our hobby with his passing.

Submitted by his friend forever, Barry Navarre, 4921 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania 18066.

HARRY DeCAMP of Kamiah, Idaho, died October 6, 2000, after a bout with prostate cancer. He was born April 11, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. A WWII Navy veteran, Harry served aboard the U.S.S. Ludlow. The destroyer participated in the North African and European invasions. He retired after a long career as a construction and pipeline welder.

Harry started collecting engines in the 1950s and continued up until the day he passed away. His primary interest was buying, swapping, restoring and talking engines.


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