LEONARD HARING, 78, of Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County,
Pennsylvania, died December 10, 2000, after a short and sudden
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
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
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.
He is survived by two daughters, one son, three brothers and
four sisters as well as grandchildren. He will be missed by his
family and many friends.
Submitted by Eugene & Betty DeCamp, 646 N. Ocotillo
St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
CARL W. KIMBLE passed away on July 11, 2000. He was born
February 3, 1931, in Orange County, Indiana.
He was an Army veteran, quarry worker and self-employed timber
harvester. He collected gas engines, and loved attending the
various gas engine shows in southern Indiana. He was never more
proud of his collection than when he opened the February 1998 issue
of GEM and found an article about his Galloway Masterpiece
Six engine, which I had submitted to surprise him. My father loved
to attend engine shows, not just to see the engines, but to stop
and listen to them. I know whenever I listen to an engine run, it
will bring back wonderful memories of attending engine shows with
Submitted by Ricky Kimble, R.R. 2, Mitchell, Indiana
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