| 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.

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 my father.

Submitted by Ricky Kimble, R.R. 2, Mitchell, Indiana 47446.


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