The ranks of old engine collectors were thinned July 14, 1989 with the death of JOHN SISSON of Imlay City, Michigan. John was 65.
John was widely known for his electrical and mechanical ability and for his independence. He was an expert on magnetos and was consulted nationwide on the subject.
John operated a sawmill for over 30 years. He was a pilot, scuba diver, welder, machinist and fabricator. One of his sons wrote of him, 'If you have said it couldn't be done, John has probably done it. If you still say it can't be done, John has probably at least tried it.'
Told that an engine couldn't be built without machine tools, John built one from pipe fittings, and it ran. Still runs.
John is survived by his wife Marion and six sons and their families. He will be missed by all collectors and by his many friends. Submitted by Don Naish, Dryden, Michigan.