| January/February 1989

JOE FAHNESTOCK, a good and beloved friend of thousands of steam men, tractor men and engine men, passed away September 27, 1988. He will be sadly missed by all who were privileged to know him, and happily remembered through his writings in the Iron Men Album, Gas Engine Magazine and Engineers and Engines.

Joe and his 'Joe Dear' tractor have been a familiar sight at Darke County Steam Threshers, Miami Valley Steam Threshers, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Assn. (Portland, Indiana), and Poor Farmers' Campsite, Fletcher, Ohio over the years. His gift was in writing about people (Iron Man of the Month, Sparkplug of the Month, etc.), and through them Joe has preserved their machinery and experiences for all of us to enjoy.

Joe's wife Pat was always on the back seat of the 'Joe Dear'. I am sure she would appreciate a postcard from some of his friends, or maybe a contribution to the American Cancer Society in Joe's memory. Her address is: Mrs. Pat Fahnestock, 1819 LeFevre Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.

Submitted by Ed Hufnal, 208 Penn Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.

This is to inform you and your readers that WAYNE D. JACOBS, Pinconning, Michigan, passed away after a lengthy illness on September 8, 1988. As most of your readers know, Wayne had submitted many articles to various magazines over the years. Due to these articles he obtained many friends throughout the country and we can think of no better way to let everyone know of his passing.

Wayne was an International Harvester dealer from 1945 until 1963 and through the years had collected many pieces of literature on all brands of equipment.


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