| March/April 2003

Tom Buller, 72, Sardinia, Ohio, died June 11, 2002, after an accident involving a farm tractor rollover at his residence. Tom, a native of Sault St. Marie, Canada, operated Custom Craft Welding in Xenia, Ohio, for several years before moving to Spring Valley Farm in 1974.

He was well known as a welder, machinist and steam engineer. He was active in several organizations, including the Miami Valley Steam Threshers and the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Sirkka; son Terrence Buller; daughters Anne Cornell and Gina Barnett; and eight grandchildren.

His friendship, guidance and soft voice will be greatly missed by many fellow collectors, friends and acquaintances. I am proud to have had Tom Buller as my friend and mentor in the steam engine hobby.

Submitted by Mark L. Rembis, Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Daniel M. Gehman, 56, Stevens, Pa., died unexpectedly Oct. 8, 2002, in Woodbury, N.J.