THE GOLDEN ROLL


| November/December 1997


LESLIE E. (LES) GOOD, 73, of Front Royal, Virginia died May 1, 1997 following a battle with leukemia.

Les served with the Army Amphibious Engineers in the South Pacific during World War II. He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation in Front Royal and later at Mt. Weather in Clarke County, Virginia, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church and the Warren Heritage Society.

In 1979 he became a director of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association of Berryville, Virginia. He served as president of the group from 1980 until his death. He was very instrumental in the Berryville Show growing to be the largest and most complete show in Virginia. The group built a large equipment storage and meeting room building during this time. Many pieces of equipment, including a Huber traction engine, were acquired during his presidency.

His personal collection included various makes of gas engines and associated equipment.



Les leaves his wife, Rebecca; a son, Phillip, and daughter, Karen. He also leaves three grandchildren.

The past twelve years my husband, Rick, has served as Les's vice-president. During this time we got to know Les very well. I greatly admired him for his love and devotion to his family and the pride he showed in being a father and grandfather. He also had quite a sense of humor, always having a joke ready to tell. This was still very evident even on the day before he died. As I stood at his bedside with him squeezing my hand, I asked Les if he was behaving himself. He halfway grinned and responded, 'Trying to.'














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