WAYNE T. (TIM) REESE of Geeseytown, Pa., age 51, died
unexpectedly at his home January 17, 1992 following a heart attack.
He is survived by his wife Ellen and four children: Melissa,
Colleen, Rebecca and Lewis.
Tim was employed as an automobile mechanic for twenty years at
Courtesy Motors in Altoona, Pa. He was a life member of the
Geeseytown Volunteer Fire Company where he was presently serving as
their Chief Engineer, and formerly served as their Assistant Fire
Chief. Tim was also a member of the Williams Grove Steam
Association, the Nittany Antique Machinery Association, the Artists
Blacksmith Association of North America, the K-4 locomotive
restoration crew, and the Horseshoe Curve Chapter of National
Railway Historical Society.
I taught Tim at the age of 12 to operate a steam traction engine
with safety and keep the water level in the boiler, as I had 49
years as a locomotive engineer on P.R.R. Tim made a good Number One
Tim will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by Arthur F. Marker, 300 Bella Street,
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
KENNETH C. McCORMACK, 80, of Jordan, New York, died October 20,
1991 after a prolonged illness.
He was a Charter and Life Member of the New York Steam Engine
Mac, as he was known by his friends, owned a 1909 Waterloo
(Canadian) engine and had displayed it many times at the Pageant of
Steam at Canandaigua, New York.
He is survived by his wife Bertha, son Clifton, and two
Submitted by Bertha McCor-mack, P.O. Box 485, Jordan, NY
JACK KULISH, 74, of Stanford, Montana passed away October 11,
Jack was a lifelong farmer in the Stanford area, and was a
member of the Teton Antique Steam & Gas Threshing Assn. Inc. of
Choteau, Mt. He also exhibited his Case steam traction engine and
other scale model steam engines, etc., at Choteau and also at the
Lewiston, Mt. show.
Jack was a master craftsman in any type of work he would do. He
was also a one-time owner of a 110 HP Case traction engine that now
is owned by George Hedtke of Illinois.
At the time of his passing, he was in the process of obtaining
rail for a scale model Shay locomotive he had built.
Jack’s help and fellowship will be greatly missed at show
time and all year long by hundreds of friends and family.
Submitted by Ove A. Larson, Rte. 2, Box 6890, Dutton, MT
With the passing of PAUL E. TODD, 88, of Carson City,
mid-Michigan lost an avid steam hobbyist and familiar figure at
numerous area steam shows.
Paul was born on August 31, 1903 in Gratiot County, the son of
Valois and Addie Carr Todd. Paul died on October 22, 1991 after a
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Cowner Todd,
in 1980, a daughter, and a grandson.
Surviving Paul are his wife, Mazie Reeder Todd, sons Dale and
Duane Todd of Middleton, three stepdaughters, four stepsons, and
numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
and step great grandchildren.
Paul was active in a number of organizations, among them the
Carson City Lions Club, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, the
Ionia County Historical Society, the Middleton Farmers’
Elevator, of which he was a past secretary, and the Carson City
Library Board, of which he was a past president.
Paul was active in the Saginaw Valley live Steam Association,
Inc., a life member, and one of its former presidents. He was a
knowledgeable mechanic and an excellent engineer, always eager to
share his expertise with interested by standers.
At one time he owned a 32 HP Port Huron steam engine, which he
proudly exhibited at Saginaw Valley Live Steam shows. Later on, he
acquired a Keck Gonnerman steam engine, which he handled with equal
Paul thoroughly enjoyed going to various steam shows and meeting
friends and acquaintances. He also faithfully attended his own
club’s meetings, and helped keep the members interested in the
May his memory long be treasured in mid-Michigan steam
Submitted by a fellow club member and engine owner, Elmer G.
Bickel, 2224 Taft St., Saginaw, Michigan 48602-3855.