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Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page

Posted By: Oldgas

Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 12:24 AM

This is a memorial page of petroliana collectors who have passed on. Hopefully, their names and locations will bring back recollections of good times in the past when they were active in the hobby.

Ron Baker, West Warren, MA
Cathy Barber, CT
Chris Barnes, LA
Dick Bennett, Santa Paula, CA
Rex Benson, Owenton, KY
Kenny Black, Louisville, KY
Lynn Robert Braun, SC
Bob Burbage, South Carolina
Mike Carson (bruzer75), Grants Pass, Oregon
John Chance, Iowa Gas, IA
Art Childers, Evansville, IN
Boyd Church, Richlands, VA
Deryl Chew, Knightstown, IN
Bill Crain, Medina, OH
Bill Crutchfield, IL
Ted Czerechowicz (TC), Ontario
Ray Day, Indiana
Shorty Denton, Morristown, TN
John Donahue, Mt. Clemmons, MI
Jeff Drake, Kankakee, IL
Mel Egbert, Cincinnati, OH
Dale Evoy, Terrace Bay Ontario
Ace Feek, Lake Chelan, WA
Bill Fortune, (wfort39663) Santa Fe, NM & MO
Glen Gaines, Louisville, KY
Pat Gilley, Sylvania, OH
Bob Goldman, Silver Spring, MD
Wendell Groff, Albequerque, NM
Dan Harris, Putnam Station, NY
Dewey Henderson, Waynesboro, VA
Chris Holt, St. Clair, MI
David Huddleston, Louisville, KY
Irv Kane, Missoula, MT
Cliff Lauten, Greensboro, NC
Rick Lewis, Knoxville, TN
Robert Liter, KY
Jack Lovegrove, Swords Creek, MI
Earl Ma, Honolulu, HI
Bob Macmeccan, Hampton, VA
Tom Martin, Manhattan Beach, CA
Jim Masson, Shawnee Mission, KS
Jim Mattson, Valley Glen, CA
Carl Maxwell, OH
Ray May, Bonfield, IL
Robert McVey, Savannah, GA
Jack Mendenhall, Buellton, CA
Alvin Mielke, Swanville, MN
Bruce Miller, Lawrenceville, IN
Bill Montigill, Riverside, CA
Kyle Moore, Cordell, OK
Nick Moore, Easley,SC
Robert Moore (Moore798), Osage County OK
Fred Munns, Augusta, GA
Wes Nilson Laporte, IN
Mike O'Hern, Taylor Ridge, IL
Dave Parr, Terra Haute, IN
Jeff Pederson, General Petroleum Museum, Seattle, WA
Chuck Pergl, Penfield, NY
Lee Pergl, Penfield, NY
L.F. Perry, Georgia
Pat Quail, Bettendorf, IA
Mike Rhein, Minnesota
Larry Robertson, Muskegon, MI
Dwight Sawyer, NY
Ed Schwartz, Deerfield, IL
Luke and Jean Sconyers, Ashburn, GA
Patrick and Barbara Shimmin, Temple City, CA
John Simmons, Center, Mo
Kevin Stephens, Alabama
Bob Strauss, Hillsboro, Oregon
Wayne Swearingin, Chicagoland Show, Peotone, IL
Kent Swensen,died 5/1/2016,Murray, Utah
Stan Thomas, Salisbury, PA
Ron Throckmorton, Wildwood, MO
Gary Turner, Gay Parita Sinclair, Ash Grove, MO
Dave Wahl, North Dakota
Bill Walsner, Lancaster, CA
Tom Whitlatch, Ohio
Charlie Whitworth, Jeffersonville, IN
Roger Winchell, Litchfield MI
Wayne Woodrum New Carlisle, Ohio
John Wright Mt. Vernon, OH

Replies on this topic with shared memories of the departed are welcome. If there are additions or corrections, please send me a PM, email or post a reply on this topic.

Special thanks to Wayne Henderson and Ed Natale for assembling the initial list.
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 02:33 PM

Remember the good time the first gas bash with my son up in Seattle at Jeff Petersons place. The General Petroleum Museum. My son loved the dog.
Posted By: Utah Gas

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 03:34 PM

Kent Swensen,died 5-1- 2016,Murray Utah. He wasn't a member here because he didn't have a computer, but i'm sure a few on here will remember him. He was pretty active in the Salt Lake City area.
Posted By: Wasatch Man

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 04:57 PM

Thanks Dave for mentioning Kent's name , the guy was a perfectionist in everything he did and truly was the best friend anyone could ever ask for. He will be missed by everyone who knew him . Peter
Posted By: Lastgas15

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 11:12 PM

Robert Liter, KY

Ray May, Bonfield, IL

Wayne Swearengen (sp?), promoter of the Chicagoland shows in Peotone.

Bill Crutchfield,IL

Jeff Drake, Kankakee, IL
Posted By: Lastgas15

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 11:16 PM

First picture is my favorite picture of Rex. He was going to eat the whole pie. Nita put a stop to that! smile

Second picture is Ray May at his auction. Ray's auction was on Friday and Saturday. He started a new collection on Sunday.

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Posted By: Lastgas15

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 03 2018 11:28 PM

Carl Maxwell
Posted By: 1PetroFan

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Thu Jan 04 2018 12:44 PM

Dewey Henderson, Waynsboro, Va. He wasn't a member either, no computer. He was know as "The Pump Doctor" at the shows. Super nice guy.
Posted By: Ryan Underthun

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Thu Jan 04 2018 01:38 PM

Thank you to everyone involved in putting this list together.
Posted By: st.rod

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Thu Jan 04 2018 04:30 PM

Memories for sure. My signature says it all for me.

Posted By: pumpdoc

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Sun Jan 07 2018 02:20 PM

I am sure Roger Winchell has found a "Roman" "Duplex" "Erie 50" by now and has his eye on a couple "Others". Hey Rog," IF you hear of any great deals happening down here, let me know before you tell JOHN. May God bless and watch over you. Your friend, Dan.
Posted By: Nicole

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Tue Jan 09 2018 04:08 AM


Thanks for posting this reminder...

DB (Dick Bennett) made me feel welcome on this forum, plus I learned a lot from his posts. I think I was part of his grasshopper posse though he did not call me that, instead called me 'a gurl' and a 'decorator' (big insult from him lol) which was true! I love the look of the stuff.

Old Iron (Wendell Groff) was a sweetheart. We had a lot of PM discussions, and I found him very generous in his knowledge and thoughtful in his opinions. Also loved his 'yard art.'

Miss them both...

Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Wed Jan 10 2018 01:03 PM

Larry Robertson passed away January 9. A topic about him is posted with a photo here:
Posted By: jimwinchell

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Thu May 17 2018 05:06 PM

Roger Winchell passed away on October 3rd, 2017. Miss you, Dad!

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Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Mon Oct 08 2018 05:50 PM

Bill Fortune (wfort39663) of Santa Fe, NM & formerly of MO passed away on Friday, Oct 12, 2018. Bill was a serious petroliana collector of gas pump globes, pump plates, salt & pepper shakers, sign pole thermometers and more.

Photo courtesy "minuteman" Thanks, Kim.

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Posted By: mdmike

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Tue Nov 27 2018 11:42 AM

Bob Goldman of Silver Spring, MD passed away on Saturday November 24, 2018. Bob has been a long time collector at Carlisle, Hershey & Columbus. He has also been a member of the Mason-Dixon Gas Swap Meet Committee for many years. Recently Bob has been selling at these shows to begin his down sizing. Bob is one of the good guys in the hobby. RIP Bob.
Posted By: MetroPetro

Re: Petroliana Collectors Memorial Page - Sat Jan 19 2019 01:56 AM

Bob Goldman

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