We are sad to say that another long time member and contributor to The Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Association has succumbed to a long term illness. Gary Safford died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, at the age of 79. He was a member of the crew that helped recover the Saw Mill and Erie Ball engine and erect the saw mill and steam building. Known best for his straw hat and mild manner He will be missed by all those that knew him.
John Sentman, a club director and most widely known as the “Hat Man” tram driver, passed away on March 6, 2017 after complications following heart surgery. We offer our condolences to his wife Joanne and son David.
Dorothy Chandler, long time member and active worker for the club, also passed away the same day. We offer our condolences to her husband Roger and the family.
With sadness we report the loss of a very prominent member of our club, Steve Harris. Steve lost his battle with cancer on January 28th, 2017. He was well known for his participation in our “Sneaker Pulls” at both our ESP Tractor Pulls and at our Rally. His family thanks everyone who was able to pay their respects at the funeral home. Word is that the Reeves Steamer and crew will be at the ESP Event in June for the Sneaker Pull.