June 28, 2007 + Donald G. Hills + (updated: 8/31/07)
Donald G. Hills, 85, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Tufts New England Medical Center after complications from surgery. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth F. “Polly” (Jarvis) Hills, who died in 1978.
He was born in Everett, on Feb. 4, 1922, the son of the late Ralph S. and Eva Continue reading
April 14, 2007 + Jack Emerick Lucks+ (updated: 2/5/07)
Jack Emerick Lucks, 1918 – 2007
The live steam fraternity lost one of the hobby’s most revered members when Jack Lucks passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 14, 2007 at the age of 89.
Jack was born in February 1918 in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in southern California where he met and married his beloved Shirley. During his long career he worked on movie Continue reading
April 14, 2007 + Ed Loomie+ (updated: 02/05/08)
Edward R. Esq. on October 26th, 2007 of Seaford. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Loving father of Christine C. and Paul E. Also survived by his cherished grandchildren Kyle E. and Meghan. Reposing at the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home Inc., 3863 Merrick Road, Seaford (2 traffic lights East of Route 135). Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11am at St. William the Abbot R.C. Church, Seaford. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm
July 9, 2004 + Sam McKim + (updated: 7/21/04)
Sam McKim, an artist who drew the first souvenir maps of Disneyland in 1954 and the preliminary sketches for many Disney theme park rides, has died at the age of 79. McKim was one of the first park designers who later became known as “Imagineers.” He died July 9 of heart failure at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, The Walt Disney Co. said. McKim joined Disney in Continue reading
March 31, 2004 + Arn Granheim + (updated: 6/22/04)
ARN GRANHEIM discovered the live steam hobby late in life. After a long and distinguished career he retired as a LTC from the US Air Force. During his military career he saw combat in WWII as a glider pilot in Europe and continued service in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. After retirement he discovered model trains. Like so many others of us in the hobby, he was involved in the smaller scales, N and G in Arn’s case, for many years. In March of 2000 Arn attended his first live steam Continue reading