Saying our Farewell

This page contains the sad news of members of our S-scale community whom have passed on recently. In general, announcements will stay on this page for up to one year. Click on the "Web Site" link to the left of the announcement to visit the web page. Some photos can also be clicked to take you directly to the web page where that product is listed.

August 03, 2019

Emory L. Shughart


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Emory L. Shughart, 87, of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He retired from Edwin L. Heim Co. in Harrisburg, and previously worked for 16 years at the former Rufe Chevrolet in Carlisle. He honorably served his country in 1953-54 as Private First Class, Battery C, 265th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army. Emory was a life-long S-scale modeler and was one of the original members of the Circuit Letters. He was a founding member of the Central Pennsylvania S Gaugers, and he was heavily involved in the 1970 Northeastern S Gaugers Association (NESGA) Convention, the NASG forerunner, in Hershey, PA. He was a long-time member of the NASG as well.

January 27, 2019

Gene Dovenbarger


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Harold Gene Dovenbarger passed away at the age of 74 on January 24, 2019 due to complications from a stroke. Gene served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1986. Gene was the founder of the Golden Spike American Flyer Club. Follow the link on the left to view Gene's obituary. Photo courtesy of Gene's wife, Karen.

December 23, 2018

Frederic Testard


Frenchman Frederic Testard passed away on December 15, 2018 of liver cancer. He was 57 years young. He was an active and fantastic Sn3 modeler, and participated in the Yahoo, now, Sn3 discussion list. You can see photos of Frederic's modeling by clicking on the link on the left. For those who can read French, here is his obituary. Frederic's personal web site was taken down in April 2019.

October 03, 2018

Paul Stevens


Paul Stevens, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away in late-September, 2018. Paul, "tall Paul" (he was over 7 feet tall!), was a past NASG President from 1997 through 2001, and was the Central Vice-President prior to that from 1993 through 1995, and 1989 through 1991. Paul had a wealth of knowledge about American Flyer. More recently, Paul helped organize the 2015 NASG Convention. He was an active member of the Kansas City S Gaugers club. He suffered from knee and joint problems in recent years, and lately was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. There are no services planned for him at this time. Paul is survived by his wife Dody, his son Mark, and one grandson. The entire family was involved in S-scale.

(photo by Hillary Hutton)

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