Dick Kammerer, active supporter of SAPFM and frequent attendee at Ohio River Valley chapter meetings, passed away March 14, 2018, at age 81. He was the husband of 56 years to Dorothy "Dottie" Kammerer, who sometimes traveled with Dick to SAPFM events. Dick was a retired Mechanical Engineer with Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He loved being a woodworker, gardener and wine maker. Dick was a prolific craftsman and supported both the Western Ohio Woodworkers Club and SAPFM. His period pieces were always spectacular, and his meeting presentations entertaining and informative. Dick will be missed by all of his friends in SAPFM.
Derek was a long time member of SAPFM, a two term member of the Board of Directors and a regular attendee of both the Williamsburg conference and the Midyear. He was a willing worker on the Board and was especially helpful in developing SAPFM's relationship with Winterthur. Derek was active at Winterthur and used his close relationship with its leadership to help SAPFM persuade them of the value of our organization and the benefits to both of closer cooperation. His work was important in creating the special program at Winterthur earlier this year.
Derek was an exceptional craftsman in his own right, a carver who focused on high style rococo pieces. He had a marvelous collection of period tools, especially carving tools and planes. He was active up to the point when his illness made working in the shop impossible and completed a tall clock last year.
Those who knew Derek well valued his wisdom, experience and especially his dry, British wit. Derek passed on 11 October, 2017. He will be missed.
Dave Gooding, Regional Chapter Coordination of the SAPFM Rock River Chapter, died the morning of June 26th after a battle with cancer. Dave was a tireless promoter of SAFM and the Rock River Chapter.
He was very skilled and productive woodworker, and made almost all the furniture in the rural Garden Prairie, IL, home he shared with his wife, Suzanne. He was extremely generous with his skills and knowledge, and will be especially missed by his friends in the Rock River Valley Chapter.