Stuart Spence

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                May 10, 1950 Stuart was born in the small town of Estcourt in the province of Natal in South Africa.  When he was eight years of age his father bought a service station with a towing service.  Stewart’s first experience of a tow truck was when…

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Robert E. Kukuruza

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                Robert was born on May 30, 1918 to Nicholas and Udokia, who had immigrated together to Boston in 1916 from the Ukraine. Family:            Bob married Mary Houston and together were blessed with two sons Phil and Sam.  After Mary’s death, Bob raised their two sons along…

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R. Richard Myers

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                December 1, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was raised and educated Family:            On January 21, 1961, he married the former Sandra Sue Haupt. They were blessed with three fine sons, Mark, Jeff and Steve Rich graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1962, where…

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Mildred C. Stearns

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                June 1, 1931, Mildred was born to Edmond & Bessie Prue, and shares the love of seven brothers and four sisters in the small town Orange, Massachusetts where she lived until she was nine years old.  The family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts where the younger five…

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Don Landoll

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                April 17, 1943 – Steele City, Nebraska Family:            Married Mary Swoyer, February 14, 1973 at Kansas City, Kansas Children:         Paula, Patrick (Deceased), Phillip and Pamala Don, having been raised on a farm near Hanover in north central Kansas, has had a life-long appreciation for farm machinery…

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Bill E. McCarty

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                February 1, 1945 Family:            Married Carol Cowan, July 26, 1963 in Ventura Bill was born in Paris, Arkansas, the son of a coal miner.  In the early 1950’s, Bill’s father “Pop” decided to move to California to seek a better life for his family.  Pop, brother…

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Arthur McCaffrey

Elected:           April 10, 1997 Inducted:        September 27, 1997 Born:                April 22, 1940 – Marmora, Ontario Family:            Married Jane Coulter, September 27, 1958 Children:         Three sons, Rick, Rob and Ron (Deceased) and one daughter Theresa On graduation from high school, Art entered the apprenticeship program and gained his Class “A” Motor Mechanics License.  He has been…

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