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Edwin J. Dumstorff   
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Edwin J. Dumstorff   
March 31, 194 2  -  March 26, 2003
 It has been a truly sad month for those of us who knew Ed Dumstorff.  He passed away March 26, 2003 from complications of a heart procedure.  He had been ill for several years due to emphysema.  He hadnít been to the field for two or three years due to the illness, but his heart was still dedicated to building and modeling in general.  He was very active in the Shriner's and he always saw that I had tickets to the Circus every year.
I was very ill this winter and Ed called me regularly to see how I was.  This one gesture of compassion for a friend will remain one of my fondest memories of Ed.  As ill as he was, he still was concerned about one of his friends.
Edís wife Bernie talked with me recently about how happy he was to make the presentation of the scale model of the Shrinerís Wings of Mercy to the organization.  It was a four-year labor of love, and he donated it to the Shriner's.  That says a lot about the type of person he was.  It was also the finest looking model he ever built.
I am so very lucky to have been a part of his instruction in learning how to fly RC models.  That time I spent in teaching Ed to fly is time that I will treasure forever.
Wheels down, final approach, calm winds, and best of luck to a fine man.
             Submitted by
             Danny Williamson

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