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Old 07-17-2020, 10:51 AM   #1
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Sad to report that Dallas Model A Ford Club member and great friend George Tynan passed away last night July 16, 2020 at the age of 91. George was the 2003 MAFCA president, served on the board for 4 years and was selected by board of trustees of MAFFI to be the president from 2006-2008. In that time, George was instrumental in establishing the Model A Ford Museum at the Gilmore. George was very active in the Dallas Model A Ford club up until a few weeks ago, working Monday - Friday at a good friend's Model A shop educating newcomers to the hobby and helping others fix and recondition their Model As. He organized parades, meetings, canvased HUGE swap meets on foot handing out club flyers and lead fund raising efforts like the Leake Kruse Auction. George was the one who always took the long way home in either his 1930 Cabriolet or Blind Back 4 door. In 2017 he was the only driver to drive his Model A the entire way from Texas to Yellowsone National Park, up into Canada and back home, by himself!

George was a college football star, career military, aircraft commander of the 100th bomb wing, rose to Colonel in the Airforce of the 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Strategic Air Command from 1974 - 1975. (he had many positions beyond this that others may know more than I do)

He told me stories of founding Care Flight in Kansas city while his boss was on vacation and developing low flying bombing maneuvers in the service while trying not to crash. He was a go getter who never stopped.

We will miss you George. George (right) pictured below receiving award at our Christmas Banquet.



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Old 07-17-2020, 11:16 AM   #2
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George was a nice guy, and did a lot for the hobby!
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:11 PM   #3
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George was a nice guy, and did a lot for the hobby!

I agree 110% with Jim. He really was a great guy and a super leader. Geez I cannot wait for 2020 to be over with and let most of each day's news be joyful again. Condolences to the Tynan family.
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:27 PM   #4
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George was a great friend to everyone and really did wonders for our hobby. He did all of it selflessly. He was always very nice. I will miss seeing him, Rosalie, and the dogs on the tours.

I was always so impressed with how many miles he drove his car. I am an active driver, but he really drove the wheels off of his cars. I remember several years ago he told me he had 90,000+ on the cabriolet and like 75,000 on the sedan. Or something around those numbers. And I know he traveled many miles after he told me that.

Thank you, George, for all you did for our hobby!
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Old 07-17-2020, 03:24 PM   #5
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George was always special to the Icenhower family. Our son has a ‘53 Chevy pickup that has was so proud of and had it at a swap meet one time with the hood up “showing off” the engine all dressed up. We saw George off the space later and he asked why Heath didn’t have air cleaners on the carbs. Heath turned white thinking someone had made off with them. George was just pulling his leg. This became the running joke between them. Later when he graduated from HS we had sent George an announcement. We looked up to see George had come to the ceremony sitting down the row from us and brought Heath a signed book as a present. He never failed to ask how our kids and grandkids were doing. He was a super special guy. We will dearly miss him, Rosalie and the puppies on tours.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:06 PM   #6
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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Our hobby has lost another icon. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:48 PM   #8
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I have known George for many years and always enjoyed our get togethers at National events. He will be missed.
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Another icon of the Model A Hobby has left us and joined Henry in heaven. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. We will all miss you.
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