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Passing of Paul Dyer, Band Organ Builder
By Robbie Rhodes

Rick McDowell sent word about the passing of Paul Dyer and noted that
he built two 165 style band organs, made facades and had a very nice
collection in Fortville.  The obituary published by the funeral home
is below (condensed).

Robbie Rhodes, MMDigest

  Paul E. Dyer, 79, of Fortville, Indiana, born July 12, 1935,
  passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Harbour Manor & Lodge
  in Noblesville, Indiana.  He is survived by his wife, Patty (Smith)
  Dyer, whom he married Dec. 31, 1966, six adult children and many
  grandchildren.  He operated Wagon Wheel Liquor Store in Fortville
  for 27 years.

  He was one of only two builders of calliopes and band organs in the
  United States and also maintained the carousel at the Indianapolis
  Children's Museum for a time.  Paul also enjoyed wintering on Pine
  Island in Florida.

More information at 

(Message sent Mon 8 Dec 2014, 22:12:43 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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