12 NOVEMBER 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource® In Memoriam David Max Rumbelow (1951~2021) The Texas Ground Water Association is mourning the loss of Board Member and Past President David Max Rumbelow on September 4, 2021. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, David returned to Van, where he met and married Susan. He loved being a lifetime member of the Van United Methodist Church and is remembered for Rumbelow’s Pizza and his work in the groundwater industry. David is survived by Susan; children Sara (Charlie), Maggie (Tommy), Max (Rachael), and Price (Julie); eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. John Joseph “Joe” Blazek, III (1959~2021) Ohio Water Well Association (OWWA) Past President John Joseph “Joe” Blazek, III, left this world on September 10, 2021, from his home in East Cleveland. A lifetime resident of Hiram, he was the owner-operator of Blazek Pump & Well Co. He had many interests, including competitive shooting and gunsmithing, restoring Mustang cars, riding motorcycles, and playing in bands with Jake & The Mowats, Blues Brothers Review. His most favorite was spending time with his grandchildren. There was no stranger to Joe; he always had a welcoming smile and made time to talk with friends. Joe is survived by his wife Barb; sons Joshua (Melissa), Fred, and Andy (Carrie); and grandchildren MacKenzie, Mason, and Leah. Albert William Smith (1964~2021) Another OWWA member, Albert William Smith, passed away unexpectedly July 27, 2021. Born in Akron, Ohio, he was a Clinton/Canal Fulton area resident all of his life, graduating from Northwest High School. At an early age, Albert learned about well drilling from his father. When he was 18, he started AW Smith Well Drilling, which he operated for 38 years. He loved working and tweaking his equipment to make it more efficient. He also enjoyed helping people no matter the circumstance, lending a hand to anyone in need. Albert is survived by his children Natalie and Alex; siblings Sandra (Matthew), Donna (Earl), and Bernard; and many nieces and nephews. Michael Ray “Mike” Hale (1955~2021) Little Beaver, Inc. lost a dear friend and industry advocate with the sudden passing of Sales Manager Michael Ray “Mike” Hale on September 4, 2021. Mike began working in fencing as a summer job in high school, continuing across southern California, and eventually owning his own fencing company for more than 20 years. After experiencing first-hand the safety and efficiency of Little Beaver’s earth drills, he joined the company in 1996, and for the past 25 years, has been the voice behind sales and quote inquiries. Mike left behind his wife Dawn; children Milyn, Danielle (Rusty), Jim (Laurel); grandchildren Skyler, Isaac, Collin, Haley, Katelyn, and Kelsi; brother Steven (Sherry); and sister-in-law Rosie, along with numerous other relatives, and friends. Taylor Michael Miller (2003~2021) Taylor Michael Miller, 18, tragically lost his life on September 22, 2021, after he was electrocuted when attempting to hook the end of a crane onto an object and the crane’s cable swung into a power line. Born in 2003, in Monroe County, Indiana, he had just graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, and was working for Layne, A Company of Granite, on a job site in Washington, West Virginia. He enjoyed working out, weightlifting, and playing golf. He was also a member of the jazz band while in school. Taylor will be forever loved and missed by his parents Carl and Mindie; sister Aleah; brother Gavin; maternal grandmother Connie; paternal grandparents Carl and Teresa; paternal great-grandparents Jack and Glenda; maternal great-grandmother Beulah; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lest we forget . . .