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2012 Holiday Golf Scramble Winners

Overall Rankings
First Place Team — Peter Van Etten, John Keves, Gary Cockrell, Brian Williams
Second Place Team — Gilles Dumont, David Guy, Greg Leiker
Third Place Team — Rodney Thompson, Thomas David

Individual Awards
Straightest Drive — Matt Shiery
Ladies Longest Drive — Caitlin Pickard
Mens Longest Drive — Thomas David
Ladies Closest to pin — Cindy Reaves
Mens Closest to pin — Rodney Thompson

Passing of Member Phillip Berger

Phillip Berger passed away Monday, October 22. A longtime TCH member, he worked for Harris Moving & Storage, Stewart & Stevenson and most recently at TAM, Int’l. The funeral was held Thursday, Oct 25th. Please keep the Berger family in your thoughts and prayers.

Passing of Member Phillip G. Cohen

It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of TCH member Phillip G. Cohen on Tuesday, October 24th. Phil had been an avid supporter of the club since joining in 2008, and introduced dozens of local college students to our club and industry. Phil was named the 2012 TCH Member of the Year at the annual dinner in May.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that memorial contributions in Mr. Cohen’s name be directed to the San Jacinto College Scholarship Fund, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 212, Pasadena, TX, 77504.

TCH Past President Joe Payne (’78-’79) Passes Away

Joe Weldon Payne: beloved father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, was born May 30, 1937 to Jack Aldrich Payne and Edith Mary Hoefert Payne, died on June 11, 2012.

Joe was predeceased by his parents; and his beloved sister, Louise.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Krovontka Payne; daughter, Angela Payne Ward and husband, Robert, of Longview; son, Dr. Lee Weldon Payne of Nacogdoches; daughter, Edith Payne Schneider and husband, Tommie, of Damon; grandchildren, Amanda (Heart) and husband, Fernando, Elizabeth and husband, John, Timothy, Eden, Alyssa, Anna, Amy and Charlie; great grandchildren, Savannah, Braydon and Dominic; sister, Willa Story; brothers, William and wife, Vicki, Steve, John, Gary and wife, Elaine; brother-in-law, Stan Krovontka and wife, Donna; sister-in-law, Martha Coppedge; mother-in-law, Carmel Krovontka; and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, mentor and friend to so many. He will be extremely missed. Being with family was Joe’s top priority. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart.

He was a graduate of the Houston College System and was president of Delta Nu Alpha Fraternity and the University of Houston, president of the Houston Transportation Club, and president elect of the Texas Industrial Transportation League. He was a registered practitioner before the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Maritime Commission. Joe was a two-term appointee to the Advisory Committee of Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Joe proudly served in the United States Army – Infantry. He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion-Featherweight Division. Joe was a long time parishioner at St. Theresa Catholic Church of Sugar Land and served as the Eucharist Minister, Lector and Usher.

Pallbearers serving are William Payne, Woodrow Coppedge, Jr., Gary Hickey, Dennis Donigan, Marshall Ott, Mike Gonzalez, John Story and Timothy Ward.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Oballe, John Dotson, Stan Krovontka, Bob Evans, Kerry Payne and Ed Wesley.

Words of condolence may be left for the Payne family

2011 Fall Golf Tournament Results

Great times were had by all who attended the Transportation Club of Houston’s 2011 Fall Golf Tournament. The scores were tallied, and here are the winners by category:

  • Mens Longest Drive – Rusell Means
  • Womens Longest Dive – Cindy Reaves
  • Mens Closest to Pin – Dave Scruton
  • Womens Closest to Pin – Cindy Reaves
  • 3rd Place foursome – Bobby Garcia, Shane Garcia, Pat Cooper, Richard Workman
  • 2nd Place foursome – Dennis Bone, John Keves, Peter Van Etten, Steve Milligan
  • 1st Place foursome – Kyle Hunt, Jesse Garza, Carlson, Bo Littleton

2011 Spring Golf Tournament Results

1st place team with a score of 58

  • Ochoa
  • Kemp
  • Crowley
  • McCormick

2nd place team with a score of 59 (won by scorecard playoff)

  • Wadas
  • Forrester
  • Garza
  • Willis

3rd place team also with a score of 59

  • Buster
  • Hancock
  • Garcia
  • Hayes

Mens closest to the pin – Paul Herman

Ladies closest to the pin – Cindy Reaves

Mens longest drive – Ryan West

Ladies longest drive – Cindy Reaves