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The Daily Goodbye a.k.a the Frequent Farewell

Gerald Lee Roush was known as the "Dear Abby of the vintage Ferrari world," a title he earned for his meticulous records of the prancing horse brand machines. Mr. Roush, 68, kept his records by the cars' serial numbers and was known to recall specific details about any individual model---including how many different coats of paint had covered it's chassis throughout the years.

William H. Pflaumer,
76, also had a nickname, but for a different expertise. He was known as "Billy the Beer King," and owned Philadelphia's Christian Schmidt Brewing Co. In 1980, it was America's 9th largest brewery.

Mr. Pflaumer was a shrewd business man and used his fortune to build a 227 acre estate that was called "Beer World." It had a gigantic mansion with 28 rooms, a swimming pool, a lake, and a golf course.


By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 26, 2010; 8:57 AM ET
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