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Harry Emele, 90, who owned Cook & Emele Sheet Metal more than 50 yeaars, died Tuesday, May 26, 1987, at the Delamarter Care Center in Pendleton.
A graveside service for Mr. Emele will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Roger Kinkead of the First Lutheran Church will officiate.
Mr. Emele was born Dec. 17, 1896, in Baker to Elmer and Elsie Sams-Emele. He married Edith Erwin in Baker January 22, 1918. Mrs. Emele preceded him in death in November 1980.
Mr. Emele was educated in Baker County. Beside his sheet metal business, he and his wife also owned and operated the Emele Apartments for many years. He retired in 1962.
He was a lifetime member of the First Lutheran Church and the Baker Elks Lodge No. 338.
He had been in ill health for the past few years in a Pendleton nursing home.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and John Carlson of Baker; and daughter, LaVelle Bonbright of Pendleton; a sister, Dorothy Boyer of Montrose, Calif.; grandchildren, John H. Carlson of Portland, Lynn Chadwick of Baker and Jan Denman of Renton, Wash.; and great grandchildren, Angelica, Tommy, Travis and Ashley.
Friends may contribute in his memory to the First Lutheran Church. That may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Baker Democrat Herald – - May 28, 1987.