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HOWARD C. DELLEFIELD, worked for U.S. Steel.
Howard C. Dellefield, 84, of South Amherst, died Wednesday at his home after a brief illness.
He was born and grew up in Elyria. For the last 50 years he lived in South
Mr. Dellefield worked for the U.S. Steel Corp., presently USX Kobe, for 35 years
as a blast furnace foreman before retiring in 1976. He was a member of the local steel worker's union
He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific
Theater and was a member of the South Amherst American Legion Post 197.
A member of the First Congregation Church of South Amherst, he enjoyed
fishing, boating, sports and gardening.
Survivors include his daughters, Mrs. James (Patti) Emery of
Amherst and Mrs. Nelson (Sandra) Williams of Vermilion; five
grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two brother, Leonard and Gailord
of Elyria and Victor of Lorain; and a sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Franklin of
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara R. (nee Page) who died after 49
years of marriage; parents, Peter and Rose Dellefield (nee Roepke); two
brothers, Walter and Richard; and a sister, Dona Lentz.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m,
Sunday at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Sunday by the South Amherst AmericanLegion Post 197. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday from the funeral
home with full military honors given by the Amherst
Veterans Military Honor Guard. The Rev. Arthur J. Wiegand pastor of the First
Congregation Church of South Amherst, will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.