Leland Emlaw

Obituary of Leland Emlaw

NORFOLK—Funeral Services for 95 year old Leland V. "Lee" Emlaw, a resident of the Van Duyn Center in Syracuse and formerly of Crabb Street, Norfolk, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Norfolk with Pastor Carl Chamberlin presiding. Burial will follow the services at Bixby Cemetery in Norfolk. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Emlaw passed away Tuesday at the Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Syracuse.

Lee is survived by his companion Betty Bombard, Norfolk; his two sons, Ronald and Tina, Winthrop; Robert and Darlene, Norfolk; a daughter, Donna Emlaw, Norfolk; several beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Lee is also survived by his brother Harold Emlaw, Norfolk and his companion Florence Mousaw as well as several nieces and nephews. Lee was pre-deceased by his wife, Joyce on May 8, 1999 and a sister, Betty Emlaw.

Born in Norfolk, NY on August 7, 1922 to the late Vernon and Marion Hanley Emlaw, Lee graduated from High School and served in WW II with the U.S. Navy. Upon his return home from the service, Lee married Joyce Charity on opening day of hunting season in October of 1943. He worked at the Norfolk Paper Mill and ALCOA before attaining a position with General Motors in Massena, working in the casting house. He retired from General Motors in 1988. Lee was a member of the Norfolk American Legion #925 and a past member of the Norfolk Fire Department. Lee truly enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and going to camp at the Beaver Pond Hunting Club in Santa Clara in which he was a member for over 50 years. Memorial Donations in Lee's memory can be made to either the Norfolk Rescue Squad or to the Norfolk Fire Department. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk is serving the family of Leland V. "Lee" Emlaw.