Herschel L. Elijah, Sr., 78, of Bremerton, Washington, died Sunday at Winslow Convalecent Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1912 in Chalmers, Ind., and was raised in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Mr. Elijah served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was a disabled veteran. He worked at Powers Department Store in Minneapolis for many years. Mrs. Elijah died in Oct. 1974 and Mr. Elijah moved to Bremerton four years ago. He enjoyed playing cards with other residents of the Willows Retirement Home.
He is survived by his son, Herschel, Jr., of Tracyton [Kitsap County, WA]; two half-brothers, John Callahan of Gulfport, Miss., and Charles Callahan of Hawaii; a half-sister, Marjorie Hommon of Hebron, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bremerton, with graveside services 10 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn. Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Chapel.
[From The Sun newspaper microfilm, November 14, 1990, Bremerton, WA. Posted as a courtesy by a volunteer with www.raogk.org]