Emilie R Harold, 85, of Englewood, Florida died May 2, 2020 at the Tidewell Hospice House following a long illness.
She was born December 19, 1934 in Salamanca, New York, the daughter of William and Catherine Rau. Emilie graduated high school in 1952, attended Olean Business Institute and started her career at Jamestown Table Company. In 1954, she married Gene Harold, who survives. The would have celebrated 66 Years of marriage on May 22. They lived in Erie PA, Buffalo and Ogedensburg, NY and Heron, OH while her husband was in the Coast Guard. The Harolds moved to Hornell, NY in 1958. Emilie worked as a medical transcriptionist for both St. James Mercy and Bethesda Hospitals. She later worked for Billy Schu's Restaurant and enjoyed square dancing with the Buds and Blossoms. When the Erie Railroad closed, the Harold's moved to Duncansville, Pennsylvania where Emilie worked for Fannie Farmers Candies and a small insurance company. In 1987, they moved back to Horseheads, NY where she worked part-time for Elmira Roman Catholic Churches. Following her husband's retirement, they moved back to Pennsylvania and wintered in Florida. In 1997, they moved permanently to Florida, where she volunteered for the Englewood Community Hospital and Elsie Quirk Library. Emilie enjoyed reading, playing cards, and sewing and was an exceptional cook.
Surviving, in addition to her husband Gene, are her children, Alan (Robin) Harold of Altoona, PA, Mark Harold of Englewood, FL and Martha Harold of Pierce, CO; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Douglas (Katherine) Rau of Binghamton, New York and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Rhea Boza and brother, William Rau; daughter-in-law Melanie Harold; twin grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Elsie Quirk Public Library