O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Ellen Emke

Ellen B. Emke, age 73, of Salamanca, New York died early Thursday morning, August 14, 2014 at her home.

Born on December 21, 1940 in Buffalo, New York she was the daughter of the late Charles and Theresa Blumreich. She was married on November 9, 1963 in the Zion Church of Christ in Tonawanda, New York to Mr. Robert Emke who survives.

Mrs. Emke retired from Twin City Glass in Tonawanda. Previously, she had been employed at Sterling Suburban Glass in Buffalo, New York.

She was a former member of the Holy Cross Athletic Club.

Surviving besides her husband are: 2 sons, Robert (Carol) Emke Jr., Tonawanda, New York, Richard (Kelly) Emke, Killbuck, New York; a daughter, Tina (Charles) Sollen, Ft. Erie, Ontario; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Eleanor Lakso, Florida, Elaine (John) Cavise, Lakeland, Florida; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Colton Emke and a sister, Evelyn Blumreich.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Friday from 2-8 P.M.

Funeral services will be in the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 2 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Durfee, clergy for HomeCare & Hospice, officiating.

Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences may be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh