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Elmer E. Clute, a retired employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and a former employee of Union Carbide Corp., died Tuesday (July 22, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Long-Term Health Care Center.

Clute, 87, formerly of East Falls Street, was born in Roulette, Pa.

He worked at Pittsburgh Corning Glass Works in Port Allegany, Pa., and then for several years for Union Carbide in Niagara Falls. He then worked as a molder in the sodium department Du Pont for 25 years, retiring in 1973.

After his retirement, Clute lived in Sebring, Fla., from 1973 to 1991. There, he enjoyed playing shuffleboard and won many trophies in shuffleboard tournaments.

His wife, Mary Kerr Clute, died in 1991.

Clute is survived by two sons, James L. of Blasdell and Larry; two brothers, Kingsley of Batavia and Raymond of Lewiston; two sisters, Margie Chandler of Youngsville, Pa., and Lola Kisner of Lewiston; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 931 Michigan Ave. at 10th Street. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

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