Senff, Harry Emil passed away April 17, 2002. He was born in Chicago, Ill. and grew up in Bad Godesberg, Germany. He was the successful owner of The Ely Company, Inc., a 40 year old, precision machine and manufacturing corporation in Torrance, CA. He loved fishing, boating and traveling. He was an advid sports fan, in particular, soccer. From 1954 to 1958 he belonged to The Victoria Soccer Club. He served in the Korean war. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; sons, Kurt, Wally, Bill, and daughter Susi. Daughters-in-law Mary and Darcy, and grandchildren, Katia, Erich, Tara, Leslie, Ian, Erin and Myla. Services will be held at The Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes at 2:30 on Tuesday, April 23. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to The American Cancer Society.

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  1. Your last request to your family was “someone stay with me all night”. I\’m glad we did. I\’m sure it made you rest and feel more comfort. I will love you always.

  2. We enjoyed the happy-go-lucky smile that Harry always had for us as he stopped in front of our house and chatted about his shop, children and his fishing on the Colorado River. We will miss him as a very good friend. Our sincere sympathy goes to the family.

  3. Dear Judy, Kurt, Wally, Billy and Susi, Harry was truly one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. He was my boss, my mentor, and most of all my friend. A workday never passed without Harry either telling a funny story or a joke. Even though it may have been the third or fourth time he told it to me, it would still be funny as heck because of the way he told it. Every time I think of my days at The Ely Company, it puts a smile on my face. Judy, his love for you are what fairy tales are all about. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Lots of Love, Jill Warren

  4. Dear Judy, You and Harry had a beautiful friendship and marriage. He is gone now physically but not spiritually. Everything you do will be tempered with what he would have thought also. You have been blessed with four wonderful children with whom to share all sorts of memories and love. And he was able to see them each grow up to adulthood and produce grandchildren for him to love. He had a bountiful life, even though too short. To the Children, Harry was much more than your father. He was your nurturer, comforter, strength and teacher – a true “DAD” in every sense of the word. He coached and guided each of you in life\’s way. He was there when you needed him. Cherish those memories and always live so that he would be proud of you. May God bless you all, Marylene

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