- August 24, 1930 - March 5, 2017
- Sierra Madre, California
of Harry's Passing
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It was the hardest thing ever to let you go and say farewell. I will miss you so much but am glad you suffer no more. There is so much I...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Catherine Adde - Sierra Madre, CA
Harry, 86, was born in Jamestown, New York and passed away at home in Sierra Madre, following a brief hospital stay.
Harry was preceded in death by his son Jon Enmark in 1990, step daughter Juli Nickoley in 1991, and brother David Enmark in 2007.
Survivors include his wife of thirty eight years: Marlene, his daughters Catherine Addé (Christopher), of Sierra Madre and Michelle Black, (Craig), of Jacksonville, Oregon and Palos Verdes Estates, step-daughter Valerie Workman, (Paul) of Norco and step-son, Darren Nickoley (Yolanda) of Covina.There are seven grandchildren: Addi, Chelsea, Alexander, Madeleine, Hayley, Cassandra, Travis and great grandchild: Lila.
Harry arrived in California in the early 50's to attend Northrop Aeronautical University. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force serving for four years at various bases including Hawaii's Hickam Air Force Base and the island of Eniwetok during the hydrogen bomb tests.
Married to first wife Carole, they settled in Sierra Madre in 1963 to raise their three children. His career spanned forty years with Cal Tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory as Space Systems Engineer working on flight projects including but not limited to: Voyager, Galileo and more recently the first Mars Rover. In the early days of his career, he returned to college at night to earn his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles.
His ever curious mind provided him with any number of interests, from building toys for his children to camping, cycling, building telescopes and carpentry. Harry drove his Alaskan camper to Alaska when he retired, and he and Marlene also enjoyed RVing around the U.S. He had two favorite hobbies. One was his Ham Radio (he supplied communication for the Baja 500 among other events) and held his license since boyhood. The other was flying two of his Ultralite airplanes which he built himself.
Soaring through the heavens now - rest in peace Harry, Dad, Grandpa. We love you.
His resting place will be at the Sierra Madre Memorial Garden Pioneer Cemetery, after a private family ceremony, at the end of March.