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Emmett Nelson Bossing


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Emmett Nelson Bossing Obituary
EMMETT NELSON BOSSING was born in La Paz, Bolivia on December 29, 1922 and passed away February 4, 2016. Emmett was born to missionary parents and lived in South America until the age of 5 when the family moved back to the United States where they settled in the Chicago area. He attended school there and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Emmett worked as a metallurgist for 40 years and retired from Teledyne Cast Products in 1984. Emmett was an avid Barbershop Harmony Society singer, judge, director and coach. His career in barbershop spanned 72 years and resulted in awards in both the Illinois and Far Western Districts. He retired as a Judge Emeritus and was known for having one of the best 'ears' for balancing a chorus or quartet. After moving to California in 1960 he joined the Downy Chapter Directorship and was instrumental in taking them to two International Chorus Contests. Emmett loved the original style of Barbershop Harmony and felt that the Society had gone too far to the modern style. As a result he became a member of the Barbershop Preservation Association. He kept up his skills and also found time to sing Old Time Barbershop with others. In 1982 he retired and moved to Sun City, CA to continue his other hobby which was golf. He was an avid golfer and played several times a week until recently when he became ill with pneumonia. Emmett was very active within the North Golf Course in Sun City. He was a member of the Men's Club there for 22 years and was the Tournament Director for many years. Emmett is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mildred (Millie) M. Bossing (Miller); his step-daughter Sharon Kenney and her husband John. He is also survived by his step-daughter-in-law Mary Nash; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Mildred (Millie) Flanagan, and step sons David Nash and Fred Nash. A memorial and luncheon will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 5th at the Community of Christ Church, 719 E. Main Street in San Jacinto, CA.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 1 to Mar. 4, 2016
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