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“Chris Jr. and family, So sorry to hear about your Dad. I worked with him at DCMA in the early days of the Space Shuttle External Tank program at...Read More »
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“Chris and Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of the tremendous loss of your father. Please accept my heart felt condolences. Robin Hill ”
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“Uncle Chris will always be remembered for his gentleness and ability to bring a smile to your face. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Hazel and...Read More »
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Chris Pembo Sr., 84 years old of Ponchatoula, died June 28, 2010, in North Oaks Medical Center.
He was born on Monday, November 23, 1925, in New Orleans, son of the late Pascal Pembo and the late Anna Pachis Pembo.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Pembo worked as an Aeronautical Engineer and a Quality Engineer with NASA and DCMA at Edwards AFB in California and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Some of the programs Mr. Pembo worked on were the X-15, Apollo and the Space Shuttle External Tank.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Bardwell Pembo; daughter, Kathy Stephens; son, Chris Pembo Jr.; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Stephens, Brandon Pembo, and Candace Jacobi; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordan Pembo, Julien Pembo, and Caleb Jacobi.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marie Carpenter; 3 brothers, John Pembo, Peter Pembo, and Anthony Pembo.
Friends will be received Saturday, July 3, 2010, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula with Rev. Billie Kennedy officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cooper Cemetery in Robert.

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