Elmo Joseph died Dec. 25. He was 81.

Mr. Joseph was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, to Joseph Saverimuttu and Magdalene Joseph. He was a career diplomat for the government of Sri Lanka for 27 years. He immigrated to the United States in 1983 and worked at Mutual of Omaha.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita; sons, Al and Noel Joseph; daughters, Rosanna Natta, Bernadette Thavarajah and Sharmini Gossman; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie. Memorial donations can be made to KBVM, St. Luke Productions or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Beaverton.