First, my heartfeld sympathy to Mr. Emerman's family and friends. I was stunned to see he was born in Erie, so was I, and I now live in the Sarasota, FL. area. After reading this, I want to know everything about those years. Talk about a self-made man, simply astounding. Mr. Emerman's life story would make an Oscar-worthy movie, in my humble opinion. Godspeed.