EMIG William H. Emig, age 91, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012. He was born February 8, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Herman E. Emig and Florence Antonette Brandewie Emig. He graduated from St. Catharine School and was a life long member of the Parish. He attended Bexley High School until his junior year when he transferred to the Columbus Academy. During his senior year he was elected president of the school, captain of the basketball team as well as president of his senior class. He received nine athletic letters during the four years of high school. He went to Princeton University where he joined Tigir Inn, played on the basketball team, and graduated in 1942 with an honor degree in economics. During WWII, he spent four years with the Navy. His last duty was as a gunnery officer in the Pacific, retiring as a Lieutenant Senior Grade. Returning to Columbus, he was involved in insurance, eventually owning his own business, William H. Emig, CLU. He was President of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Chartered Life Underwriters. He joined both the Athletic Club and the Columbus Country Club in 1946 and his community activities included first Vice President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, as a division chairman of The Community Chest and the American Red Cross; a director of the Athletic Club; President of the Princeton Alumni Association. In 1996 he won the Columbus Academy's Distinguished Alumnus Award - for outstanding service to the school, community and profession. Golf was his hobby but his main interest was gardening. Columbus City Parks and Recreation Department added his home on garden tours and he continued the tradition of welcoming Bexley's Kindergarten classes. He was preceded in death by his parents his brother Richard and by his long time devoted friend Barbara Drugan. He is survived by his sister, Jane Emig Ford and his nephew, John David Ford both of Naples, FL; by his niece, Nancy Emig Jones and her husband Bruce and their son Preston, St. Charles, IL; special friend, Cindy Mackin. The Funeral Service will be Friday 11 a.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST., where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial with Naval Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in Bill's memory to the Columbus Academy or the
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2012