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David Robert Emery


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David Robert Emery Obituary

David Robert Emery, born December 13, 1931, passed away November 3, 2016 at home with his wife Una and daughter Mikayla at his side. David was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., and moved to California with his mother and grandmother when he was 12. When he was 14, he got a special drivers license to help his mother, who was his only provider. He graduated from Richmond High in 1948, and went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

David was stationed at Lakenheath AFB, England, in 1951. He got there on a Thursday and met his wife Una Eileen Buckle the following Tuesday. They were married on June 12, 1954, and later had three sons; Kevin, Paul, and Scott. They enjoyed square dancing, camping, wine tasting with friends, and visits to England, Scotland, and Wales. David worked his way up through the Contra Costa County Fire Department, and retired as a chief inspector of weed abatement in 1990.

David is survived by his wife of 62 years, Una; daughter Mikayla; son Kevin and his wife Denise, along with their two children Krystal and Julie, and his 4 grandchildren from Krystal; his sister-in-law in England, and quite a few other relatives in England. He is preceded in death by sons Paul and Scott.

He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Sutter North Hospice, who helped us through these last difficult months.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 16, 2016
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