Gordon Wayne "Deek" Emerick

Gordon Wayne 'Deek' Emerick
Gordon Wayne "Deek" Emerick, 64, of Meridian passed away at 5:23 p.m. Monday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Butler to the late Wayne F. Emerick and Hazel M. (Rettig) Emerick.
Gordy worked in the Department of Transportation (trains and tracks) as a turn foreman, starting with Butler Armco Steel and retiring from A.K. Steel in 2007.
He was a member of the St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Gordy was a life sponsor and life member of Ducks Unlimited and the Meridian Vets Club.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War era with a rank of lieutenant.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a 1966 graduate of Butler High School.
Gordy is survived by his wife, Norma (McNany) Emerick, who he married on Nov. 20, 1993; one son, Trevor Wayne Emerick; one daughter, Autumn Raylene Emerick; three nephews; one niece; two sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Appleton and Pamela Cashmere, both of East Brady; and one brother-in-law, Norman McNany Jr. of Chicora.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law.
EMERICK - Friends of Gordon Wayne "Deek" Emerick, who passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson St., Butler, with the Rev. Dr. Alden Towberman officiating. Burial will be in the Butler County Memorial Park.
Officers and members of the American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora and the VFW Post 249 will conduct graveside military services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the of Greater Pittsburgh, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or to the , Western Region, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.


Funeral Home

Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St Butler, PA 16001

Published in Butler Eagle on Jan. 2, 2013