PIQUA - Ernest E. Emmons, 82, of Piqua, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1931, in Kenton, to the late Alpha S. and Cecilia M. (Havener) Emmons. He married Mary Patricia Muldoon on May 8, 1963, in Xenia; she survives.
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Mr. Emmons is also survived by three daughters, Karen (Bruce) Martin of St. Marys, Ga., Patricia (David) Werling of Piqua and Christina (Steven) Burns of Piqua; nine grandchildren, Jacqueline, James, Brieanna, and Brenden Werling, Patrick (Kerry), Erin, and Christina Martin, Kiera and Aiden Burns; three great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Werling, Lillian Werling and Kendall Martin; and a sister, Dixie Slayback of Bellefontaine. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Ernest was a 1950 graduate of Ridgeway High School and earned his bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander from the United States Navy, with 26 years of service to his country, having served in Korea and Vietnam. After retirement, Ernest worked for several businesses in the area, including Piqua Engineering and Piqua Technologies. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association (AOPA). He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, his family, and traveling, especially his time spent in Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta and the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte con-celebrating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Aug. 4, 2013