EMORY, Donald "Don" L.
Donald "Don" L. Emory, (81), of Port Charlotte, FL / Marlborough, CT, formerly of Glastonbury, husband of the late Nancy H. Emory, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Don was born May 27, 1932 in Laurel, DE. He graduated from the University of Delaware, class of 1954 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Connecticut where he began his professional career on June 22, 1954 with United Technologies Corporation. During his 39 year career with UTC, he had a variety of responsibilities including the development of power plants for both military and commercial aircraft engines along with failure analysis that lead to extended engine life. During the latter part of his career, he worked closely with one of the leading aircraft manufacturers and the FAA, to obtain Airworthiness Certification for single engine operation of twin-engine aircrafts allowing them to fly with one engine in excess of 90 minutes over water. Prior to his retirement, he was elected Exalted Ruler of BPOE Lodge 2202 in Glastonbury during 1977. After retiring, he and his wife Nancy, of 32 years, relocated to Port Charlotte, FL where they joined Riverwood Golf Club. He was very active in golf and social activities. He had many friends who he enjoyed playing cards and golf with. Don served as the golf club handicap chairman for four years. He also served a four-year term as the President of the Neighborhood Association for Bay Ridge. Don will be remembered by his family and friends including his three daughters, Cheryl Stomberg of Colchester, Linda Addington of Marlborough, Susan Emory of Colchester; a son, Stephen Emory of Portland along with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects Friday, June 28, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave., Glastonbury. A Celebration of Life will be held at Farley-Sullivan, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Green Cemetery, (Section A), Hubbard St., Glastonbury. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, and that memorial donations be made in Don's name to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102. To extend online expressions of sympathy or for further information, please visit farleysullivan.com.