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1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Milton "Milt" Gustave Emery, Jr., passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014, surrounded by his family in Raleigh, NC. He was born on January 20, 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Milton (Doc) Gustave Emery, Sr. and Rachel Evans Emery. Milt graduated from Peabody High School in 1952 and received a full baseball scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Milt starred as the catcher of the East End Merchants under the management of his father. Together they were responsible for clearing a vacant lot and constructed one of Pittsburgh's first baseball fields for the young people of the community to enjoy. The location of this field is presently Mellon Park in Pittsburgh's East End. In 1955, Milt received the Athletic Committee Award from Pitt and had his name inscribed on the Varsity Walk between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel. Upon graduating, Milt accepted his commission as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where he served as a navigator. On April 30, 1956, Milt married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Roberts Siviter. The couple then moved to Tampa, Florida where Milt flew out of MacDill Air Force Base. After serving his country, he began his professional career working with ALCOA in Pittsburgh, PA. Milt followed his dream of joining Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith where he had a 30-year career in Charlotte, NC. Milt was a kind and caring man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was interested in all sports, but especially enjoyed playing golf, Bridge and cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Panthers. Milt spent 20 years coaching with the YMCA, Myers Park Trinity, Pony, Colt and Babe Ruth Baseball leagues. Milt was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Sportsman's Club in Charlotte, NC, the Pittsburgh Panther Club and the Pitt Varsity Letter Club. Milt is survived by his wife, Margaret Siviter Emery of Raleigh, NC; his three children, Ann Wooten (Ronald) of Raleigh, David Emery (Angela) of Waxhaw and Doug Emery (Sandra) of Matthews, NC; his sister, Joanne Redshaw (John) of Camp Hill, PA; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The . A Memorial Service will be held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. There will be a Service and Burial in Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from July 13 to July 20, 2014
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