RAYMOND EMERSON Raymond Emerson, 88, of Brittany Pointe Estates in Lansdale and a former 55-year resident of Abington, passed away peacefully of old age February 9, 2013 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Virginia N. Emerson, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage September 13, 2012. Born September 27, 1924 in Philadelphia, Raymond was the son of the late Lewis and Myrtle (Archibald) Emerson. Ray graduated from Germantown High School in 1943 and immediately entered the US Army, serving in campaigns from Normandy to Central Europe and was honorably discharged December 8, 1945. A graduate of Widener University, Ray earned a B.S. in Engineering in June of 1951 and married his wife, Virginia, of Philadelphia in 1952. He worked at Ballinger & Co., Formigli Inc., Day & Zimmerman, Inc., Roy F. Weston, and Conversion Systems, a division of IMS, until he reluctantly retired in 1990 at the age of 66. Raymond continued to work independently as a consulting engineer for several more years. He enjoyed working on and improving his homes in Abington and Ocean City, NJ and also painting landscapes in oil. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert of Apollo Beach, FL and Stephen of Tampa, FL; and his daughter Suzanne Gray of Gwynedd. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Douglas, Laura and Andrew Emerson, Allison and Charles Emerson, and Devin and Daniel Gray. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service, 2PM Saturday, February 16 in the Auditorium at Brittany Pointe Estates, 1001 S. Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.