August 24, 2012
Emerson H. Ramage, 95, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, in The United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston.
Born in West Pittston, December 16, 1916, a son of the late Carl and Anna Price Ramage, he was a graduate of West Pittston High School and the Wharton School of Finance. He was retired from WILK Radio where he was employed as Business Manager and Controller.
He was a Past Master and 50 year member of Valley Masonic Lodge No. 499.
Emerson was a member of the former Luzerne Avenue Baptist Church where he was a member of the M and M Class, served as a Deacon and Trustee and sang in the Choir.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Pittston YMCA and United Way of Luzerne County.
Emerson is preceded in death by wife, Marion Reed Ramage; infant daughter, Carol Ramage; son, John Ramage; grandsons, Nathan Hemperly, Kyle Ramage; brother, Carl Ramage.
He is survived by daughter, Patricia Miller and husband, David, Roaring Brook Township; son, Russell Ramage and wife, Donna, Hockessin, Del.; daughter-in-law, Donna Kaye Ramage, Victor, N.Y.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, a niece, four step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wesley Village for their care and compassion throughout the past few years.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Jeff Levy of Moscow United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Valley Lodge No. 499 will conduct services Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Valley Lodge No. 499 building fund for flood restoration or the West Pittston Library.