Robert L. Emery

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SCRANTON — Robert L. Emery, 69, formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 20, 1944, he was a son of the late Robert White and Elizabeth Fieseler Emery.

He was a graduate of Kingston High School, class of 1963. Upon graduation, he was drafted and proudly served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

Following his service to our country, he was employed with the William W. Davis Painting Company for more than 40 years.

Bob was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Kingston Rotary, director of the Director's Staff at Irem Temple, member of the Irem Golf Association and a member of King David Masonic Lodge No. 395, Kingston. He was a former moderator and member of Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston.

Bob was an avid fisherman, golfer and a fan of Jeff Gordon and Penn State.

He is survived by son, Robert W. Emery, Kingston, and his fiancee, Debrah Semyon; daughter, Marilyn B. Bezek, Kingston; grandchildren, Ashlyn and R. Austin Emery and Allyson and Lauren Bezek; great-granddaughter, Carina Faith; sister, Pamela Buckner, Cinnaminson, New Jersey; nephews, Joshua, Jonathan and Justin Buckner; greatnieces and greatnephew.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center and their staff, as well as to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart nursing staff for their empathy and compassion during our father's illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The Rev. Dr. James L. Harring, pastor of Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the Pennsylvania Military Forces Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438; or to the .

Published in Times Leader from July 22 to July 23, 2014
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