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William A. (Bill) Ems


1928 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William A. (Bill) Ems Obituary
William (Bill) A. Ems
William (Bill) A. Ems (89) of Upland passed away at home on Friday, December 8th, 2017. Bill was born Aug. 3rd, 1928 in San Bernardino and lived in Upland for the past 51 years. Bill joined the U.S. Navy right out of High School and served from 1946-1948.
Bill met Margaret (Peg) Hinz in Los Angeles, and they were married in Minneapolis in Oct. 1951. In 1955, their first of five children was born and they moved to Ontario. In 1966 they moved to Upland.
Starting his career at Packard Bell, he moved to CONRAC Corp, where he progressed to Western Regional Sales Manager (1957-92). At CONRAC he worked closely with the major television networks, airports, NASA, & USAF to supply high quality color broadcast studio display monitors.
Bill loved hiking, camping and fishing, and many a family vacation was spent camping in Big Pine California. Bill served as a Boy Scout Leader for many years, leading the annual "50 Miler" hike across the John Muir Trail, and ascending Mt Whitney several times. He always had a hobby going, from model airplanes & rocketry, stained glass, black powder guns, to wooden clock making. After his retirement, Bill and Peg hit the road in their motorhome, traveled abroad, and enjoyed their family.
Bill's wife and family gave him meaning and purpose. He is survived by his children John Ems & family (Camille; Steven, Stacy & AK Kist), Jim Ems & family (Danielle & Madison), Mike Ems (Laura Ryder), Marianne Ems-Chaplain & family (Kathy; Angela & Anthony, and Aria), and Pattie Lewis (Eric; Tristan, Kieran, Rhys, Rowan, & Asher).
A viewing will be held at Stone Funeral Home in Upland on Dec. 30th from 12:00-3:00, followed by a reception.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin from Dec. 24 to Dec. 29, 2017
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