Walter Cleveland Emmert
1929 - 2018
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Walter Cleveland Emmert San Diego Dad passed peacefully at home with family. He served during the Korean War and worked as a Civil Engineer for S.D. County. He enjoyed golf, horse racing and time with family. His kind and loving nature touched all who knew him and quick wit kept us smiling. He's survived by wife: Barbara; sisters: Eloise, and Kathy; children: Doug, Rick, Stan, Norman, and Colleen; and many grandchildren. Memorial Service 1pm, 6/16/18 at Clairemont Mortuary, 4266 Mt. Abernathy Av., San Diego. November 28, 1929 - June 6, 2018

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 12, 2018.
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June 6, 2021
I remember your dad. He was a lot of fun; witty and smart. Have lost touch with you Doug. Hope this finds you all well and remembering the special times with your dad. My best to all of you,
Betsi (Williams) Krivo
New Canaan, CT
Betsi Krivo
June 19, 2020
Ahhh...Doug, I really liked your Dad. He was a good man. Realize I am a bit late with my condolences, but they are genuine, none the less. Raising you three boys.... let me know where you are and how youre doing. Xo
Betsi Krivo
June 6, 2019
Walt was a true public servant, subservient to the public's needs. I didn't realize Walt participated in the Korean conflict, we could have traded stories.
John Melbourn
June 14, 2018
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David Williams
June 14, 2018
Mrs. Emmert and Family, I was saddened to read the obituary for Walt. Please accept my sympathies on his death. Walt and I worked together on Spring Valley sewerage problems, and there were many of them. As a civil engineer with the Health Department, Walt would catch me lifting manhole covers to find the problem overflow. It was always a pleasure to meet him on the site of the problem, resolution was always quick and pleasant.

I regret that I will not be able to attend the services on Saturday.

John Melbourn
June 12, 2018
What a fine, witty, happy and generous man! Walt was one of my favorite business clients when he worked as a civil engineer with the County of San Diego. We mixed business with couldn't help but have a good time when around Walt...he made you laugh with his wit. My job was to convince the County to rehabilitate old pipelines with a thermosetting resin process known as Insituform...many engineers of "old school" training couldn't grasp the idea of "lining" a pipe and not having to dig it up...not Walt..he was smart, progressive and did the original engineering on many of the old CMP storm pipes that we lined for the in many respects, he was responsible for them twice! Walt was 19 years my senior...but we got along famously...we used to go to lunch as sometimes play a little golf...he suffered through my early golfing attempts. Walt's wife Barbara was a "sweetheart" to boot...always happy when I called to say Hi and let's go play golf. He is going to be missed my many...I'll always have a special spot in my heart for Walt. Unfortunately, my wife is ill and I can't make the service...but I'll be there in spirit. RIP Walt...Dave Munson
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