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Timothy Clark Emerson  

Born January 15, 1952, was "a singer in the park, a walker in the rain, a dancer in the dark - The warmest chord we ever heard."
Early on May 9, 2018 surrounded by loving family, Tim Emerson died from cirrhosis. He is survived by his adored children, Susannah (Ben Chang), Henry, his sister, Susan Emerson Gordon (Harley), his brother, Peter Emerson, nieces and nephews, Schuyler Coppedge (Irene), Walker Coppedge (Jill), Luke Coppedge (Antonella), Ian Gordon, Paige Emerson Bushnell (Josh), Hailey Emerson Wright (Cash), John Archer (Abby), Katie Archer (Michael), Timothy Archer (Chrissy) John Reid Sidebotham (Greyson) Helen Sidebotham; his former partner, Jan Sidebotham and many cherished students and friends.
A graduate of Browne and Nichols in Cambridge, MA, Tim took a year off to teach at the Park School. He graduated from Williams College and went on to teach in Conway, New Hampshire. In 1979 he started teaching English at the Maret School in Washington, DC., where he worked until 2015. His teaching, counseling, coaching, and leadership were legendary, and his impact was broad and deep.
A service to remember and honor Tim will take place on May 20, at 1 p.m. at the Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Maret Scholarship Fund, The Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. (www.chathamconservationfoundation.org), or Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (30 Wikis Way, Chatham, MA 02633; 508.945.0594)

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Published in The Washington Post on May 15, 2018
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