Richard J. "Dick" Emerson
Emerson, Richard J. "Dick"

Canandaigua, NY: Richard Emerson, 80, of Cascade Park, passed away, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his home. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Donna; his children, Cindy (Ken) Emerson, Louis (Barb) Emerson, Brenda (Kevin) Batzel, Gail (Raymond) Glather, and Marci (John) Emerson; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and loving canine companion, Maddie.

An avid race fan, Dick was a former stock car driver. He also enjoyed rooting for the NY Yankee's.

Friends may call Thursday May 5, from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm at Fuller Funeral Home, Inc. 190 Buffalo St., Canandaigua. A 10 am funeral service will be held Friday, May 6, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. To share a memory or to express condolences online please visit

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 4, 2011.
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Donna, Larry and I were so glad we could have a moment with you that Friday. Yes, I know you love Larry more and that is sooooo understandable! Listening to Greg was a pleasure, he did a wonderful job. I know he made you and the family smile and thats a good thing. The minute Greg said "when Dick arrived in Heaven, his first question would be - who is going to give me a beer?". I'm thinking my Dad was in line to hand him one!!!! They will certainly re-hash Army and Vine Valley stories! I hope the supply of beer is never deplated. If it is, I'm not sure who will be the most difficult to deal with. Your always in our thoughts. Take care of you. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Valley this summer. Love, Larry&Sue Ford
May 16, 2011
I am saddened to hear of Dick's passing. My thoughts are with Donna and the entire Emerson family. I know it has been a long time but I have nothing but fond memories of Dick and the family in the short time where we got to know each other. I wish you peace and happiness in your time of sorrow.
Kenny Troyer
May 6, 2011
We will all miss Dick. He was a great racer and a greater person. He always had a cheery smile and time to visit. We were thrilled when he asked us to make a diecast model of his famous #13 coupe! Mary & Dick Montgomery
Mary & Dick Montgomery
May 5, 2011
Our thoughts are with you Mrs.Emerson and Family at the passing of Richard. We know he was loved and will be missed.
Elaine Mangione and Pat DeTraglia, From his MVP Case Managers
Elaine Mangione
May 5, 2011
Dear Donna and family,
I have fond memories of Dick, you, Cindy and Marci and the fun of growing up around racing as a child. I lost my father 30 years ago this month and truly know the magnitude of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Christine Baug (Larry Baug's eldest daughter)
May 4, 2011
Donna and family, I am sorry to hear about your loss of Richard gonna remember all the old times now he and my mom and dad are in heaven talking about old times. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love to all. Steven Colbert SR
steven colbert
May 4, 2011
One of the nicest men I ever met. Dick was a talented stock car driver and a gentleman behind the wheel. He also was my very first interview, for the 1973 Bishop Turner High School newspaper. He took time out to talk with me and I forever was impressed. May he rest in peace.
John Bisci
May 4, 2011
My condolences to the entire Emerson family. Dick was one of the greats that raced. My dad and I enjoyed watching him throughout his career. Dick will be missed by all his fans and friends that knew him!. Rest in peace my dad has someone to bench race with in heaven! Dawn (Gay) Maynard. Towanda, PA
May 4, 2011
Donna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know my mom and dad (Walt & Shirley) had many fun times racing with Dick.
Kim Jennejohn
May 4, 2011
Dear Emerson's:

I am so sad to read of Dick's passing. You certainly have great memories to recall often. He will be missed by all that knew him, but especially Donna and all of you. May you find comfort in each other and the great stories you share. Thinking of you all!
Cindy Wallace
May 4, 2011
Linda Dwyer
May 4, 2011
Linda Dwyer
May 4, 2011
Linda Dwyer
May 4, 2011
Donna are prayers and thoughts are with you and your family . We will miss Dick and all the good times we had with car 13 . He will live on in are hearts and memories .
Jan & Neal Baug
May 4, 2011
Oh My, Donna...I'm so sorry! Dick surely will be remembered and missed. I've thought of all of you so often, and for some reason, moreso lately.
Never will I forget Dick's sense of humor and his sense of responsibility down there in Vine Valley.
Love and sympathy to the entire family.
Linda Dwyer
May 4, 2011
I was just telling the story a few days ago about the 20' tall pile of sticks that Mr. Emerson poured gas on and threw a match into, down there in Vine Valley. I've never see anyone run that fast... My father and his friends (Dick, Jack, Ben, Stu, etc...) had quite the crew down there and apparently had a lot of fun.

My sympathys to the family.
Lori Ramsperger
May 4, 2011
May you RIP Dick. Love and miss all of you.
Bill Baug
May 4, 2011
Brenda and the entire Emerson Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you today and in the coming days.
Kathy DeVeto
May 4, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Dick was at the house so much when I was younger, he felt like a family member. I grew up with most of you kids. He will be missed. The memories live on, thank God for them.
Mary Lou Guenther
May 4, 2011
The Emerson family will always be a big part of my childhood memories. Dick was a great Dad and was generous with all the Emerson toys snowmobiles,fishing equipment motor home, race car stuff.Louie would call me down to the house on Empire Blvd,when Dick was going to fire up a new stock car. Wow. Our deepest sympathy,
Glenn and Katy Calitri
Glenn Calitri
May 4, 2011
Donna and family: Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Remembering the times we all had at you Dad's house back in the late 50's drinking cider has made me laugh many times. It does get easier. Patti Ford
Patti Ford
May 4, 2011
My thoughts are with the family and friends of Dick. He will be remembered by many for his racing career and his Modified #13 rides.
Mark Southcott
May 4, 2011
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