Created on Monday, 05 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Ernest E. Emmons, 82, of Piqua, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Kenton on June 9, 1931, to the late Alpha S. and Cecilia M. Havener Emmons. He also was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
On May 8, 1963, he married the former Mary Patricia Muldoon in Xenia and she survives, along with three daughters, Karen (Bruce) Martin of St. Marys, Ga., Patricia (David) Werling of Piqua and Christina (Steven) Burns of Piqua; nine grandchildren, Jacqueline, James, Brieanna and Brenden Werling, Patrick (Kerry), Erin and Christina Martin, and Kiera and Aiden Burns; three great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Werling, Lillian Werling and Kendall Martin; and a sister, Dixie Slayback of Bellefontaine.
A 1950 graduate of Ridgeway High School, Ernest earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. He retired as a lieutenant commander from the U.S. Navy, with 26 years of service to his country, serving in Korea and Vietnam.
After retirement, Ernest worked for several businesses in the area, including Piqua Engineering and Piqua Technologies.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, his family, and traveling, especially his time spent in Ireland.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, where a prayer service begins at 5 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frs. Angelo C. Caserta and Thomas L. Bolte con-celebrating. Burial follows in the Forest Hill Cemetery, with full military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356.
Express condolences at jamiesonandyannucci.com.