At age 87, Dick passed peacefully on August 31, 2021. He was born on August 10, 1934 in Rochester, NY to parents James and Ruth (Wamser) Emery. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings; Carolyn Allen, Kathryn Ramsey, and Robert Emery. Survived by his wife of 64 years Roma (Colburn) Emery and daughters; Suzanne Emery, Michele (John) Coakley, and Pamela Noveck; grandchildren, Amanda (Timothy) Ulm, Ashley Coakley, Andrea (Michael) Golder, Tess Noveck, Alexis Noveck, and Eric Noveck; great-grandchildren, Rowan, Alexandra, and Liana Ulm; siblings Ruth Sidorowicz and James (Sandi) Emery; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dick was a loving and beloved member of his family, his church, and his community. After a stint in the Army where he began his teaching career at West Point, he taught in Penfield and then became a BOCES administrator. Upon retirement, he and Roma spent many fun-filled years travelling the world and enjoying friends. His later years were spent eagerly anticipating visits and conversations with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a lifetime member of the Livonia Fire Department and Livonia Rotary Club. You could always count on his avid support of the Livonia Bulldogs, St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. Dick was honest, kind and true and filled his heart with love throughout his life. He was loved by all who knew him and his memories will bring grateful, loving tears to all who hold him dear.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 8th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 9th, at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 21 Summers Street, Livonia, NY 14487. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church at the address above, the Livonia Fire Department, PO Box 151, Livonia, NY 14487, or to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com