QUECHEE — A memorial service for John Durston Emerick, who died at his home on Sept. 13 after a prolonged illness, will beheld Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman, N.J.
He was the beloved husband of Joan S. Emerick, who survives him.
Born in 1938 in Syracuse, N.Y., he was predeceased by his parents, Stanley F. Emerick and Anne D. Emerick.
Surviving him is his brother Stanley F. Emerick Jr., and his sister-in-law Penny P. Emerick. Also surviving him are his children, John D. Emerick Jr., Peter C. Emerick and Stacy E. Heller and their spouses; as well as seven grandchildren.
Mr. Emerick was an alumnus of The Pebble Hill School in Dewitt, N.Y., and was a graduate of Syracuse University, Class of 1961, where he was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity.
He was employed at The Great Bear Spring Water Company from 1961-1982, a company founded by his great-grandfather in 1999. In 1983 he bought Minute Press in Princeton, N.J., which later evolved into Millstone Group, a graphic design business, before Mr. Emerick retired in 2002.
Mr. Emerick was a skilled photographer who explored many evolutions of his talent over the years. He was an avid collector and supporter of the arts; particularly photography. He was also a skilled golfer; having started as a young boy, he enjoyed playing and following golf regularly. He divided his time between Princeton and Quechee.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Suite 1000, 801 Roeder Road, Silver Springs, Md. 20910, or Storm King Art Center, PO Box 280, Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville, N.Y. 10953.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, Mass.
This obituary first appeared in the September 20, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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