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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Edmund Hobert Emery - Obituary - Sat. Jan. 30th Service Date

December 18, 1950 ~ January 16, 2016 (age 65)



Edmund “Ed” Hobert Emery, 65, of Elizabethtown, passed away with family by his side on January 16, 2016 in Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy.  He was born December 18, 1950 in Iowa City, IO to the late Benjamin G. Emery and Grace B. (Sampson) Emery Dulio. 

He is survived by 3 children, Tina Brocious (Devin), Becky Fitz (Paul), and Benjamin Emery; 2 granddaughters, Autumn Fitz and Bria Brocious; 4 half-siblings in Iowa, Amos Spoon, Jr. (Cheryl), Betty Falknor (Doc), Sharon Krouse, and Bobbi Spoon; and a half-sister in Michigan, De Ann Spoon.  He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Emery; his biological father, Amos Spoon, Sr.; and a half-sister, Dana Ewing. 

Ed was employed at Lancaster County Communications as a dispatcher and retired from Elizabethtown College, where he worked in public safety and dispatching.  He was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and took strength in his faith that God is always in control and promises to never fail.  Ed enjoyed coaching his children’s sports teams when they were younger and volunteered for the Lancaster County Special Olympics and the local EMS and Fire Police.  Ed was a member of the Civil War reenactment group, PA 1st Company 1st Battalion Veterans Reserve Corps earning the rank of Sergeant Major.  He took great pride in his Cherokee Native American Heritage.  Most importantly he was a humble man with a bold personality, whom everyone loved, and who loved his family very much. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 30th. at 2 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 25 Beechwood Ln., Elizabethtown 17022 with Pastor Garret L. Rain officiating.  Friends and family are invited for visitation from 1 PM until time of the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown 17022.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor Lancaster County Special Olympics, PO Box 7442, Lancaster 17604 or to Christ Home for Children, 3182 Lincoln Hwy. E., Paradise 17562.