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Kenneth Mearl Emerick, 86, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Frostburg Village.
Born June 27, 1931, in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Mearl and Virginia (Kennell) Emerick. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Kennard) Emerick in 2014; an infant daughter, Janice Lee Emerick; brother, Ray "Pete" Emerick; a sister, Joan Lowery; and his faithful furry companion, Mindy.
He is survived by children, Carolyn Lewis and husband, Raymond, Barbara Reed and husband, David, both of Hyndman, Susan Lee and husband, Robert of Cumberland, David Emerick and wife, Donna, Jeffrey Emerick and wife, Tammy, both of Hyndman, Marsha Johnson and husband, Donald of Joint Base Andrews, Md., Ronald Emerick and wife, Cheri of Hyndman; a brother, Wayne Emerick and wife, Loretta of Ridgely, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was a 1949 graduate of Hyndman High School. Ken was a life long farmer. He was a carman for CSX Railroad, formerly the B&O. He was the owner/operator of Emerick's Meats in Hyndman and celebrated 40 years in business this year.
He was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Ellerslie, where he very instrumental in the annual Wild Game Dinner. He was a member of the Gideons International and was a forest fire warden for 60 years. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Livestock Dealers Association and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. He played church league softball and enjoyed western hunting trips with his friends.
Friends will be received at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted at Calvary Bible Church, S. Gardner Ave., Ellerslie, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Greg Miller officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hyndman Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 627, Hyndman, PA 15545 or Calvary Bible Church, P.O. Box 436, Ellerslie, MD 21529.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 3, 2017
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