- Roger M. Emerson Jr., 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Bangor.
He was born on September 20, 1924, in Chatham, New Hampshire, the son of the late Roger and Bernice Emerson Sr. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Roger retired from the Air Force and went to work for Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut building airplane engines. After retiring from Pratt and Whitney, Roger and his family moved to Maine. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, listening to country music, bowling, playing golf, and woodworking. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching the Young and the Restless with his wife. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bettina Emerson of Palmyra; children, Alan Emerson of Ohio, Arnold Emerson and wife, Laurie, of Mississippi, Duane Emerson of Palmyra and Denise Bowley of Newport; grandchildren, Robert Jr, Joshua and wife, Tara, Karen, Megan and husband, Brent, Randy and wife, Bridget, Travis, Allen, Kyra, Ruth and Jacoby; great grandchildren, Noah, Matthew, Hannah, and Sada; siblings, Pauline Libby, Chet Emerson and Ralph Emerson, all of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; sons, Robert and Silford; siblings, Joe Emerson and Elizabeth Emerson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland, Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2017 at the Village Cemetery, Warren Hill Road, in Palmyra. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
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