S. Hack­ett Emer­son Jr.

Kent County News - - NEWS -

CHESTERTOWN — Sa­muel Hack­ett Emer­son Jr. of Chestertown passed away on Tues­day, April 24, 2018 at his home. He was 89.

Born on

Sept. 25,

1928 in

Eas­ton, he was the son of the late Sa­muel Hack­ett Emer­son

Sr. and

Ruth Kelly Emer­son.

He grad­u­ated from Ch­ester - town High

School in

1945, en­listed in the Army later that year, and served un­til April 1947, spend­ing part of his tour of duty in Ger­many sup­port­ing the al­lied forces af­ter World War II.

On Oct. 1, 1945, he mar­ried Mary Kather­ine Bax­ter. She pre­de­ceased him in 2002. He was em­ployed by the post of­fice for 40 years, at one point as the as­sis­tant post­mas­ter and later as a ru­ral mail car­rier.

In his early adult years, he en­joyed duck­pin bowl­ing and was nick­named the “Golden Arm” by his team­mates. They trav­eled through­out the state for bowl­ing tour­na­ments. In early re­tire­ment, he worked for Gene Mills at Geno’s, and for Dickie Bish­ton de­liv­er­ing flow- ers. He also en­joyed many hours on the front porch he so loved. He is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Nancy Pa­trick and hus­band Stephen and Kay McHenry of Chestertown; two grand­daugh­ters, Kate Dowl­ing and hus­band Sam and Han­nah McHenry; and four great-grand­chil­dren, Ma­cie Can­nan, Ava Jo Dowl­ing, Cooper Ash­ley and Clay­ton Ash­ley. He also was pre­de­ceased by his sis­ter Anna Ruth Emer­son Short. Grave­side ser­vices were held Sun­day, April 29 at Ch­ester Ceme­tery in Chestertown. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Mill St., Chestertown, MD 21620 or Ch­ester Ceme­tery, P.O. Box 164, Chestertown, MD 21620 or Com­pass Hospice, 160 Cour­se­vall Drive, Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617. The fam­ily would like to ex­tend spe­cial thanks to Billy Wes­sel and Jack Diller who greatly en­riched his later years with their thought­ful­ness and car­ing, and to the Com­pass Hospice nurses and aides and care­givers who helped him through his fi­nal days. The fu­neral ar­range­ments were made by Marvin V. Wil­liams Jr., Fu­neral Di­rec­tor, Chestertown. www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com


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