S. Hackett Emerson Jr.
CHESTERTOWN — Samuel Hackett Emerson Jr. of Chestertown passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his home. He was 89.
Easton, he was the son of the late Samuel Hackett Emerson
Ruth Kelly Emerson.
He graduated from Chester - town High
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
S. HACKETT EMERSON JR.