Gordon Wayne "Deek" Emerick,
64, of Meridian, Pennsylvania, passed away on
December 31, 2012 at 5:23 p.m. at the Butler
He was born August 28, 1948
in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Wayne F. Emerick
and Hazel M. (Rettig) Emerick.
Gordy worked in the
Department of Transportation (trains & tracks) as a
turn foreman, starting with Butler Armco Steel and
retiring under A.K. Steel in 2007. He was a member
of St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gordy was
a life sponsor and life member of Ducks Unlimited
and the Meridian Vets Club. He was a veteran of the
United States Army serving during the Vietnam era
with a rank of Lieutenant. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman and was a 1966 graduate of Butler High
Gordy is survived by his
wife, Norma (McNany) Emerick, whom he married on
November 20, 1993; one son, Trevor Wayne Emerick;
one daughter, Autumn Raylene Emerick; three nephews;
one niece; two sister-in-laws, MaryAnn Appleton and
Pamela Cashmere both of East Brady, PA; and one
brother-in-law, Norman McNany, Jr. of Chicora, PA.
In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two brother-in-laws.
Friends will be received
Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North
Street, Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Friday,
January 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Mark's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 West Jefferson St.,
Butler, PA, with Reverend Dr. Alden Towberman
Burial will take place in the
Butler County Memorial Park.
Officers and Members of the
American Legion Post # 778 of Lyndora and the VFW
Post #249 will conduct graveside military services.
In lieu of
flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society of Greater Pittsburgh, 320
Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or to the
American Diabetes Association, Western Region, 300
Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.