Michael Emules Jr., 84, of 5 Green St. Lakewood, N.Y. passed away peacefully at the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1927, to Michael, Sr., and Florence Ehrhard in Buffalo, N.Y.
They moved to Niobe, N.Y. where Michael, Sr., opened a barbershop.
Michael Emules Jr.
Michael, Jr., graduated from Panama High School and went on to Houghton College where he majored in music. He played first chair trumpet in the Houghton College Symphony Orchestra. He has been a long time member of the Musician's Union Local 134 in Jamestown, N.Y. He is a 50-year member of the Jamestown Moose Club where he played trumpet in the Moose band and was on their bowling team for three years. He was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Harmony Senior Citizens. He retired from Hope's Windows after 42 years as their hardware sales manager, and was a member of the Professional Technical Engineers Local 24 of Jamestown, N.Y. He was a former member of St. John's Church and was their organist for 25 years. He was a member of the Lakewood Baptist Church where he played organ for 13 years. He played the organ in a lot of churches around the area.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, one son, David Emules and his wife, Cheryl, of Columbus, Ind.; one daughter, Diane Hicks and her husband, Joe, of Little Genesee, N.Y.; four step children, Kathleen (Joe) Walz of Jamestown, N.Y., Duane (Emily) Baker of Jamestown, N.Y., Karen Austin of Lakewood, N.Y., and James Baker, of Falconer, N.Y.; and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey White Emules, and one daughter, Susan Emules Gard.
Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Lind Funeral Home.
The funeral took place at the Lakewood Baptist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Daniel W. Cook officiated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tina, Colleen, and Carna from Hospice, and also to the staff at Heritage Park for their special care in our time of need.
Memorials may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 150 Erie St., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750; or Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Michael at www.lindfuneralhome.com.