HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Edward Emery, Sr., 82 of Hermitage, passed away Friday morning, March 3, 2023, in his home.

Edward was born on November 25, 1940, at Number 5 Coal Mine, Mercer, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Vargo) Emery.

He was a 1958 graduate of Sharon High School and on the school’s undefeated football team.

Following high school, he enlisted and served seven years in the U.S. Air Force.

Following his honorable discharge, Ed worked for 35 years as an electrician at Delphi Packard Electric, Vienna, Ohio.

Ed was an active member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, where he proudly assisted at the church for its funeral luncheons.

He was also a member of the Hickory Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6166, Hermitage.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing. Ed enjoyed being around others and looked forward to golfing and being with friends at the course. He loved to travel and camp and had a passion for history. Ed was a loving and generous man and made friends wherever he went. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Burdett, whom he married on July 1, 1961; a son, Edward E. Emery, Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two grandchildren, Katie Emery and her husband, Dan Dzurec and Eric Emery and his wife, Michaela; two great-grandchildren, James and Violet; two sisters, Deborah Chewar and her husband, Mike, of Florida and Victoria Collins and her husband, Jeff, of Kentucky and sister-in-law, Sheila Emery of Colorado.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Emery; a nephew, Steve Emery and two great-nephews, Robby and Ryan Ford.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Friends may call from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023 in the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Richard Allen, as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.