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John "Pap" Howard Emerich

April 18, 1937 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

John "Pap" Emerich Obituary

John H. Emerich

January 12, 2024


John Howard Pap Emerich, 86, of N. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024 at home.

Born on April 18, 1937 in Stouchsburg, Berks Co., he was a son of the late Howard and C. Pauline Reigel Emerich.

He was a 1956 graduate of Hamburg High School.

John was a Dairy Farmer most of his life until the passing of his father in 1987. He enjoyed working beside his father running the Emerich farm. He then started working for the Pine Grove Area School District and retired in 2005.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, H.H. & L. Fire Co. #1, North End Fire Co., Pine Grove American Legion, and the Pine Grove VFW. He enjoyed playing games, especially cards, with his family.

Preceding him in death was a sister Jane Emerich White.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years on Christmas Day, Georgia Haldeman Emerich; two daughters, Sherry Sawyer of Orwigsburg and Sally Burke of Pine Grove; seven grandchildren, Hannah Kleckner, Corey, David, Patrick and Charles John Fehr, Brady and Kyler Burke; four great grandchildren, Kylee Fehr, Ace, Maverick, and Elias Burke; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Chris Laughlin officiating. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

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January 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Funeral Service
January 17, 2024

11:00 AM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963


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