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George E. Emerson Jr., 85, of Canaan, New York, former Stockbridge selectman  

George was very active in the town Stockbridge’s political arena. He initially served as Director of Parks and Recreation and later served as town Selectman from 1969-1974.

George E. Emerson Jr., 85, of Canaan, N.Y., passed away December 25, 2016 at his home following a brief illness.

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George E. Emerson Jr.

George was born July 14, 1931 to George E. Emerson Sr., and Emma Belle Niver in Pittsfield, Mass. He was educated in local schools. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1951. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He served in the Korean War. Upon completion of his military service, he attended Bentley College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

He was recruited by Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y., where he worked for several years before returning home to work for the family business, George E. Emerson Construction. The company was responsible for the construction of many schools and businesses throughout Berkshire County.

George was very active in the town Stockbridge’s political arena. He initially served as Director of Parks and Recreation and later served as town Selectman from 1969-1974. He was very involved in youth sports, coaching baseball for many years. He was highly respected amongst his peers and the youth of Stockbridge.

July 1978, he married Irma Dolowit Landa. Irma passed away in 2009.

Following his retirement, he and Irma spent many wonderful years living in the home that George built for them. They enjoyed to travel and visited Spain, Israel, and Italy to name a few.

He is survived by his two sons, Scott Emerson and his wife Alicia of Pittsfield, and his son Christopher Emerson of Canaan, N.Y.; and his three stepchildren, Fred Landa, Carl Landa and Katie Landa. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Paige Emerson, Christopher Ferrarin and Michael Ferrarin.

Per his wishes, there will be no services and burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations made me made to SNARR animal rescue in care of FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to his family go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.

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A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

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