June 20, 2021 - June 17, 2016

89, of Longwood, Florida, was peacefully born into eternal life surrounded and held by his family on Thursday, June 17th, 2016 at Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Twp., Pa.

The Viewing will be held at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp, PA 16066, from 5 until 8 pm on Wednesday June 22, 2016.

The Celebration of his life will be a funeral mass to be held at Saint Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church, 2 West Beaver St., Zelienople, PA 16063, at 11:00 am on June 23, 2016.

Emil is survived by his loving wife Jean of 61 years, son Emil Stephen, and daughters, Kimberly, Gigi, and Christine. He has twelve loving grandchildren and one great grandson. Emil was a strong man who loved his wife dearly, and was devoted to her in every way. He was a devoted father whose strength and respect, both morally and physically was a guide post on which his children could depend on throughout their lives. His passions in life were his Faith and devotion to God, his family, his Navy career and the sea. Football, Baseball, Golf and politics ran a close behind. A banana cream pie and a good veal cutlet was also in his top ten.

A military man, who dreamed of being at sea since he was eleven years old was born in New York City. His parents immigrated here and worked the American dream to eventually owned their own store in Queens. He attended Holy Cross Academy and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Science from the Merchant Marine Academy. From George Washington University he received a Masters in Arts as an Education Specialist and his EDD(the equivalent of a PHD). His career in the Navy took him around the world and to the Pentagon twice where he worked in research for the Chief of Naval operations. The Navy was truly his first love of his professional life, the pinnacle of his career was when he took Command of the Destroyer Eugene Green (DD-711) when he experienced his longest tour at sea. It was an amazing time in his life and ours.

Emil retired from the Navy in June 1976 and relocated to Longwood, Florida.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Melanoma Research Alliance, 1101 NY Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20005.

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