John H. Emmons

February 8, 1945 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 75)


John H. Emmons, 75, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at his home in Kearny, NJ.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Monday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Sunday, March 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Mr. Emmons was born in Hackensack, NJ and lived in Lyndhurst, NJ before moving to Kearny 50 years ago.

John earned his Master’s Degree in History from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.

He served as the Director of Financial Aid at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City for 30 years before retiring in 2003.

John proudly served on the Board of Directors of Pathways to Independence in Kearny and also for Recognition of Exceptional Citizens (REC) in Lyndhurst, NJ.  He was also a member of HANDS of North Arlington.

He is survived by his children, Susan Emmons and Michael Emmons, Ph.D. and his wife, Gina and two granddaughters, Amelia and Lilianne Emmons.

John was predeceased by his wife, Siegrid (nee Lerch) Emmons in 2008.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Pathways to Independence, 60 Kingsland Avenue Kearny, NJ 07032.

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March 1, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
March 2, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Stephen's Church
141 Washington Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032

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