Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Obituaries

October 14, 2012

Thomas D. Emrick

Nov. 2, 1952 - Oct. 11, 2012

Thomas D. Emrick, 59, formerly of Kokomo and Cridersville, Ohio, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Marion. He was born on Nov. 2, 1952, to Richard Dean and Shirley Maxine (Thrush) Emrick in Lima, Ohio.

Thomas graduated from Wapakoneta High School in Ohio. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and returned home to serve in the Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Force Base in Kokomo, completing his military service. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. Thomas was a seventh grade social studies teacher with Kokomo Center Schools until he retired. He also coached the girl’s basketball team to many championships. He was a passionate teacher and coach, and when he wasn’t busy serving the needs of his students and school, he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.  

Thomas was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many people, most especially his family.

Surviving are his parents; a brother, Mark Emrick, Wapakoneta, Ohio; two children, Laura Ford and husband Charles Dale Ford, West Chester, Ohio, and Ryan Emrick and wife Erin (Riley) Emrick, Kokomo; five grandchildren, Mary Katherine Emrick, Master Charles Alexander Ford, Master Riley Dean Emrick, Annabelle Rose Ford and Master Cale Joseph Emrick; and his nephew, Jesse Emrick, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. Dixon Road, with Father Tony Rolland celebrating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., is in charge of arrangements.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Theresa A. Young Theresa A. Young, 52, Kokomo, died Friday, April 18 2014. Bluitt & Son Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Theresa A. Young

    April 20, 2014

  • Funerals, April 20, 2014 Kinsey, Roy Leslie, services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash. Duncan, Nora Ethel, services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Rayl, Beverly Susan "Susie", services are

    April 20, 2014

  • OBT - KT042014 - Beverly Rayl obit - PIC Beverly Susann 'Susie' Rayl Beverly Susann "Susie" Rayl, 84, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Waterford Place. She was born July 10, 1929, in Howard County to Russell Lowell and Vera Deloras (McCarty) Fisher. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1947. She married Ge

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT042014 - SUN Bal Raj Nijhawan obit - PIC Bal Raj Nijhawan Dr. Bal Raj Nijhawan, 98, Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Kokomo, entered into rest Sunday, April 6, 2014, following a brief illness, with his family present. He was born in Lyallpur, India, to Lala Sukh Diyal and Rajwanti (Kochar) Nijhawan. He ma

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reta Gail Moore Reta Gail Moore, 63, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd. E., with Pastor Bill Allison officiating. Burial will f

    April 20, 2014

  • OBT - KT042014 - Nora Ethel Duncan obit - PIC Nora 'Ethel' Duncan Nora "Ethel" Duncan, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 9 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Waterford Health Campus, Kokomo. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Reavis and Hattie Ethel (West) Reavis. On June 20, 195

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - Washam pic William G. 'Willie' Washam William G. "Willie" Washam, 84, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Union County, Tenn., to Harvey Logan and Ina Esther (Dukes) Washam. On April 3, 1952, Willie married Tressie Lou Wol

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald E. Newman Donald E. Newman, 78, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Sharon Walk

    April 20, 2014

  • Teresa Ann (Reeves) Hannibal Teresa Ann (Reeves) Hannibal, 67, Kokomo, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel with a full obituary to follow. Teresa Ann (Reeves) Hannibal

    April 20, 2014

  • David A. Emberton David A. Emberton, 61, Tipton, died Friday April 19, 2014, at IU Health Tipton Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton. David A. Emberton

    April 20, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller