John Emerick was longtime resident

DOWNEY - John Edward "Jack" Emerick, a longtime Downey resident, died Jan. 8 at Country Villa Belmont Heights nursing home in Long Beach. He was 63.Emerick was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 1, 1945. His family relocated to Downey in 1955. He attended Rio San Gabriel Elementary School, East Junior High School, and graduated from Downey High School in 1963. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and spent two years serving in Korea. When he returned, he settled in Whittier where he raised his own family and worked as a computer technician for 25 years. In 1994, Emerick returned to Downey where he resided until his death. He is survived by brothers, Gary and Robert; daughters, Tami McGarry, Traci Tellers and Tawni Montoya; and five grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 24. He was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress alongside his parents, Merl and Virginia Newmyer Emerick. ********** Published: January 30, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 41