Longtime resident Gerri Emmi mourned

DOWNEY – Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime resident of Downey, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30. She is survived by her mother, Nicolina Emmi of Downey, and her brother, Steven (Bambi) Emmi of Rancho Santa Margarita.

Gerri, who was born with Down’s syndrome on April 4, 1957, attended Downey schools, worked The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange Counties for more than 30 years, medaled in swimming for Special Olympics, and was a square dancer.

Memorial services were held July 7 at Miller Mies Mortuary. She was buried with her father, Thomas Emmi, at Riverside National Cemetery.



Published: July 24, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 15