William R. Emery


William “Moose” Russell Emery

On the evening of March 21, 2021, Moose passed away after a long battle with Amyloidosis while being cared for by family and staff at Richmond Heights Place, an assisted care facility, near Cleveland, OH.

Born in Oil City, PA, on November 11, 1953, to Bob and Patsy Emery, Moose attended Oil City Senior High School, where he played sports, including football and wrestling. On February 4, 1978, he married Teresa (Makowski) Emery. Moose was employed by Pennzoil Refinery in Rousville, PA, until its closing.

Always outgoing and upbeat, he loved to help others. Whether it was coaching on the sidelines at youth football games, or giving a ride to someone in need, he valued making someone else’s day a little brighter. His upbeat side kept him active and helped feed his love for travel. Moose loved to hit the open road, preferably in a Mazda RX-7, to see new places, which paired well with his enjoyment of running. He always said, “The best way to see a new town is to run through it.” And ran he did, completing multiple marathons and countless other races over the years. Having always planned to retire to Myrtle Beach, he had moved there in February 2020.

He was also a music lover, especially fond of Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. He always joked that Springsteen’s three-piece suit was jeans, a t-shirt and a baseball hat. He was a man of simple living, and he appreciated that in others.

Moose was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa (nee Makowski) Emery, a daughter, Stacey Ann Emery and his parents, Robert and Patricia Emery and a brother, Robert Sherwood Emery, Jr. He is survived by his son Todd, along with Todd’s wife Lindsey and son Milo, who reside in University Heights, OH.

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  1. David T Ossoff says:

    Rest in Peace Moose. It was a pleasure work with you for 30 years. Loved to run with you as well. My condolence to your family.

  2. Eric Elliston says:

    I was sad to see about Moose passing. I have such fond memories of him as my football coach, father of one of my best friends growing up, and just being one of the easiest going people I ever met. Todd, my thoughts are with you and the rest of your family!

  3. Scott Fornof says:

    I met Moose when we worked at the Derrick . The best co worker I ever had the privilege to work with, and a great guy.

  4. Steve Hensler says:

    My world was a better place with Moose in it. His kindness was contagious. Sorry for your loss.