Posted by on August 27, 2019 12:18 am

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Don D. Emerich, 84, of the Lewistown Valley died August 20, 2019 at home.

He was the husband of Anna (nee Herb) Emerich to whom he was married 67 years. Born November 30, 1934 in the Lewistown Valley, Don was a son of the late Francis R. and Emma E. (nee Dunn) Emerich.

He was a milkman, delivering milk for Heisler’s and later Guers Dairy. Until several months ago, Don worked at the Hometown Farmers Market. For 11 years he was a member of the PA National Guard.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, Tamaqua, Don had for many years been a member of the former Salem United Methodist Church, Tamaqua where he was a Sunday School teacher.

He was a member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #238, Tamaqua, and a member of the Lehigh Consistory. A member of the New England Fire Company, Walker Township, Don was also a member of the American Hose Company, Tamaqua.

In addition to his wife Anna, he is survived by son Troy Emerich of New England, Walker Township; daughter, Lisa Blew and her husband David of Tuscarora; grandchildren, Nicholas Emerich, Elizabeth Robins, William Mellor, Nicole Smith, David Blew, Kara Blew, and Mellisa Kuzo; great grandchildren, Delylah, Jackson, Delilah, Scarlett, Brayden, Jade, Hannah, and Jacob; sister, Diane Hope of the Lewistown Valley; and several nephews and nieces.

Don was predeceased by brothers, Francis Emerich and Charles Emerich and great grandson, Matthew.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, with The Rev. Thad Hughes officiating.

Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 501 West Broad Street, Tamaqua will follow. Call 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials in Don’s name may be made to the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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