Alton John Emerine

Alton John Emerine, 87, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away in his home Oct. 20, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rebecca (Davis) Emerine; two sons, Michael (Kelly) Emerine and Patrick (Cindy) Emerine; two grandchildren, Padraic and McKenna Emerine; and four siblings, Lavera (Gaylord) Derr, Pat Droll, Norman (Lorena) Emerine and Justin (Martha) Emerine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Corrine Emerine of Fostoria; and four sisters, Delores Emerine, Donna May Emerine, Mary Emerine and Jean (Emerine) Niederkohr.

Al was a retired Ford Motor Co. employee of 42 years and a member of a Catholic community in each town where he lived. He was a well-respected member of many communities, including Fostoria; Clinton, Michigan; Bellevue; Franklin, Tennessee; and Springfield, Missouri.

Dad enjoyed life, people, lively discussions and a rowdy game of euchre.

Thanks for your love, dad.

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