Ronald “Tojo” Emerick, 77, passed away on June 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Emerick and a sister he was exceptionally close with, Rose Emerick.
Tojo was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, life time member of the Barrelville outdoor club, and a member of the Piney Mountain Sportsman club. He previously worked as a stationary engineer for the Celanese Corporation, Kelly Tire and FSU.
Surviving are his wife Sandra Emerick and their sons, Keith Emerick and wife Amy, Brian Emerick and wife Tammy, Chris Emerick and wife Andrea; daughter, Ronda Baker and husband Pat; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, Will Emerick; sister, Bonnie Emerick; and two Yorkie’s he had a love hate relationship with, Buck and Emmy.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from noon to 2 P.M. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Celebrant Peg Marshall.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, especially Dr. Thomas Hogan and staff.