Lewis Dexter Emerson Jr.

February 3, 1929January 19, 2013

Lewis Dexter Emerson Jr., 83 years old of North Palm Beach, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Lew was born in Newark, N.J. and raised in Pawtucket, R.I. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950 from Brown University and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Lew worked for Pratt & Whitney in CT and FL for 38 years until his retirement in 1990. After retiring he enjoyed time with family, friends, and hobbies which included building model aircraft, boating, sailing, playing with his grandchildren, and puttering in his garage. He was preceded in death by his parents Clara and Lewis Emerson and sister Claire Stoecker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jean; children, Laurie (Roland) Samuelson, David (Giselle) Emerson, Rick (Tammy) Emerson, and Scott (Lisa) Emerson; grandchildren, Eric, Evan, Garrett, Erin, Hanna, Alan, Sofia Emerson, and William Samuelson; nieces, Sandra, Susan, Karen, and Linda.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, February, 3, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lewis Dexter Emerson Jr.

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Mike Kennedy

February 2, 2013

Jean, I was so sorry to hear about Lewis. I have been away since 1991, but worked closely with Lewis for many years. He was a fine person and well liked by all.

Gloria Lariviere

February 1, 2013

Jean, Just want to give you and your family our condolences. Richard and Todd certainly enjoyed their visit with you at your home in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil, Gloria, Todd Lariviere and Richard Sarle, Kensington,NH and Rodney Sarle, Brunswick, ME

Jean and Lou Trefes

January 27, 2013

We have enjoyed spending time with Lew for many years at gatherings with friends, and will miss him very much...our condolences to his wife Jean, and the other members of his family...

Barry Shepard

January 27, 2013

My sympathies to the Emerson family. Barry S. Shepard from Sheffield Ave,