Emerson David's Story
Emerson David Champion went to be with his Lord on August 19, 2017 in Glen Burnie, MD, after a long, brave battle with complications of cancer. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on June 3, 1958, he was the son of Emerson and Shirley (Meek) Champion.
Emerson is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Anne, whom he married on July 12, 1997. Also survived by son, Matthew (Julie) Krahling; sister, Joyce (George) Banagis; sister, Patty Sanderlin; brother, Dean (Lila) Champion; also suvived by nieces and nephews. Emerson was predeceased by wife, Marie Ann Dickinson Champion in September 1995.
Emerson attended Wilson Central School in Wilson, NY, and served proudly in the United States Marines. Emerson was a founding member of The Fellowship of Christ the Savior Anglican Church where he was the senior warden from 2010-2017. He retired from the Maryland Port Administration on March 31, 2017, where he worked as a crane electrician. Emerson was an avid photographer. He also enjoyed reading.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake (hospicechesapeake.org/support-donate/online-donation-form) or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14092.
There will be visiting hours at Loomis, Offers and Loomis Funeral Home, 207 Main Street, Hamburg, NY 14075, on Thursday, August 24, 4-8PM. Funeral services on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union Street, Hamburg, NY 14075.
Published on August 23, 2017