Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus



EMERY CHARLES R., 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 4, 2013. Beloved husband of Kathleen; brother to Mildred and Kenneth; father of Charles (Margaret) Jr., Karen, Donna (John) Rabaut, Elizabeth (Steven) Ackley, Susan (Joshua Barr), and grandfather of Erin, Joseph, Lindsay, Nicholas, Madison, and Sabrina. Retired from Michigan Bell with 41 years of service, Charles also co-founded Wolverine Tech, TTI and C.E. Communications. Raised in Dearborn, MI, Charles proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and volunteered throughout his life in Telephone Pioneers, Boy Scouts of America, and the Big Brothers program. A fierce competitor and natural athlete, Charles had achievements in baseball, hockey, bowling, and golf, including a term as president of Lochmoor Club. Visitation will be Friday 5-9 p.m. and service Saturday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.

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Randy and Kelly Blanchard01/06/2013

Emory family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." All our love, Randy, Kelly, Andrew and Courtney

DAVE HOWE01/06/2013


Dawn Carey01/07/2013

Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Elaine Gunter-Paugh01/07/2013

Elizabeth and family, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time. I'm glad to know that your Dad has lived life to its fullest, even in his recent years. Mark and Elaine Paugh

Jeff & Dianne Dobson 01/07/2013

Chuck was always so kind , he will be missed by all that knew him -Our prayers are with our cousins today

Kathy Stiles01/07/2013

Elizabeth. Your father must of been a very wonderful and charming man to had raised such a loving and caring daughter like you! May God Bless you and your family! Kathy

Elizabeth A01/07/2013

Thinking of you and your family. God's speed to healing your hearts. Barbara Walsh

Roy Ripley01/07/2013

I have special memories of Chuck from working in downtown Detroit. He was a special person.

Rob & Linda Castagna01/07/2013

Linda & I will always be grateful for Charlie. For who he was and what he stood for. A giant in Michigan and forever in our hearts. Our prayers are with you Kathie, Chuck Jr. and the girls.

Kim Howard01/08/2013

My heart is breaking for your family. I wish I had known him he sounds wonderful. God Bless

Mindy Rynard01/08/2013

Elizabeth and Family - We know that you are going through a difficult time and no amount of words will help take the pain away. As hard as it seems, you will get through this difficult time and emerge stronger. We are always around to help you through this trying period.

Patrice Baker01/08/2013

Donna and John, I am so sorry for your loss. John, I recall the story you shared with me about your visit to Mr. Emery before you proposed to Donna. He gave you his blessing. Now, blessed be your memories of him and may they bring you and your family comfort.

Melanie Smith01/08/2013

Elizabeth, Steve, Madison, Sabrina and all of the Emery family -- you are in our thoughts and prayers. The joy and privilege of having Elizabeth and her family in our lives has been such a blessing -- and they represent one of the many gifts he gave to the world! May you find comfort and peace together over the coming days. Melanie, Steve and Madeline Smith

Charlotte & Steve Feller01/10/2013

Elizabeth and family, Your dad always made us laugh when we were around him. He always had such great stories to tell. He was a special person. In our thoughts and prayers, Steve, Charlotte, and Kathryn

Patrick Clancy01/11/2013

Charlie was a great guy. Had so much fun playing golf with him and my father countless times. Godspeed Charlie and prayers for his family.

Freya Barr01/12/2013

Thinking of each and every one of you during this difficult time. Charlie certainly lived to the fullest and I consider myself very fortunate that I was able to meet him.

DUKE BARONE01/28/2013

Charlie, I owe ya. You saved my life more than once. Thaks pal. You were one of the good ones. DB

Angela Fernandez01/04/2014

May you rest in peace Mr. Emery. I have many fond memories while working with you at Michigan Bell. I learned a lot about serving others through your examples. May God's healing hand touch all those that are mourning the loss of a great man.

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