Dean “Beaner” Duane Emerick

Dean “Beaner” Duane Emerick, age 51, of St. Mary’s, PA, formerly of Ridgway, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, in the familiar surroundings of his home.

Dean was born on November 18, 1964, in Brookville, PA, to Gary D. and Rose M. (Hennes) Emerick; both of his parents survive him. He graduated from Ridgway Area High School, with the class of 1984. Dean had many talents and hobbies which included a unique ability to fix almost anything by rigging it together with whatever he had laying around. He grew up associating with the Catholic faith and he loved being able to be outdoors, taking advantage of his Lord’s creation.

Dean thoroughly enjoyed being able to hunt and fish. He had a green thumb and he always had a stash of seeds just waiting to be planted. He was an animal lover, and he most especially loved his dogs. Dean always wanted to have fun and bring joy; one way of showing his personality off was by playing pranks on his family and friends. Although his passing was of a natural progression, comfort is felt from his early departure in the form of knowing that he no longer struggles; his family loves him and looks forward to seeing him in more heavenly surroundings one day.

In addition to his parents, Dean is survived by 3 sisters; Stacey (Emerick) Grazioli, Janine Emerick, Jodi (Emerick) Duffield; 9 nieces and nephews; Clair Grazioli, Paige Grazioli, Tye Grazioli, Connor Grazioli, Zac McKnight, Gary Emerick, Lidia Duffield, Anna Duffield, and Jake Emerick. Dean is preceded in death by 1 brother, Dion John Emerick.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 111 Depot St. Ridgway, PA, 15853, beginning at 10:00am, and officiated by Father Brian Vossler. Direction and care for the funeral arrangements are entrusted to the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, of Brookville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E Eschbach Rd., St. Mary’s, PA, 15857.

Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com


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