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Stephen Emery ’29

Published in May 12, 2007, issue

Stephen Emery died Feb. 21, 2007, at Asbury Heights in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

At Princeton he was captain of the chess team and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and he served in the Navy during World War II. Steve practiced law at Union Title Guaranty Co. in Pittsburgh for 40 years.

Steve was a man of many talents and interests. He had a deep love of classical music, and with his late wife, Helen, sang in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Ben Avon Presbyterian Church Choir. Steve loved chess, backgammon, and bridge, and was playing bridge several times a week until just a few months prior to his death.

Close behind his family — his first priority — came his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. He started attending games at the age of 11 and continued into his 90s. In July 2006 the entire family gathered for a celebration of his 99th birthday.

Steve is survived by three daughters, Mary Doucette, Prudence Emery, and Dr. Margaret Hegg; a son, Stephen Jr. '71; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to the family.

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