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Marin Independent Journal
Sunday, June 9, 2002

Douglas Austin Emerson, Sr.

A lifelong resident of Marin passed away Monday, June 3, 2002 in San Rafael after a long illness. Beloved husband of Joan Emerson for 42 years, loving father of Douglas Emerson, Jr. of Indiana and Steven Emerson of Sebastopol, he was 64. A second generation San Rafael resident, Doug attended pre-school at the Dollar estate (now Falkirk), Coleman and E Street grammar schools, and graduated from San Rafael High School in 1956, continuing to the College of Marin. He enjoyed a 40-year career in the floor covering business. Participating generously in scouting activities with his two sons was one of his great pleasures. He delighted in hiking, biking, and running throughout the watershed district, Mt. Tamalpais environs, and other scenic trails in Marin, as well as maintaining fitness regularly at Gold's Gym. Known for his uniquely playful sense of humor, Doug always reached out to others with kindness. Family, friends and acquaintances whose lives were touched by him, all note without hesitation or exception, "He was such a wonderful man." Memorial Services will be Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 10 a.m., St. Paul's Church, 1123 Court St. (at Mission) in San Rafael. Contributions for a memorial bench in the Mt. Tamalpais environs may be made after Tuesday's services at any Westamerica Bank Branch, designated c/o Joan Emerson, Fund for Doug Emerson, Sr. Memorial Or memorial contributions may also be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1123 Court Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.

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