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William Thomas Emmett

  • Birth 14 Jan 1926 Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 17 Jan 2007 Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Larksville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 17567012


William Thomas Emmett

William Thomas Emmett, 81, of Harris Street, Plymouth, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007. Born on Jan. 14, 1926, as a first-generation American at 14 North Market Street, Challenger Apartments, Nanticoke, he was the oldest of six sons. He was a son of William H. Emmett, born January 31, 1893, in Probus, Cornwall, and Edith Ann Hambly, born July 4, 1904 in St. Austell, Cornwall, England. He was baptized at First Reformed Church, Plymouth, by the Rev. Harry Nielson Spink.

He married Mary Agnes Cassidy at St. Vincent De Paul Church, Plymouth, on February 11, 1950. He is the father of Five sons and two daughters, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

William attended Franklin Street School, Plymouth Jr. High School and Plymouth High School, Plymouth, PA. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was inducted on March 4, 1944, as Apprentice Seaman Class V-6 in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was trained in type ND gas masks and and other tasks as described in the Navy's Bluejacket Manual and trained in instruction as a radioman at NAVRASOL, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Seaman first class. He served on the USS Blue, USS Tillman, USS Dixie, USS Marshal, USS McGowan, and the USS Black, where he was a Powder man of a 5" DUAL-PURPOSE GUN. He participated with units of the U.S. Third Fleet in carrier strikes and bombardment operations against the Japanese homeland and with battleships in bombardment of Hamamatsu and twice at Kamaishi, Japan, where he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star. He was also awarded with the World War II American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. After the war he re-enlisted for another two-year term on Jan. 4, 1946, as Seaman Second Class as Jack of the Dust. Before his injury he was up for a promotion as Seaman Third Class. He was injured on duty on the USS Black in May 1946, and received an Honorable Discharge.

His past employment included Dwyer's Restaurant in Plymouth; Standard Venetian Blind Co., Wilkes-Barre; Avondale, Loree & Lance colliers, Larksville; B.&S. mines, Glen Alden Coal, D&H Coal and Hanover Coal Companies. He became disable in 1962 when periodic service-connected black-outs worsened in his 12 years as a coal miner.

His hobbies were organic vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing and playing billiards and poker.

William was predeceased by parents William, on April 23, 1954, at V.A. Medical Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, and Edith, on February 23, 1974 at home in Nanticoke; brother Robert Emmett, Jacksonville, Fla., on September 8, 1991; Frederick Emmett on December 10, 2004, Newark, Delaware; Richard Emmett on February 1989, V.A. Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre; and Donald Emmett on May 19, 1999, Christiana, Delaware.

Surviving are his wife Mary Agnes (Cassidy)Emmett; Stepson Richard Cassidy of Wilkes-Barre and girlfriend Barbara Cavalini, Luzerne and her grand daughter, Brandy Adamchik, Allentown; son William T. Emmett II of Kingston and his wife, Jacqueline (Keller), their son, William M., Wilkes-Barre; daughter Patricia Novak, Plymouth, and the father of her children, Mark Novak of Tunkhannock, they have three children, Mark Novak Jr. and Mary (Rasi),their children, Stephen Deel, Cleia,Ona, and Willa, Merchantville, NJ.; Victoria and her husband, Wayne Nichol, their children Jude, Brody of Kingston, and Victoria's step daughters Madisen, and McKenzie, daughter Julie her husband, Beret Case, of Wapwallopen; son John Emmett and wife Patricia (Kasper) their sons, Jonathan Emmett, and Christopher Kasper and his wife, Jessica (Policare), their children, Christopher Kasper Jr., Daylen, Garrison, Cadden, Sadie, Plymouth; daughter Mary and Husband Dr. Richard N. Langdon, their children R. Neal II, Amanda, and Emmett Brandon, Shavertown; son Joseph Emmett and wife Arcelle (Rujano) and their son, Joseph Caesar, Kileen, Texas; son Henry Emmett of Plymouth; and brother Edward Emmett, Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday form the Kielty Moran Funeral Home, 87 Washington Avenue, Plymouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. from All Saints/St. Stephen's Church, Wadham St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Donald William officiating.

Interment will be in at St. Vincent's DePaul Cemetery, Larksville. Calling hours are today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Resource - Obituary - created by Mary and Amanda Langdon - Published in both the Citizens Voice and the Times Leader on page 10A on Friday 1-19, 2007.




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  • Maintained by: Tweety Emmett
  • Originally Created by: Dick Quenzer
  • Added: 19 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17567012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas Emmett (14 Jan 1926–17 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17567012, citing Saint Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Larksville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tweety Emmett (contributor 47637041) .