G.A. Emerson, Jr.
G.A. Emerson Jr., 77, of Midlothian, Va., died Feb. 14, 2001, at his residence.
He grew up in Tonganoxie. His parents were Gus and Amelia Emerson, who ran the Tonganoxie greenhouse for many years. Mr. Emerson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an instructor pilot in B-29 bombers during World War II.
He had served on the city council in Bonner Springs, and was a 50-year member of Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge No. 558. He was an executive with PPG Industries, retiring after 39 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Emerson; two sons, Leonard Emerson, Maryland, and John Emerson, New Jersey; and two daughters, Carol Eaton, Virginia, and Connie Bahm, Virginia; a brother, Jack Emerson California; and six grandchildren.