Steve Emmons died peacefully on December 1, 2018 in Triangle, VA after battling colon cancer for three and a half years. His wife and daughter were by his side. He was 74.
Steve was born in Denver, CO to David Warren Emmons and Mary Eleanor Speers Emmons. He grew up in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ontario, Canada. He never did graduate from high school in Paris, Ontario, but he did receive his bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. While at Olivet College he met his wife, Lois Marie Ericson. Steve and Lois were married in the summer of 1969. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Steve and Lois chose Medway, Massachusetts to be their home where they raised both of their children, Erika Dawn Emmons, and Erik Warren Emmons (1983-2012).
Steve’s life's work and passion was as a Master Trainer for 45 years for Gordon Training International. He traveled throughout the US and around the world in 35 different countries training thousands of people to teach the Gordon model.
He also loved to cook! He brought back ingredients, cookbooks and lots of ideas which he used to make his family the foods he had discovered wherever he traveled. He was really good at using every pot and pan plus as many serving dishes and plates as possible for each meal, but his love for food was clearly evident each time we sat down to enjoy it.
Steve was a die-hard New England sports fan to the very end. He was thrilled to be able to witness the Boston Red Sox win the 2018 World Series in November!
He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years Lois Marie Emmons; daughter Erika Dawn Emmons and her children, Rose, Jasmine, and Tyberious; brother Pete Emmons and his wife Sue, nephew Troy and his wife Sonia, and niece Allison; brother Terry Emmons; sister-in law Kathryn Russell and her husband Robb, niece Jessica and her husband James, and nephew Dylan; sister-in-law LeeAnn Ericson; and many cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date on the Cape.
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