March 8, 1926 – July 20, 2016
Adeline J. Emminger of Tonawanda, a stenographer and executive assistant, died suddenly Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was 90.
Ms. Emminger grew up on the East Side of Buffalo on Goembel Avenue, and in 1960 she became a lifelong resident of the Town of Tonawanda. She attended St. Ann’s High School and later business school, where she honed her typing, shorthand and dictation skills.
She was a stenographer and executive assistant with sharp skills who regularly took on additional duties. She worked for Furnco Company from 1950 to 1964 and International Chimney Corp. from 1975 to 1996.
Ms. Emminger was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily and was active in St. Amelia’s Parish. She was a member of the St. Amelia’s Outreach Program as well as the church’s many other volunteer groups.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, camping and playing cards with her extended family. She was known as a fantastic card player and her competitive nature was typically the center of entertainment. She appreciated local theater and was a supporter of MusicalFare, where she and a friend often attended before enjoying a meal.
She adored spending time with her grandchildren and was a nanny for several children over the years. Ms. Emminger also enjoyed traveling and took many trips around the U.S. and abroad. Her favorite trips were to Germany to see distant relatives.
Her nephew, Joseph Emminger, is the Town of Tonawanda supervisor.
Her husband of 37 years, George A. Emminger, died in 1998. Survivors include her son, Gregory G. Emminger, and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, 210 St. Amelia Drive, Tonawanda.