Emerson Francis Hamlin, 85

PHOENIX, NY – Emerson Francis Hamlin, 85, of Phoenix, passed away on Monday October 6, 2014.

Emerson Francis Hamlin
Emerson Francis Hamlin

He was born in Syracuse to his late parents, Mary (Bettinger) and Maurice Hamlin on Sept. 27, 1929.

He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1947.

He was a self employed carpenter, an insurance agent, a farmer and a school bus driver.

Emerson was a member of the Pennellville United Methodist Church, serving as a lay reader, trustee, a Sunday school teacher, a council of churches chairman;  he was a director for the Oswego County Mutual Insurance.

He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Andrew C. Young, on Feb. 18, 2003.

Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Joyce A. (Van Alstyne) Hamlin; his son and his daughter-in-law, Edward and Nancy Hamlin; his daughter, Elizabeth A. Young; a sister, Martha Dubois; four grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Daidra Hamlin, Alisa and Ryan Conger, Andrew and Seble Young, and Aaron and Emily Young; seven great-grandchildren, Rocco Mistico, Ryken Conger, Aviva Conger, Isaac Hamlin, Eli Hamlin, Ethan Young and Blair Young; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.

Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Contributions in Emerson’s memory may be made to Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54, Pennellville, NY  13132.