WINDSOR - Leon O. Emery, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Leon was born in Somerville on Jan. 8, 1936, the son of Harvey and Leola (French) Emery. He lived his entire life in the Augusta area and graduated from Cony High School in 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force for four years serving in Hawaii, Okinawa and Florida.
Upon returning to Maine, he started work at Central Maine Power Co. and worked in the real estate services department for more than 35 years as senior land agent, and later, after retirement, as a consultant.
Leon loved Maine and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, whitewater canoeing and hiking. He was very civic-minded and was a member of the Windsor School Board for several years serving as chairman, was an assistant Boy Scout leader for Troop 609 and helped his two sons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, and was a volunteer with the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Fay S. Emery, of Windsor; his surviving sister, Wanda Brann, of California; his son, Scott M. Emery, and wife Shelagh, of Augusta; son Brian D. Emery and wife Lela, of Sunapee, N.H.; and grandchildren Benjamin Emery, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Stewart Emery, of Augusta, Samuel Emery, of New Hampshire, Victoria Emery, of Augusta, Nathaniel Emery, of New Hampshire, and Jennifer Brann her husband, Dana, and two daughters, Zoe' and Katie Hadler, of South Carolina.
Leon was predeceased by his sisters, Marion Brann, of Chelsea, lnez Brann, of Augusta, and Stella Hollis, of Massachusetts; and brothers Omer Brann, of Winthrop, and Cecil Brann, of Somerville.
The family wishes to say how much they appreciate the Maine Veterans' Home employees for their exceptionally kind and compassionate care of our loved one.
In accordance with Leon's wishes, there will be a private family committal service. A celebration of Leon's life ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Those wishing to remember Leon may donate in his name to: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kennebec Valley, 48 Washington St., Suite 16, Camden, ME 04843.
Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Route 32, Windsor. Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.