Larry Emerick, 46

Lawrence Jay Emerick, age 46, of Mount Dora, Fla., and a longtime former Sturgis resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla.
He was born May 30, 1971, in LaGrange, Ind., son of Victor Allen and Judy (Acker) Emerick.
Larry resided in Florida for the past several years, going there from Sturgis where he lived most of his life and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1990.
On June 19, 2009, he married Amanda Cox in Centreville, Mich.
Larry was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Mount Dora. His computer skills will be missed by all of those who often called on him for help with software or hardware problems. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings, University of Michigan Wolverines Football and NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda; two sons, Dylan Emerick of Sturgis and Jacob Emerick of Portage; mother and step-father, Judy and John Grimes of Leesburg, Fla.; four sisters, Angela (Jim) Sienkowski, Jayna (Jason) Beard, Kaonna (Ernie) Blowers all of Sturgis and Lori (Mike) Thomas of Constantine; four brothers, Ernie (Lori) Emerick of Florida, Adam Emerick of Sturgis; Devin (Tammy) Grimes of Colon and Brandon (Kelly) Grimes of Kendallville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Victor; step-mother, Pamela Emerick; niece, Arielle Emerick; in-laws, Walter and Nadine Cox; and sister-in-law, Jessica (Mullikin) Emerick.
In accordance with family wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Lawrence Emerick will take place from 3-4:45 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284 where a memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Henry Schwartz will officiate.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses or the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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