Zachary B. Emerick, age 32, of Dunkirk, passed away Monday in an auto accident north of Pennville. He was born in Hartford City, October 14, 1985, the son of Brook and Lisa (Adney) Emerick. He was employed at Almco Steel in Bluffton. He was a 2004 Jay County High School graduate, member of Dunkirk Moose, UAW, and had served in the United States Air Force.
Surving are two children, Jameson and Maddilynn Emerick both of Dunkirk, parents Brook and Lisa Emerick of Portland, two sisters Alicia Dennis (husband Aaron) of Portland and Brittney Wright (husband Cody) of Dunkirk, grandmother Ellen Adney of Hartford City, companion Shanna Hartsock, four nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Sharon Bantz, Dale Adney and John and Barb Emerick.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Davis presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 PM and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Memorials can be made to the family for his children.