Richard O. Emmerth, Jr., 47, passed away peacefully after a long illness. He was a member of the US Army Special Forces. He was a decorated Sergeant honorably discharged who served his country in Desert Storm. Richard was the receiptant of 27 medals including 2 Bronze Stars and 1 Silver Star.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Maria; sons Augustus, Richard III, Stephen and Alex; daughter, Shari; mother, Nancy Nettles; father, Richard Emmerth Sr.; brothers, Robert and John; sisters, Tara and Angel; grandchildren, Hayley and Bubbie; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. Burial will follow in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.pirroandsonsfuneralhome.com.