Bruce Alan Emig passed away at home on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, surrounded by family after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Sept. 8, 1952, in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles N. Emig and the late Doris Beach Emig. As a husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many, Bruce will be missed. Surviving are his wife, Cindy (Darrin) Emig, of Salladasburg; his brother and sister, Barry Emig and Janet (Joe) Irvin, both of Williamsport; his sister, Renee (Rick) Benson, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his son, Brandon (Mary Kathryn) Emig, of Raleigh, N.C.; his stepchildren, Kimberly (LaRue) Stelene, of Montoursville, Darrin Cohick, of Salladasburg, and Gary Cohick, of Williamsport; his grandchildren, Lori Coleman, Tristen Stelene, Molly and Patrick Emig; his great grandchildren, Caitlyn and Gabriel McCloskey.
Bruce served in the army from 1972 to 1974 in Fort Sill, Okla. Although he was drafted and initially reticent, the friendships he would form there lasted a lifetime, with frequent reunions. Upon his discharge, he studied at WACC, created the SunSpot Heating and Cooling Business, which specialized in high-efficiency heat pumps and solar heating systems. He operated the business until recently. As an expert in the field of heat pumps and related technology, he began teaching at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1989, where he remained employed as an Assistant Professor until the time of his passing. He loved teaching and the good friends he made there.
He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in the mountains of Cogan House Township, where hunting, summertime picnics, road-building, wood-splitting, planting and good friends were celebrated.
Friends may call at a visitation at Sanders Mortuary at 821 Diamond St. Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Also, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 7 at the PDC Building on the Pennsylvania College of Technology Campus at 1 College Ave. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the "Bruce A. Emig Scholarship" at the Penn College Foundation, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.