Allen H. Emrich

December 13, 1927 ‒ August 26, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Allen H. Emrich, age 91, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on December 13, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio to the late George and Edith (Thompson) Emrich.  He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, Kent State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College.  Allen was employed and retired as a Ceramic Engineer at Walker China Company.  He was a life member of Mt. Zion Lodge #9 – Valley of Canton, Travelers Protective Association, the National Rifle Association and the American Legion Post #136.  Allen was a veteran serving in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his sons Todd (Mary) Emrich, Matthew Emrich; two grandchildren, Alex and Zachary; and his brother Richard (Nancy) Emrich.

In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by his wife Rachael Emrich; and his sister Irene Guth.

In keeping with Allen’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private service at a later date.

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  • Allen was the first neighbor to visit us when we moved to Apple Valley, and he remained a good friend. Recently, he was in a class with me at the Wellness Center, and it was always fun to see him and enjoy his positive attitude in everything! My husband and I are very sorry to read of Allen’s death, and we will always remember him fondly.

  • Rob and I had the pleasure of knowing Allan through the First Congregational Church. He was friendly and helpful in many ways. We offer our sympathy to his family. Sincerely, Lynda and Rob Weston

  • We were privileged to get to know Allen over the last 15 years. He faithfully attended our fund-raising events at the local hospital in memory of his beloved wife, Rachael. He would purchase books from our event and donate them to local libraries, churches, and schools in her honor. He cared deeply about his community and stayed involved in as many activities as he could, even as it became more difficult for him to get around. We learned a lot from him about perseverance, generosity, and his commitment to self-education.

    We are better people for knowing him. We are thankful that he is no longer in pain, and we will celebrate his life and be grateful for the time we had with him.

  • Prayers for the family. Allen was a dear man and such an awesome friend too everyone that he met. We always enjoyed having him here for our Old Time Radio picnics. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • I am grateful for having known Allen. He was always so positive,kind,caring very intelligent and interesting..had a wonderful sense of humor. My prayers for you and your family.