Bowling Green—Bernard A. “Bernie Emrock” Emerick, Jr., 57, of Bowling Green, Cumberland passed away, Monday, July 24, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family.
Bernie was born on April 20, 1960, in Cumberland, the son of the late Mary (Twigg) and Bernard A. Emerick, Sr. Bernie grew up in the Ellerslie area, and he graduated from Mt. Savage High School in 1978. Following high school, he graduated from Allegany College of Maryland where he received his degree in Psychology and Laboratory Technology. Bernie started his broadcasting career in 1983, working for WTBO GO 106 where he hosted the “Friday Night Special.” He remained with the radio station until 1997 when he changed career paths. Bernie then became employed by the state of Maryland as a correctional officer at Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, MD, where he retired after 18 years of service, in 2014. A HAM Radio operator, he enjoyed his relationships on the Two-Way Radio System. Bernie was also a member of Tri-State Ministries Center in Hyndman, PA.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christina (Wotring) Emerick; son, Bernard A. “Alex” Emerick, III, Cumberland; granddaughter, Alexis Richey; and his beloved dog and baby, Gizmo.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Hwy SW, Cresaptown, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4 to 8 P.M.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Steve Leydig officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will be in Palo Alto Cemetery, Hyndman, PA.
Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite by the members of the Department of Correction for the State of Maryland.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com