Juneau resident Michael Robert Emery died Jan. 28, 2008, in Juneau. He was 58.
He was born Oct. 22, 1949, in Eau Claire, Wis. Family members said he worked as a television and radio repair wizard and was a grandfather. He also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
His grandchildren said he was the perfect grandfather, who, on visits, always had a treat for them hidden away in the pocket of his plaid coat. He moved to Juneau to be nearer to his grandchildren. He always had time to talk to his neighbors and friends, they said. He will be missed.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey Emery; brother, Scott Emery; stepson, Brendan Rumph; daughter-in-law, Jodi Rumph; grandchildren, James, Brennan and Melissa Rumph.