In Memoriam: John C. Emery

February 5, 2018

John C. Emery, a partner in the Boston office from 1968 until 2007, passed away on February 1, 2018. He was 87 years old. John continued to work at S&W as senior counsel until his passing.

John graduated from Harvard College ('52) and Harvard Law School ('57). He served as a Major in the U.S Army. John spent his summers on Martha's Vineyard and winters in Stowe, VT, where he skied well into his 80s. He was an avid traveler, gardener and reader. John had a wonderful quick wit and was a perennial student. For a staunch New Englander, he was enthusiastic and energetic with everyone. Family was very important to him and he is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jody Brown, and his son, John C. Emery Jr. A memorial service is planned for this spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Mass Audubon, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Harvard College.

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