BLUE HILL – David Cecil Emerson, 67, died Sept. 30, 2011, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness of pancreatitis. He was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Ellsworth, the only son of Cecil and Rosalie (Closson) Emerson.
He attended school in Blue Hill and graduated from George Stevens Academy. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He then went to work for the state of Maine Department of Transportation, where he worked for 31 years. Upon retirement Dave worked several temporary jobs including summers at Acadia National Park and a volunteer driver for Washington Hancock Community Agency. He was a very familiar face at the Blue Hill Fair, having worked there for 41 years. He also served as the constable for the town of Blue Hill for many years. Dave was a member of American Legion and Odd Fellows Lodge. He loved to hunt and take his children and grandchildren fishing.
Dave is survived by his three daughters, Phyllis Emerson and companion, Victor Dorr, of Gouldsboro, Jeanne Cloutier and husband, Adam, of Surry and Brenda Varnum and husband, Albert III, of Blue Hill; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; aunt, Pauline Kreski of Brooklin; and his former wife, Joy Emerson of Ellsworth.
Calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill, with the Rev. Rob McCall officiating. Contributions in David’s memory may be made to American Legion, P.O. Box 504, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at