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John Carroll Emerline

May 13, 1947 - July 12, 2020

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John Carroll Emerline, 73, of Raleigh, NC passed on Sunday, July 12, 2020, while doing what he loved, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with his good friend. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 1947, son of the late John and Mildred (Suse) Emerline.

John graduated from Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, MO in 1965. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and Temple University and was a proud alumnus of the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol in Wildwood Crest, NJ.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ingrid; their sons, Jason (Angie) of Raleigh,NC, Michael of Dunedin, FL, and Joshua of Blowing Rock, NC; and grandchildren, Jensen and Reagan Emerline of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by sisters, Johan Glembocki of Annandale, VA and Judy (Frank) Bertini of Annandale, VA, as well as his sister in-law, Margo Froelich and niece, Terri Mazzotta, Godmother, aunt Barbara Mondevergine of Philadelphia and cousins.

John was a lifelong baseball fan, so much so that in 1964 he hollowed out a book to hold his transistor radio to clandestinely listen to the World Series while in school. John rarely missed a Yankees game.

John moved his family to Raleigh in 1986 and later purchased Quality Business Machines, which he operated until his passing.

John was an avid tennis player…regularly playing multiple times per week at his favorite Seven Oaks Club. He won several doubles championships along the way.

John was a master tinkerer who could fix almost anything. There wasn’t an item around the house or office that he wouldn’t try to fix, re-purpose, or recondition.

John and Ingrid celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Europe (London, Paris and Normandy beaches, pictured above) in 2019.

When he wasn’t playing tennis, John loved the beach and photography. His favorite moments were spent in Emerald Isle with his family, soaking up the sun and Southern Comfort while snapping photos of his beloved granddaughters.

John was a loyal owner of several German Shepherds throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John to Freedom German Shepherd Rescue at https://www.freedomgermanshepherdrescue.org/ or a charity of your choice.
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Peggy Coffey
Posted on:
August 1, 2020
I met John when I began working for him at Monroe Systems for Business, but we remained friends long after those days. After John moved to NC, we planned several yearly trips to Atlantic City, with other Monroe associates/friends. John was not only the best boss I ever had, but one of my best friends. Even though we lost track of each other over the years, I fondly thought of him often. My thoughts go out to Ingrid and family. John, rest in peace, my friend.
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Dennis S. Perzynski
Posted on:
August 1, 2020
I knew John many years ago. I first met John at Olivetti and then brought him to Monroe when I went to work there. I promoted him from a Field Sales position to a Regional Sales Management position to being a Product Manager/ my right hand man in the home office in Morris Plains, NJ. He did a phenomenal job and made me proud. He was an even better husband, father and human being. Plus he was my Friend. He will truly be missed. I was devastated to read of his passing today. My deepest condolences to Ingrid and John’s entire family.

Dennis S. Perzynski - Aug.1
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Charlotte Moors
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July 30, 2020
I met John when we worked together at Monroe in New Jersey. He was a great business colleague, and he and Ingrid and the boys became even better friends. We will always have our many memories of fun trips to Yankee Stadium, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, where John always "broke even"! Sending our love to all. Alan & Charlotte Moors
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Ed Setaro
Posted on:
July 27, 2020
Ingrid, so sorry for your loss. John was a good friend as well as a great tennis partner. I have missed that friend/partner relationship since Kathy and I left Raleigh. John was one of the really good guys.
Take care,
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ALICE J MONROE
Posted on:
July 24, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of John Carroll Emerline
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Gregory H Brown
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July 24, 2020
Ingrid, I want to extend my prayers of comfort to you and your family. John was a true gentlemen and model for me to aspire. I will remember him as a good man and a blessing to his family.

Greg Brown
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Michael S. Gagliano
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July 23, 2020
What a memory to have of a truly good person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike Gagliano
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sammy giddens
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July 22, 2020
I cut Johns hair for years always look forward the conservations with him. Always competitor on tennis court. Please know family are in our thoughts and prayers Sammy Giddens Sam n Bills Hair design
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Chrissy
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July 21, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of John Carroll Emerline
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Rob Bucklin
Posted on:
July 19, 2020
Ingrid and family. We are so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. We enjoyed his company on our tennis team trip to FL, at our wedding, Halloween parties and around Seven Oaks. We will miss him. We are so glad you and yours will have so many wonderful memories to share. RIP John! XO

Rob and Susan Bucklin
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andy stokes
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July 18, 2020
Good friend, good tennis player, good sport! You will be missed pal!
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Karen Lowe Adams
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July 18, 2020
As John's classmates (and Jim Burton's) from Kirkwood High School, class of 1965, we are truly devastated at the loss of these 2 wonderful classmates. I smile every time I think of John and how wonderful, popular, charming and fun he was. Truly a class act. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Kirkwood High School
Karen Lowe Adams and the Class of 1965
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zimmerman
Posted on:
July 17, 2020
RIP John. God's Speed!
K.C. Zimmerman, WCBP 1970 -'75.
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Mary Schaefer Hawkins
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July 17, 2020
I am an old high school friend and loved John with all my heart. We spent many afternoons eating cheese and crackers at his house except when he had to make wrestling weight. In the winter we spent time at the Brentwood YMCA swimming. So very glad I got to connect with him at our last HS reunion. He was so special and know he will be missed by his family and friends. Mary Schaefer Hawkins
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Dale Siler
Posted on:
July 16, 2020
John C Emerline was a VERY SPECIAL Individual all the way to the end. Not only was John a Good Tennis Player & an all around athlete He had a Good Heart!! I hv played tennis with John & against Him for well over 15 yrs & each time John ALWAYS encouraged His Partner!! Since he was so competitive, playing doubles With Him, He would give You all the Atta Boys He could With Gusto & Encouragement!! He Simply wanted to WIN & I respected that from John!! He was also ALWAYS willing to HELP You anyway He could. He Was a great supporter of the Sisko Foundation Raise a Racquet Against Breast Cancer & Helped That Foundation raise almost a million dollars over an 11 year span to fight that dreaded disease!! That’s quite an accomplishment but not as brave as what He did to Help His Friend Who was in need!! That took GUTS!!! Unfortunately John paid the ultimate price but Like Mr Rob Patton described JOHN as a ‘TRUE HERO’!!! That He is & simply sums it up!! John will be SORELY MISSED & His Family as hard as it may be @ present can only be PROUD!! John was not only a Good Provider but Father, Husband & of course a Hero!! GOD BLESS the Entire Emerline Family!! Dale Siler
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Kelly Isdahl
Posted on:
July 16, 2020
Hugs to all of the Emerline family. May all of the memories you have comfort you at this time. Love The Isdahl’s
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Deborah blatt
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July 16, 2020
Lots of memories of my dear sweet cousin..but I will never forget spending 2 weeks in wildwood Crest at John's apartment on rosemary avenue...going to the beach with tomatoes and mustard sandwiches for him to eat for lunch...best 2 weeks of my life ...proud of my cousin sitting up there in that lifeguard stand..ironic...will miss you John but will always have a smile thinking of you:heart:
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Chris and Debbie Mee
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July 16, 2020
I am still processing John’s loss to us all! He was one of my very first friends that I met while playing tennis at Greystone over 30 years ago. We partnered in doubles many times and even won some tournaments. I was playing tennis with him when the heart attack happened. Of course a little back pain didn’t stop him and finished the match before going to the doc. He could pull out a zinger comment that would make you shake your head and laugh at the same time. We also saw that soft spot in John that he tried not to show. My wife Debbie and I always treasured his reaching out to our family. Rest In Peace my good friend, we will miss you!
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Michael Park
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July 16, 2020
I have a lot of great memories of playing tennis with John and against John as well as a lot of good memories just sitting on the deck at Seven Oaks "shooting the breeze". Thanks John. You will be missed.
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Scott Murphy
Posted on:
July 16, 2020
John was my friend and I valued his friendship so very much. Tennis and Seven Oaks brought us together 30 years ago. I loved playing tennis as his partner. He was always
competitive on every single point but never faulted his partner for missing a shot and after the match, the game was over without worrying about what we did wrong.
We had many connections, both being baseball fans and both being New York Yankee fans since childhood. Michele and I took your 12 year old grand son to New York two
summers ago to see a Yankee game. I sent pictures back to John to let him know everything we did. One picture I sent was of our Grandson Henry and 1970's Yankee
player Bucky Dent. John responded immediately letting me know Bucky's nickname given to him by Boston Red Sox fans!
John's death leaves such a void in Michele and me. I know he has hundreds of people at Seven Oaks and many other tennis clubs that knew him and respected him for who he was and how he cared about people. He had a huge heart and had so many friends that cared and loved being around him.
Scott Murphy
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andy stokes
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July 15, 2020
RIP pal. You are truly missed! God bless!!
Andy
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Richard Strand
Posted on:
July 14, 2020
John was my boss when I worked with Monroe from 88 to 91.I was impressed with him from day 1 and from what I heard his actions were Sunday that has only increased. He would come to Kinston to help me with the business and we would always play tennis. We also used eat at Jordans at ei when we traveled eastern N.C.I am so sorry for your loss he was a good man.
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