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Emmerich John Bares, Jr.

June 21, 2017

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SERVICES

Visitation
Sunday
June 25, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Funeral Service
Sunday
June 25, 2017

2:00 PM
Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home
483 Chenango Street
Binghamton, NY 13901


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Port Crane:  Emmerich John Bares, Jr., 101, passed away suddenly and peacefully WednesdayJune 21, 2017, at his home. He is survived by his wife Beverly Jane (nee Badger) Bares, two sons and daughters-in-law,  E. John Bares, III,and Patricia,  Richard Congdon Bares and Barbara, his grandchildren Stephen Richard Bares, Kimberly Ann Bares and Jennifer Congdon Murphy, great-granddaughters Abigail Congdon Murphy, Zoe Bares,and step-children Cheryl Shaffer and Robert Lewis. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Congdon Bares in 1995.
 
 Emmerich was born in Woodside, Queens, NY.  He was active in the Boy Scouts and DeMolay. He graduated high school and began working at the legendary Algonquin Hotel. He served as a 1st Class Pharmacist Mate in the Navy during WWII.
 
After the war he and Mary Jane purchased an operating diary farm. After learning the operations of a farm he sold it and opened Bares Monument Co. in Conklin. Again he learned new skills by learning to letter, carve and install granite monuments. He then began a very long and active career in real estate. He was very proud to have helped many families purchase their first home and was still working at the time of his death. He cultivated and enjoyed good relationships with political and business leaders, code inspectors and assessors.
 
He was knowledgeable in all trades: plumbing, roofing, carpentry, painting, yard work, etc. and even past his 100th birthday could still be found working on his various properties.
 
A dedicated Freemason since 1946 he held leadership positions in many Masonic organizations. He was a past Master of Otseningo Lodge #435 F&AM and was an appointed Grand Lodge officer. He received many honors and distinctions including the Demolay Legion of Honor.  Never one to slow down Emmerich again accepted the office of Worshipful Master of his lodge at the age of 95, making him the oldest man ever to serve as Master of a lodge in New York State.
 
He loved his family deeply  and was in constant contact with his sons and grandchildren. he was able to get along well with people of all ages and backgrounds and was often something of a mentor to your people trying to find their pathway in life.
 
The family will receive friends at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. Sunday from 1:00-2:00 pm. A Masonic funeral will be held at 2:00 pm followed by a religious service and military honors. Burial will be in Glen Castle Cemetery. In lieu of  flowers please make a donation to the NYS Masonic Home in Utica.
 

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