O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Derek J. Emerson

Mr. Derek J. Emerson, age 26, of 115 Academy Street, Salamanca, NY died Monday morning, February 27, 2012 at his home.

Born on October 16, 1985 in Olean, NY, he was the son of George and Alice Schriener Emerson of Little Valley, NY, who survive.

He was employed as a laborer for Composite Product Solutions in Cattaraugus, NY.

Mr. Emerson enjoyed four wheeling. He loved animals, especially his three Golden Retrievers.

Surviving besides his parents are his fiancée, Amanda Rail of 115 Academy Street, Salamanca, NY; 1 sister, Lori (Larry) Babcock, Olean, NY; 1 brother, Craig (Tammy) Emerson, Port Allegany, PA; 1 nephew, 2 nieces.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Thursday , March 1, 2012 from 10 – 11 a.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Father Patrick Melfi, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, officiating.

Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery in Little Valley, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.