Archive - Oct 2, 2013
A close friend said it best.
Going into a hospital with Brenda Emer was like being with a "rock star."
"Everyone knew her," Amy Geer said. "And everyone loved her."
Geer is one of many friends who is paying tribute to Emer, a James City resident who died late Tuesday afternoon following a courageous and miraculous 16-year battle with breast cancer.
The 10th annual Pink Power Day will be observed Friday in Kane.
The special day is held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Brenda L. Emer, 44, of 142 New Jersey Ave. (P.O. Box 212) in James City, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2013 at UPMC ShadysideÂ in Pittsburgh after a series of courageous battles with cancer over 16 years.
Born Nov. 15, 1968 in Kane, she was the daughter of Wallace R. and Jo Ann Swanson Dyne.Â On Aug. 3, 1991 in Kane, she married Cy E. Emer, who survives.
Brenda was employed by the Kane Area School District and Jim Airgood Busing.Â She was an active member of Tabor Ev. Lutheran Church in Kane, where served in the Altar Guild and played in the handbell choir.