James Frederick Emmert - age: 84
(September 20, 1932 to February 01, 2017
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco, ME. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Maine.
The family requests any donations be made to The Dilworth Center, 2240 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203.
James “Jim” Frederick Emmert, 84, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017, from Alzheimer's disease at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine. He was born September 20, 1932, in Lawrence, MA, the son of Clemens and Clara Gibson Emmert.
Jim was a graduate of Newton High School, Newton, MA. He then graduated from General Motors Institute of Flint, MI. He enjoyed a successful career as District Manager in several states with the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors.
Pursuing his passion for serving others, Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNC-Charlotte and embarked on a rewarding career in the addiction field. While residing in Charlotte, NC, he served as Executive Director at The Charlotte Council on Alcoholism, as well as Amethyst Treatment Center. During his many years dedicated to the field, he served as a longstanding Lecturer/Instructor at Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and as an Independent Consultant for numerous non-profit treatment centers nationwide. Rounding out his career, Jim became a Board Certified Intervention Specialist and the Owner/Founder of Open Door Interventions based in Deerfield Beach, FL.
Jim’s interests were quite extensive. Foremost, it included the freedom of flight. As a young man, he had his private pilot’s license and loved “joy-flying” his own aircraft. He had a love of boating, and lived on his own houseboat for several years. He enjoyed traveling, reading, crossword puzzles, the beach, vintage cars, and photography. He was especially fond of great music, dancing and painting. Of most importance, Jim was a “friend of Bill W.”, and deeply enjoyed sharing his spirit of fellowship, hope and renewal with others.
Jim is survived by his daughters and respective sons-in-law: Jamie Huss and Gregg Jamback of Winston Salem, NC; Lori Warner of Biddeford, ME; and Vicky and Ken Bryant of Concord, NC. It stands to honor, he is also survived by his oldest and dear friend of 75 years, Jack Orth of Jacksonville, FL.