Emory Eugene Repine, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the McKinley Health Center at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.
Mr. Repine was born on December 16, 1931in Barslope, PA to the late Blaine and Lelia (Lomman) Repine. Emory married Alice Berneta Gromley on March 16, 1952. Alice passed away on October 17, 1998.
During his lifetime, Emory was a man of many talents. He was a member of 4H and the Future Farmers of America in high school . After high school, Emory became a master bee keeper, a woodsman who knew every type of tree – he even grafted trees to develop hybrids. He was known to regularly say that a tree is never wasted because it could be made into a board. Besides immersing himself in nature, Emory was a dairy farmer, raised chickens, and was an extraordinarily adept gardener. As if farming, bee keeping, gardening, and raising a family weren’t enough, Emory also worked for FEMCO as a machinist for over 25 years before he retired. When not busy working outdoors or on his farm, Emory enjoyed talking about the stock exchange, playing Bingo, attending the Punxsy Senior Center, and eating at Subway. But most of all, Emory’s family was the center of his world. He spent a lot of time with his family and especially loved his wife, Berneta, who was everything to him. His friends and family will always remember Emory as a hard-working family man who loved people, never had a bad day, and always had a positive attitude on life. He had a great sense of humor and a contagious smile. In keeping with his quick wit and good nature, his favorite saying was, “I am Talented, Good-Looking, and Charming!”
Emory is survived by three sons; Wayne E. Repine and wife Kathy of West Seneca NY; David Repine and Dwight Repine of Punxsutawney; and his daughter, Berneta Cathleen “Cathy” Brink and husband Daniel A. of Glen Campbell. Emory is also survived by a sister, Jane Abel of Indiana and eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. His eleven grandchildren are; Christopher Troutman and wife Brenda, Christine Burkett and husband Russ, Jennifer L. Clark and husband Jason, Rick Brink, Jodi A. Brink and Robert Blake, Joseph A. Brink and wife Candice, Michael Repine and wife Alanna, Alan Repine, Alicia Saxfield and husband Ryan, Paul and Christopher Baron and Garrett Bonillas.
Besides his parents, and his loving wife, Alice, Emory was preceded in death by two infant sons, Roger and Rodney, and numerous brothers and sisters; Infant brother Robert, Wayne, Hale “Marlin”, Wilbur, Herbert, Harold, Esther, June, Winifred, and Octa.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 -8 p.m. at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Repine’s memory can be made to the Bee Keepers Association or to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Repine will be interred at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.