Name of Deceased: Emerson Dean Sawaya Age: 80
Date of Death: February 2, 2012
Place of Death: Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
Date of Birth: June 6, 1931 at Salina, Kansas
Parents Name: George Risk & Olive (Johnson) Sawaya
Married Erma Jean Gordon June 20, 1957 at Salina, Kansas. She died April 5, 2006.
He was a serviceman for KP&L.
Mr. Sawaya was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 1960 coming from Salina, Kansas.
He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Prince of Peace at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and life member of American Legion.
One Son: John Risk Sawaya of Great Bend, KS
One Daughter: Diane Lynn Summers of Oxnard, CA
Two Brothers: George Murdock of Hollywood, CA
Norman Craig Sawaya of Hutchinson, KS
Two Sisters: Anne Scuitte of Salina, KS
Norene Schnell of Sacramento, CA
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack David Sawaya and Buddy Sawaya.
Vigil Service: 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Bryant Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial: 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Officiant: Father Don Bedore
Cremation will follow the service and Inurnment will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Great Bend Cemetery North, Great Bend, Kansas with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard
Visitation: 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Bryant Funeral Home
Memorial Fund: Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, Kansas 67530