Michael John Emig

July 26, 1933 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 86)


Michael John Emig passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at home after a short battle with cancer. He was a resident of Laytonsville, MD. Mike was born in New Orleans, LA on July 26, 1933 to the late Frank W. Emig Sr. and Julia Daley Emig. He graduated from Holy Cross High School, Class of 1951. He was preceded in death by his first wife Elaine Plaisance Emig and his brother Frank W. Emig Jr. Mike is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years Maureen McGinty Emig and his children from his first marriage Geri Kolwe (Tom), Janet Gaudet (Greg), Mike Emig Jr., Alan Emig, Julie Simmons (Mike), and Mary Browning (Dave). Also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, and a past President of the National Democratic Club in Washington, DC. Mike was a long time member and official of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He retired from the IBEW in July, 1998 as Director of Legislative Affairs in Washington, DC.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson LA. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery #1 New Orleans, LA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Harry Tompson Center, 1803 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70112 or Homeless ministry at Center of Jesus the Lord, 1307 Louisiana Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115. Condolences can be shared at

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