David F. Emma


 David F. Emma, 69, of Millburn passed away at Overlook Hospital on June 20, 2022. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home,  2122 Millburn Ave, Maplewood, on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 PM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 or firstbook.org would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences, please visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com


Born in Newark, David has lived in Millburn for the past 17 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Montclair State. David was an English teacher at Union High School until his retirement in 2012.


David was a gentleman, a gentle man, a devoted Yankees fan, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and an inspiring educator who touched the lives of thousands of young people in his 36-year career. 


David is survived by his wife Sara Sherman, son David J. Emma, daughter Kristin Waters, siblings Robert Emma, Richard Emma, Denise Korn and Michael Emma, grandchildren Addison Emma and Hailey Waters. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.