Donald Francis Embler, 60, husband of Deborah Downs Embler died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Born in New Haven on July 16, 1955, son of the late Howard W. and Vera Cuny Embler. He was employed by Cunningham Supply in West Hartford for the past 18 years. Donald was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Meriden. Mr. Embler was an avid UConn Basketball and NY Yankees Fan. Donald loved to read.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Hannah Embler; two sons, Adam Embler and his wife Kristie and Andrew Embler; two grandchildren, Natalie Clinton and Ethan Embler; two sisters, Margaret Grot and Eleanor Embler; two brothers, Richard Embler and his wife Maureen and Thomas Embler and his wife Dorothy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Lily.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church of Meriden, 460 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.