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Obituaries » Andrew Clayton Emery

Dr. Andrew Clayton Emery, 34, of Marshall, died on March 2, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland.

He was born September 27, 1983, in Warrenton.

In 2011, He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University Magna Cum Laude and was a research scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation at NIMH, Bethesda. He was awarded the Julius Axelrod Memorial Fellowship at NIMH in 2015. Professional affiliations included the Catecholamine Society, ASPET and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Emery’s work has been widely published in research journals, and he collaborated with scientists worldwide.

Survivors include his wife Jen and sons Albert Thomas and Paul Joseph; his sister, Erica Emery Peterman and husband Shane Peterman; his parents Clay and Wendy Emery, and his brother and sister by marriage, Tim and Glyn Watson. Beloved family also includes Ruth and Rich Umbel, Paul and Joan Payne and their daughter Jillian, Lynn and Don Garland, and their daughter Brandi, and great-aunts Ruth Osborne and Jean Payne. Dr. Emery’s parents by marriage were Hedio and Canora Estillore. Robert and Joyce Emery and Albert and Gertrude Payne, were his grandparents and were of profound influence. He treasured his grandmother by marriage, Nancy Petrucci. The Emery family extends to hundreds in Lawis, Bohol, and Cebu, Philippines.

Drew’s life was enriched by so many mentors, including his oboe teacher, Ron Sipes’ his master’s mentor, Dr. Linda Chrosniak; his Ph.D. mentor, Dr. Jarda Wroblewski, and Dr. Lee Eiden, principal investigator at NIMH. He was a gifted teacher and enthusiastically shared his knowledge with many young scientists and mentees. Friends and family around the world were blessed by his sense of humor, his incredible intellect, and his generosity.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday, March 9 at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Middleburg. Interment was at the Marshall Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Emery Children’s Education Fund, c/o The Fauquier Bank, 10 Court House Square, Warrenton, Va. 20186.

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