ANNE EMISON HARMON, of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY since 1962, died of lung cancer on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her Hudson House home with her loving family around her at age 83. She is survived by her husband, Howard Leslie Harmon, Jr, her son James Leslie Harmon, daughter, Julia Harmon Machuca, grandson Julian Mauri Chavez, and son-in-law, Ugo Machuca. In addition, she is survived by her sister, MaryDee Emison Davis and brother-in-law, Phillip C. Davis along with her two nephews, Robert C. Davis (Kim), Bradley C. Davis (Imelda), and niece Sandra D. Kallen (Keith) including 9 grand-nieces and nephews.
Born to Robert S. Emison and Dorothy Gantz Emison on January 3, 1933 in NYC her full name was Elizabeth Anne Emison. Anne grew up in North Tarrytown, NY (now Sleepy Hollow) and Scarborough, NY, Graduate of The Masters School '50, Dobbs Ferry, NY and DePauw University '54, Greencastle, IN. Anne was employed by TIME Magazine 1955-1962 until her marriage to Howard (affectionately known as Bunkie) the Fall of 1962 (also a previous resident of North Tarrytown and Scarborough). Anne and Bunkie shared their whole married life in Irvington while raising their two children, Jamie and Julie. Anne became an active Board member and officer of Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester (AMIC), sponsor of The Clear View School, where she was involved since 1968 as a parent, volunteer, and part-time staff member soon after her son, Jamie was diagnosed with autism. She was a life-long advocate and supporter of developmentally-disabled children and a devoted mother to Jamie. Her other cherished activities included, former member of The Junior League of Westchester on Hudson, member and past President of The Thursday Club, and Altar Guild member of Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea. Anne and Bunkie enjoyed many years of traveling together overseas as well as beloved vacation spots with family and friends including Fishers Island, NY, Pawleys Island, SC., and various spots in Maine. In more recent years, they spent holidays at The Thayer Hotel at West Point Academy and The Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY. They also enjoyed many trips to Southern California where their daughter, Julie and her son, Julian resided for 17 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Joseph of Arimathea on April 1st of 2017 at 10 a.m. with a lunch reception at 12 noon immediately following at The Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 777 Albany Post Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. RSVP to Julie at: 562.234.9918 or email her at: email@example.com for attendance to the luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory would be appreciated to any of the following: The Clear View School (AMIC), 550 Albany Post Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, Opengate (a residential program for developmentally disabled adults where Jamie currently resides) 29 Warren St., Somers, NY 10589, and St. Joseph of Arimathea, 2172 Saw Mill River Rd., White Plains, NY 10607.
Anne was well known for her beautifully decorated Christmas trees that she kept up all year around for all to enjoy, her love for the Hudson River and wearing hats, her rosy cheeks and curly locks, and most especially for her deep loyalty and generosity to family and friends. She will be terribly missed by all.