Services were held Wednesday for Emerson James Dobbs III, the principal with 263-265 Main Corner LLC.
Dobbs, 44, died Dec. 16.
Dobbs, whose father, Emerson James Dobbs, died in 2021, owned or co-owned commercial properties in Huntington Village, including the building the 5,870-square-foot space at 313 New York Ave. that was home to the Book Revue. That closed in 2021.
He was also a partner in the project that developed the Old Town Hall into a hotel.
He leaves his wife,Tania, and three children, Emerson James IV, Enzo and Ethan.
One friend wrote on the AL Jacobsen Funeral Home page, “Emerson grew up to be a fine man, loving son, brother and devoted husband, friend and father in the beautiful family he and Tania created. Rest in peace Emerson knowing you lived a too brief but wonderful life and that you will always be loved, missed and never forgotten.”
And another wrote, “Emerson James, Enzo and Ethan, please know that your dad was a man among men. He was always true to his word, and he was there whenever I needed him. As you grow up, you will realize that those qualities are not readily found in all people, but they abounded in your father. Your father was a noble and special soul on this earth who accomplished great things by helping people every day. He helped me countless times during the past decades and always with a smile. Your father is alive through you now, and if you close your eyes, he is standing there with you.”
The service was held at Centerport United Methodist Church.