Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Death of Roy Emerson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Death of Roy Emerson

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A RESPECTED leader in environmental health has died at the age of 87.

Roy Emerson, of Shotley Bridge, in County Durham, died at home on December 27. Roy spent his life working in environmental health in the North East and on a national and global scale.

He was called up to serve at 19 and was in the RAF from 1942, working mainly in Malta.

He became a sanitary inspector in 1950 in Berwickupon-Tweed, Northumberland, but spent most of his career working in environmental health for Hartlepool council.

Roy was the first president of the International Federation of Environmental Health, being elected in 1986.

He went on to become, Director of Housing and Environmental Health for Hartlepool.

"He was one of the youngest environmental health officers and he was only about 33 when he became chief," said his daughter Linda.

The father-of-two was also a keen volunteer and spent his retirement working for Anchor Housing Association and was also heavily involved with Water For Kids, an organisation helping children in Tanzania. …

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