Ferne Claire Emas

Ferne Claire Emas (nee Molasky) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023, from complications of kidney disease. She was lovingly surrounded by her children: Marshall (Janet) Emas, Lynda (John) Wilson, Kevin (Marilyn) Emas, and Ginger Emas Schlanger. Ferne was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 62 years, Stanley Lee Emas. In addition to her children and their spouses, Ferne had eight wonderful grandchildren: Sarah Wilson Rode (Brian); Angela Wilson Riggs (Josh); Meryl Emas Kaufman (Aaron); David Emas (Stacy Mateu Emas); Rachel Emas (Domonic Bearfield); Erica Emas Fuentes (Lionel); Sam Emas; and Jacob Schlanger. She was the loving and devoted great-grandmother of Aubrey Rode, Mia Rode, Isabella Fuentes, Liana Fuentes and Ella Emas.

The daughter of Jack and Betty Molasky, Ferne was born in St. Louis, Missouri in September, 1934. She married Stanley Emas in August, 1953 and so began a remarkable journey of love. Ferne had a beautiful voice and a flair for the dramatic, and put both to good use in local theater, with leading roles in such musicals as Annie Get Your Gun, Pajama Game, A Thousand Clowns, and South Pacific, just to name a few. Ferne was also a distinguished member of the International Society of Poets, winning awards for her original creations and winning the hearts of her family and friends with decades of birthday and holiday poetry.

In 1970 she and her family moved to Hollywood, Florida and adored living in the Sunshine State. Ferne and Stan were inseparable, and throughout their 62-year marriage, they always called each other “Honey.” In the 80s, Ferne and Stan moved to Boca West, where they made lifelong friends and lived a life they could only have dreamed of in their youth. In a typical, single Boca West day, Ferne somehow managed to play a round of golf, a game of tennis, host a family dinner, and sing in the Boca West Chorus. She was ever the gracious hostess, gathering her family and friends together for every occasion. She is laid to rest, adorned in one of her favorite sparkly and colorful outfits. Now she is with Dad/Grandpa — her Honey — and the two of them are singing and dancing together to their favorite show tunes. Mom, just remember: We love you more! Donations can be made to: The Pap Corps Boca West (www.thepapcorps.org/boca-west)