Obituaries: Rick Emmons

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday February 1, 2023
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Rick Emmons
Rick Emmons

February 2, 1949 — November 8, 2022

Rick Emmons, who lived in San Francisco for decades, died November 18, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona after a long illness. He was 73.

He was an architect and general contractor who designed and built projects all over the Bay Area.

Rick and his husband, Jeff Smithson, were avid country western dancers and were often seen dancing at the Rawhide II several times a week during the 1990s. Together they traveled the world on many cruises.

In 2005, Mr. Emmons and his husband of 29 years moved to Tucson to be near family and enjoy a slower pace of life and remained there until his death.

He was very loved and will be sorely missed.

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