Tragic weekend for boxing attorney

Rest In Peace, Joe and Rita Emhoff

07/12/2004

Tragic weekend for boxing attorney

The entire Boxingtalk family extends its deepest sympathy to boxing attorney Kurt Emhoff, who is dealing with something that no human being should ever have to experience. Emhoff lost both his father and mother to cancer on Sunday.  Joe Emhoff, 79, and Rita Emhoff, 72, passed away within five hours of each other in their hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania.  Joe waged an eight-year battle against cancer while Rita, who kept up with her son and the boxers he represented by reading Boxingtalk, was diagnosed with the disease just a few months ago.  "I think my father hung on for so long because he was waiting for my mother, who passed more suddenly," said Emhoff.  "I know they are in a better place and they are not suffering any more.  I love them very dearly.  God bless them both."  Amen.