John Emerson Vilela

- August 11, 2019

John Emerson Vilela, 44, of Pittsburg, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital.

He is survived by his son, John Emerson Vilela II, of Joplin, MO; his father, Randy Vilela of Pittsburg, KS, his mother, Christine Vilela of Saint Cloud, MN;  a sister, Courtney Vilela of Saint Paul, MN; his nephews, Tommy, Quinn and Bodhi; his grandmother, Carrie Vilela of, Kapaa, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Vilela, his grandmother, Joan (Hospers) Emerson, and his grandfather, Dr. Edwin Emerson.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Frisco Event Center located at 210 E. 4th St, Pittsburg, KS. Friends may leave condolences online at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.


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