John G Ernst

d. 1 May 2014
John G. Ernst
May 1, 2014
John G. Ernst
Deceased 5/1/2014
     John G Ernst died on 1 May 2014; John Gilbert (Pappy) Ernst Jr., 76
John Gilbert (Pappy) Ernst Jr., 76, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home with his loving children by his side. Born July 18, 1937, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late John Gilbert Ernst Sr. and Catherine (Aumen) Ernst. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosealie L. Ernst, on March 17, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force. He was previously employed with Wolf and Son Construction for many years. He was a member of Calvary Temple in Williamsport. Md. He was a member of Washington County AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown. John is survived by his daughters, Gina Draper and Lori Strite; a son, Dennis Vangosen; sister, Susan Sumper and husband, Paul. In addition to other family members, Debbie Ernst, Gary Ernst, Gina Ernst and Ann Ernst; five grandchildren, Amber Rose Draper, Misty Hott, Gregory Strite Jr., Stephanie Turner and Jamie Kershner; nine great-grandchildren, Myleigh Dyer, Madi Dyer, Ella Strite, Ava Strite, Makenna Kershner, Austin Hott, Haley Hott, Kyle Hott and Payton Blickenstaff and four other grandchildren; and his best friend, Zoie “his dog” and companion for many years.
John is preceded in death by a son, Steven W. Turner.
A very special thanks to Hospice of Washington County.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar lawn Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided at the cemetery by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps. League of Hagerstown.
The family will receive friend on Thursday one hour before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
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