Thomas Ernest

May 7, 1945 - March 11, 2020
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Thomas R. Ernest, 74, of New Philadelphia, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in New Dawn Retirement Community at Dover.

Born in Cleveland, he was the son of the late I. Dale and Elizabeth J. (Ritter) Ernest. Tom was a member of the very first class at Starlight School in New Philadelphia and also a member of Fir…

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Thomas R. Ernest, 74, of New Philadelphia, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in New Dawn Retirement Community at Dover.

Born in Cleveland, he was the son of the late I. Dale and Elizabeth J. (Ritter) Ernest. Tom was a member of the very first class at Starlight School in New Philadelphia and also a member of First Christian Church at New Philadelphia. Tom had many interests but his favorite things were watching old cowboy movies and television shows like Gunsmoke and Bonanza.

Surviving are his sister, Barbara J. Ernest of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ernest of Dover; three nieces, Jodi (Matt) Webb, Kathi (Charles) Morris and Kim Ernest (Monte Sherrell) and a nephew Mike (Beth) Ernest.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Richard D. Ernest, is also deceased.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held with Pastor David Carrick officiating. The family requests that, in memory of Tom, memorial contributions be made to either Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or a charity of the donor’s choice. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling the service arrangements.

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In keeping with the family’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held.


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Born: May 7, 1945
Died: March 11, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

John Carson (Margaret Ritter Carson's son) posted on 4/10/20

To Ernest Family: So very sorry to learn of Tom’s death. Have so many fond memories of Tom, as well as Richard and Barbara when we were growing up and visiting our Grandma and Grandpa Ritter. Although it’s been four or five years since I’ve been in New Philly and have seen him, I think of him often. He was always happy to see us, (his cousins,) and we always had a good time together. Rest in Peace Tom.

 

Maureen ( Ernest) Baxter posted on 3/15/20

Barbara, So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. You were an awesome sister and Tom’s life was truly blessed by you.

 

Shirley King posted on 3/14/20

Barb, You have our sympathy in the passing of Tom You took such good care of him - treasure your memories May God comfort you with His peace and surround you with His love In Christian love, Merle & Shirley King

 

Ethelyn Eichel posted on 3/13/20

Barbara you and your family have my deepest sympathy. Ethelyn Eichel

 

Jan speicher posted on 3/11/20

I am so sorry to here of Tom's passing. You were a wonderful sister to him for all those years may he rest in peace and be whole again. Blessings to you as you go on with your life. Love, Jan Haswell Speicher

 

Eileen (Burke) Johnson posted on 3/11/20

Dear Barbara and Family...My fond memories of Tommy were of him coming with Dale to my dad's barber shop. He was always so cheerful and full of life back then. My sympathy to you and your loved ones. He was fortunate to have such a loving family.

 

Mary Leeper posted on 3/11/20

To Tom's Family: Please know that we are thinking of you since our sister Betty was also in the first class with Tom at Starlight School. They were dear friends all through school and then for many years at the workshop. Both sets of our parents worked so very hard to see Starlight become a reality. Betty always spoke so highly of her friend Tom; we're sure they are swapping stories right now. Betty died this past January 24. What good memories both families have of their "angels on earth". Our sympathy to all of you. The Scolati Family

 

Frank Leone posted on 3/11/20

Barbara and all the Ernest family ,you have my deepest sympathy ,in this time of loss and sorrow., your in my deep thoughts and prayer ,Frank Leone

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 3/11/20

Oh Barb my heart breaks to read this. Fly High Tom, reunited with your parents. With deepest sympathy Tim and Mary Meiser

 

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