Donald E. Ernst, 72

JAN. 13, 1941-APRIL 10, 2013

April 13, 2013

Donald E. Ernst, 72, of Black Rock Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 13, 1941, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John G. Ernst Sr. and Catherine E. (Aumen) Ernst.

He was a 1958 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was honorably discharged in 1965.

He was an electrician for nearly 40 years and a member of IBEW Union Local 26 in Washington, D.C., retiring in 2003.

He is survived by aunt and uncle, Robert E. and Janet Ernst of Hagerstown; brother, John G. Ernst Jr. of Hagerstown; sister, Susan C. Sumpter of Williamsport; and nieces, nephews and some of the best friends a man could ever ask for, Joe Harsh and Jeff Dayhoff.

Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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