Cave, Sr., Ernest
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Aug. 23, 1924 - Oct. 2, 2013
Ernest. passed away at his home in Sarasota, where he lived with his son and daughter-in-law. Ernest was born in Warwick, Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor L (Mayor) Cave. He is survived by his daughters Linda Jones Palmer of Boulder CO, Gail A. Vasbinder of Cohutta, GA; and his son Ernest Cave, Jr. of Sarasota, FL and 7 grand children and 5 great-grand children.
Ernest grew up in Warwick, RI along with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Ernest was a veteran of WWII. He served in the Army Air Corp, 459 Bomb Group, 757 Bombardment Squadron from 1942 to 1945. His overseas duty was flying bomber missions, as an aerial engineer / waist gunner, over Germany from a base in Pulgia, Italy. He also served as a Drill Sergeant in St Petersburg, FL.
Ernest moved to Englewood, FL in 1964 and worked in home construction in Englewood, then bridge building all over Florida.
Services will be graveside only, at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, FL on Monday, Oct 7th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a donation to the Senior Friendship Center of Sarasota, where Ernest enjoyed spending his time with friends. Contact Charitable Giving Administrator @ 941.556.3253.
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013