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Leo "Red" Ergish


1924 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Leo "Red" Ergish Obituary
After a brave fight with cancer, Leo "Red" Ergish peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, surrounded by family. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3001 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford. Interment: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorials: St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3001 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021. Leo was born to Clara and Leo A. Ergish in Chicago, Ill., on June 2, 1924. A good Christian gentleman, he raised his family with a passion beyond compare. He led a life as an exemplary positive role model and was a true patriarch who will be deeply missed. His ingenuity and inventiveness led to many hobbies. He enjoyed traveling, repairing automobiles and later in life became interested in carving. During his 30-year military career, he was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veteran. He retired from the Air Force in 1973. Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elaine. Survivors: His wife, Janye Ergish; children, Kathleen Fryske, Karen Harris (John David), Gary Ergish (Terry), Susan Burkholder and Amie Lay (Mitch); 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 20, 2013
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