Ernest A. Eastman December 27, 1927 - September 6, 2013 Ernest Eastman passed away quietly on September 6, 2013, of natural causes. He was 85 years old. Ernest was born on December 27, 1927, to Harry and Jennie (Taffe) Eastman in Dayton, OH. He married Marcia J. Schalosky on October 21, 1948, and has been a resident of Grand Junction for 41 years. Ernest was a retired toolmaker. He served in the Navy from March, 1945, to August, 1946; and then in the Navy and Air Force Reserves from 1946 to 1957. Ernest was a member and past president of Full Gospel Businessmen's. He enjoyed fishing, horses, hunting and history. Ernest was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Eastman; his two sisters, Madelyn Ducker and Dorothy Gibson; and his daughter, Joyce Ann Sowers. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; his sons, Richard (Sherry) Eastman, Troy, OH; Robert (Marilyn) Eastman, Austin, TX, and James (Shaunalee) Eastman, Grand Junction, CO; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Martin Mortuary from 5 -7:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Grand Junction Martin Mortuary at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Jerry Gonzales presiding. Memorial contributions can be made to Hope West Hospice of Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013