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ANDREW OVSAK FUNERAL HOME
190 S 4TH ST
LEHIGHTON, PA 18235-2037
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Ernest E. Blocker

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Ernest E. Blocker Obituary
Blocker, Ernest E.Ernest E. Blocker, 89, of 341 N. 7th St., Lehighton passed away Thursday, April 24 at The Weatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly, PA. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Gerber Blocker who died on Jan. 30, 2010. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Elmer and Ella Bryfogel Blocker. He served our country with the US Army during WW II in the Ardennes, Central Europe, & Rhineland campaigns attaining the rank of TECH 5. He was previously employed for over 30 years at Gerstlauer's Dairy, Lehighton, as a Service Manager and later for Zimmerman's Dairy, Lehighton, in the same capacity. From 1971-1975, he was the owner/operator of Ernie's Garage in Lehighton. He later helped to form Blocker Enterprises where he was the Dealer Principal and worked for the family business until his retirement in 1995. Even after retirement, Ernie was a common sight at the family dealership with his wife and served as a helper and customer greeter. His famous quote was "The first 100 years are the roughest". He was a member of Zion UCC, The Pocono Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club, and held Life Memberships at The Lehighton American Legion Post 314, & Lehigh Fire Co. #1. In his spare time, he cherished gatherings with his family and relatives, especially at their outings at Blocker's swimming pool. Survivors: Surviving are two sons, Dennis and his wife Joyce of Mahoning Valley, Terry and his wife Christina of Lehighton, a brother, Elwood Blocker and his wife Mary Jane of Lehighton; 1 granddaughter, Shannon Blocker of Lehighton; 3 step-grandchildren, Jared Kelowitz, Geoffrey Kelowitz, Jocelyn Holland; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters, Matrona Smith, Thelma Miller, Charlotte Solt, and 4 brothers, Willard, Ronald, Donald, and Richard. Services: Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Zion UCC, 225 Iron St. Lehighton with the Rev. Allen L. Heckman officiating. Call 9-11 a.m. at the church. Interment with Full Military Honors under the direction of the Lehighton Area UVO in The Lehighton Cemetery. Contributions: Memorial Contributions in his name may be made to the church at 18235. Online condolences can be offered at: www.ovsakfh.com
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 26, 2014
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