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Emile Ernest (Ernie) Renaud, born to Emile R. Renaud and Gertrude (Marshall) Renaud on October 8, 1934 in Providence, RI. He passed into the arms of Jesus on November 11, 2012, from a long struggle with multiple illnesses. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Charlene (Charlie) Renaud. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, and second dad, Philip Castelli; sisters, Jean Beneditto, Sally Smith; and brother, Jimmy Marshall. Also survived by sister, Evelyn (Tootie) Archibald, Port Charlotte, and Teresa Nicol of Warwick, RI; and brother Philip Castelli, Warwick. He will also be greatly missed by his in-laws, Betty and Sam Rollings, Deltona, FL. Ernie proudly served in the U.S. Navy from the age of 17 years to 21 years old. He served aboard the USS Ault Destroyer during the Korean War. Ernie was employed many years in the automobile industry in Sales & Service. Also, an Entrepreneur, Jack of all Trades, anything to earn a dollar! He started a Jewelry business, sold cars and started Career Truck Toppers and Action Trailers in Tavares, FL. He and his wife, Charlie, were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders for several years. They were Public Relations for the Deltona Chapter for five years. He totally enjoyed the comradery on the road and of the many friendships he developed. The last few years he loved watching all the cowboy shows on TV. He would start about 2:00 p.m. everyday with Rawhide, Wagon Train, the Virginian, and Gunsmoke. Second to his wife, his greatest love of all was his family: daughters, Pamela Renaud, Virginia Beach, VA and Michelle Canto, Oviedo, FL; grandchildren, Christy, Amanda, Tristan, and Arianna. Also great-grandchildren, Aiden, Isaiah, Emily, Rowan, and Josiah. Also soon to arrive, Emma Grace. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, November 14, 2012), at the Baldauff Funeral Home, 1233 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012