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Ernest J. Mekenas

1927 - 2013 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Ernest J. Mekenas Obituary
Mekenas, Ernest J. 05/05/1927 ~ 07/08/2013 EL CAJON -- Ernie was born in Chicago. He served with the Army Engineers on the Manhattan Project. He and his wife June came to Calif. in 1953. He enjoyed his 20 years with Young's Market, and retired in 1995. He and June were married 64+ years. They were blessed with 6 children, 16 grand- children and 24 great- grandchildren. He passed on to them his old world values and a simple way of life. He was happiest surrounded by family and friends, smoking his pipe and enjoying his Brandy Manhattan. He was a Charter Member of Our Lady of Grace and past president of the Holy Name Society. Ernie was also the first president of the OLG parish counsel and a member of the Knights of Columbus. "Ernie the Great". He did it his way-with love and a zest for life. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17th.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 13, 2013
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