Ernest Peter Dovolis
Ernest Peter Dovolis, 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, November 30, 2012 in Carmel, CA. He was born January 7, 1934 in Salinas, to Peter and Helene Dovolis, their only child. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1952. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force, he was an A tennis player in the Air Force league. He came back to Salinas and began his career in the produce industry. Eventually he owned and operated a successful produce brokerage business for many years. He married and had two sons, Kash and Angelo, to whom he was a wonderful, proud father. Sadly, his son Kash preceded him in death.
Ernie had a colorful life. He was known for being a sharp dresser, a great host, impeccable manners, and whistling. Always very social, he used to love playing tennis and dinner parties. In his later years, he enjoyed taking his daily morning stroll in downtown Carmel whistling and chatting with neighbors and friends. Ernie was a real Carmel character. He was known around Carmel for two reasons: getting kicked out of most ALL the restaurants and secondly for trading with everybody. He had his own cantankerous celebrity. He was a member of the American Legion and the Carmel Foundation.
Ernie is preceded in death by his parents Peter Dovolis and Helene Dovolis, and his son Kash Dovolis.
Ernie is survived by his son Angelo (Melanie) Dovolis; and his two grandchildren Nicole and Dalton Dovolis, all of Salinas.
At Ernie's request, a private memorial will be held by the family.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Central Coast, 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 or Carmel Foundation, Lincoln Street, Carmel, CA 93923
Arrangements by the Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
For more information: www.struveandlaporte.com