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Ernest "Ernie" F. Micheli
Ernest (Ernie) Frank Micheli, Sr. was born in Salinas on July 17, 1929 and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, after battling cancer.
Ernie loved to hunt, fish, cook, build model airplanes, watch westerns, was an avid Forty Niner and SF Giants fan and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, International Miniature Aircraft Assoc. and founding member of the Salinas Area Modelers.
He started Micheli Custom Woodworks in 1969 and with pride, built custom cabinetry for many homes and offices around the Monterey Bay.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Micheli O'Connor and son, Gary Micheli.
Ernie is survived by four children, Ernest (Mickey) Micheli, Cathy Meyer, Mark Micheli, Tracy Micheli; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., at the Harvestlands Church, 327 Pajaro St., Salinas.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com.
Published in The Salinas Californian on Sept. 10, 2013