Ernest, Elton W. ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. Elton William Ernest, 71, passed away on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. He was born on December 26, 1942 in Albany, son of the late Elton Kenneth and Marie (DeRusso) Ernest. He worked at IBM as a programmer for 30 years. He took pride in his service in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965. Elton is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eileen Ernest of Essex Junction; his two children, son Elton Kenneth Ernest and his wife Hannah of South Burlington, Vt., and daughter Elizabeth Aldrich and her husband Robert of Monkton, Vt.; three siblings, brothers, Ronald Ernest and William Ernest and his sister Linda Rowinski; and four grandchildren, Robert "Will" Aldrich, Emily Aldrich, Ashley Aldrich and Elton Ernest. Per Elton's wishes there will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Church, Essex Junction, with the Rev. Charles Ranges, S.S.E. officiating. Inurnment will follow in the family lot in Holy Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Parish Hall Building Fund, 4 Prospect St., Essex Junction, VT 05452 or to a
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 6, 2014