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(Age 94)  

Of Round Hill, VA and a native Washingtonian, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 while on his way home from Inova Loudoun Hospital. Ernie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, and brother. He was in the Army for 5 years and served in Europe in World War II as a Sargent and head of the Quartermaster Depot in London. Ernie was a professional golfer and a lifetime member of the Middle Atlantic Section of the Professional Golfers' Association of America. He started his golfing career as a caddy at Columbia Country Club in Maryland, and he was a leading amateur before turning professional. He then became an assistant professional at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. In 1954, he founded the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA and was the head golf professional for 30 years. Upon retirement, he enjoyed his family, horses, and cattle on the Twisted K Ranch in Round Hill, VA.
Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Louella Garlem, parents, Theodore and Mabel Garlem, and sister Elinor Garlem Burton. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Karen Lee and Aaron Glenn Kester, son, Ernest Garlem Jr., brother and sister-in-law Everett and Shirley Garlem, brother-in-law Warren Burton, and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday November 20 at Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 21 at the funeral home at 10 a.m. The burial will follow in Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Round Hill, VA, and friends will gather afterwards at Twisted K Ranch.
The family requests memorial contributions to the PGA Middle Atlantic Section, 1 PGA Drive, Stafford, VA 22554.
Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2012
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