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Francis Henry Ernest Jr.


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Francis Henry Ernest Jr. Obituary
Francis Henry Ernest Jr.

AGE: 86 • Lakewood

Francis "Frank" Henry Ernest Jr., age 86, of Lakewood, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Atrium of Matawan. Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived in Point Pleasant, then built a house in Brick, prior to moving to Lakewood in 2003. Frank worked as a Supervisor for NJ Bell Telephone Company in Brick. After his retirement from the phone company, he owned and operated D & F Telephone Company in Brick. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1953. Frank was a parishioner of St. Dominic's Church in Brick. He graduated St. Peter's Catholic School in Point Pleasant Beach. Frank was active in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the Brick Kiwanis.

Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank H. Ernest Sr. and Catherine (Schneider) Ernest, his son-in-law Bob Whiteford, his brother, and his sister. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanette (Grundke) Ernest of Lakewood; 4 sons, Frank, John, Kevin, and David and his wife Linda; 3 daughters Sharon Whiteford, Lyn Smithline and her husband Rob, and Debbie Casey and her husband Jack; many grandchildren, including David, his pride and joy, and many great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 2:45 PM at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.colonialfuneralgroup.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 26, 2017
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