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Ernest Tyrone "Ty" Levesque


1940 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ernest Tyrone "Ty" Levesque Obituary
ERNEST TYRONE "TY" LEVESQUE, 74 AKA; Ernie, Ernesto, Big Ern, El Guapo, Grandpa, Papa and of course Dad. Moreno Valley, CA Ernest, a retired Captain from the California Department of Corrections and a US Navy Veteran of 8 years, passed away November 1st, 2014, in the presence of family members at his home in Moreno Valley, CA, from his battle with pancreatic cancer. Ernest was born February 10, 1940 at Loma Linda Hospital to Ernest and Annie Levesque of Riverside, CA; both preceded him into heaven. Ernest was raised in Riverside, CA, and graduated in 1957 from Riverside Poly High School. Ernest is survived by his brothers Travis Levesque (Georgia), Terry Levesque (Texas), and his sister Tammy Levesque (Georgia). Ernest entered the US Navy two weeks after graduation at the age of 17 and served eight years. Ernest was stationed in San Diego, California, Hawaii, Vietnam, and Philippines on the USS Oak Hill. Ernest is a proud Vietnam Veteran, Honorably Discharged in 1965 as a Radioman First Class Petty Officer (E-6). Prior to entering the Navy, Ernest worked for the Press Enterprise for 4 years as a Station Manager for distribution. Ernest met his wife Beverly in 1965, and married May 28, 1966, (Memorial Day Weekend) in Las Vegas, NV. Beverly preceded Ernest into heaven in 2012, from her battle with lung cancer after 46 years of marriage. Ernest was heart broken when he lost Beverly, but they are rejoicing together again in God's Kingdom. Ernest and Beverly had two children. He is survived by them and their spouses, his daughter Chyrill Sandrini and husband Bryon (Bakersfield, CA), and Scott Levesque and wife Kendall (Menifee, CA). Ernest joined the California Department of Corrections the same year they married in 1966 and worked at several different prisons throughout the State of California as he moved up in rank, living in Riverside, Norco, Tehachapi, Sonora (Jamestown), and settling in Moreno Valley for the past 30 years. Ernest retired as a Correctional Captain in 1995 after 30 years of honorable service with the State of California. Ernest is also survived by his precious grandchildren who meant the world to him and he was so proud of them all: Cassandra 20, Carlina 17, and Calliana 15 (Bakersfield, CA); and Maddison 8 and Tyler 6 (Menifee, CA). Ernest would always brag about how proud he was of his entire family that survives him, the many cousins, nieces, nephews, and many more. He loved them all so very much. Ernest was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Moreno Valley, CA, Post 8547. Ernest was a long time fisherman, shooter (CDC Range Master) and golfer. He also enjoyed watching all sports, especially "Angels Baseball" and enjoyed watching FOX News as a very passionate and loyal conservative. There will be time of reflection on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Miller-Jones Mortuary, Moreno Valley, California from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at Discovery Christian Church, Moreno Valley, California, Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:00am; followed by a Graveside Service for Ernest at the Riverside National Cemetery where he will be re-joined with his wife Beverly and they will be together for eternity.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 7, 2014
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