Ernest was a United States Marine.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly (nee Kincaid); daughter, Miki Arnold of Malabar, Florida; sons, Tony Arnold of Elk City, Oklahoma, Joseph Dempsey of Eaton Township; grandson, Abel Peppler; sisters, June (Ralph) Chapman of Virginia, Linda (John) Lewis of Grafton; brothers, Melvin (Joyce) of Eaton Township, Ron of Elyria and Steve of Wellington.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Erma (nee Woodrum); brothers, Charlie and Kenny.
Family will receive friends 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626. There will be no services. Burial will be private.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com