John Ernst

John August Ernst

Sunday, September 1st, 1929 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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John August Ernst, 90, of Wall died peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Care One at Hamilton Assisted Living. Mr. Ernst was an educator for the Jackson Township Board of Education for many years before retiring. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he resided in Wall Township for the last 46 years. He was a devout Catholic and longtime communicant of Holy Innocents RC Church in Neptune. John was a graduate of Colorado State College with a master’s degree in History. He proudly served his country in the US Navy as a dental technician from 1950 – 1952. John was a member and former treasurer of the Oceanaires Barbershop Group for over 30 years. He also was an active member of the German American Club for over 20 years. John also was an avid reader and some of his other pastimes included woodcarving, oil painting and crossword puzzles.
Mr. Ernst joins his wife, Anne (Reina) Ernst in heaven. Surviving are his son, Kevin Ernst and his wife, Kimberly of Pennington; daughter, Linda Cortez of Parlin; brother, James Ernst of Brooklyn, NY; and 2 granddaughters, Tara Ernst of Pennington and Sophie Cortez of Seattle, WA.
In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, entombment at St. Catharine’s Mausoleum will take place privately. A celebration of a life well lived will be planned at a later date. To send condolences to the family, please visit the Book of Memories within this site.
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    St. Catharine Cemetery & Mausoleum
    1000 West Chicago Blvd.
    SEA GIRT, NJ 08750
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Posted at 09:05pm
Remembering my father’s military service on this Memorial Day weekend.

Linda Cortez Posted at 12:08pm

Rest in peace dad..Youll always be in our hearts. Miss u so much daddy. Love always, linda

The Violanzis Family

Posted at 02:35pm
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are truly sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Bryant ,Erickson&Messina Families

Posted at 11:28am
With heartfelt condolences,
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The Prinos

Posted at 09:21am
We are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He spent an afternoon with my father one Summer day and although they had not previously met, both of these gentlemen appeared to enjoy sharing stories of times passed. You have our condolences at this difficult time.

Kevin and Kimberly

Posted at 11:26am
Yesterday, May 20, at 11:00, Kevin and I watched over John as he was brought from O’Brien Funeral Home to his final resting place next to his wife Anne at St. Catharine’s Mausoleum in Sea Girt.

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Yesterday, May 20, at 11:00, Kevin and I watched over John as he was brought from O’Brien Funeral Home to his final resting place next to his wife Anne at St. Catharine’s Mausoleum in Sea Girt.
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