Raymond F. Ernst

February 07, 1939 - October 09, 2022

Visitation: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 2-4,6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10 am; Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church

Raymond F. Ernst
Age 83, of Jackson Twp., passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022. Born February 7, 1939, son of the late Raymond and Madeline (Schmid) Ernst. Beloved husband of Arlene (Paulat) Ernst and the late Marianne Ernst; loving father of Elaine (Paul) Davis, Raymond J. (Mary Ann) Ernst, Jennifer (Chris) Ross, and the late Joyce Marie, and a baby boy; step-father of Kristin (Ken) Hackworth, and Shannon Collins; grandfather (pap) of Damian Lyle, Trista Lyle, David Gracyzk, Michael (Tara) Davis, Raymond S. Ernst, Matthew (Shannon) Groesch, Jonathan Davis, Makenna Collins, Emma Hackworth, Julia Ross, Alex Ross, Aidan Collins, and Rowan Collins; great grandfather of Santini, Alayah and Liam Ernst; brother of the late Eileen Schmitt. Ray is also survived by his best friend, Bernie Jockell, and many loving relatives and friends who will all miss him dearly.

Ray was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler. He enjoyed playing cards and travelling and was also known to make a joke or two or sing without warning.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 am at Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Ray’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • Nancy Hinkel Carlson

    Hi Arlene. Our deepest sympathy to you!
    Our love to you as you go forward into 2023 too one day at a time. Hope we can connect with you. Love. Cousin Nancy. Xxx

  • Peggy & Matey Yalch

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. He was a true gentleman and we enjoyed his special sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Arlene & families.

  • robert waag

    So sorry for your Loss.

  • Connie (Jockel) Lee

    Ernst family, I know I speak for all of the Jockels when I say what a wonderful, joyful guy Big Ray was. We loved spending time with you all. My dad is especially heartbroken at the loss of Ray, his birthday buddy. He, and we, will pray for a peace that transcends understanding.


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