Richard R. Ernst, Sr., 76, of Holland Township

Richard R. Ernst, Sr.

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ – Richard R. Ernst, Sr., 76, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home.

Born December 1, 1938 in Staten Island, NY, Richard lived in Roselle, NJ for 40 years before moving to Holland Township 11 years ago. Richard served in the US Marine Corps during peacetime from 1956 to 1958. He was a truck driver for W.J. Casey in Branchburg, NJ for over 40 years before retiring. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Teamsters Union 408 in Union, NJ.

Son of the late Richard B. and Jean (Fisher) Ernst, Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Rosemarie Ernst, his son Richard R. Ernst, Jr. and his wife Danielle of Bridgewater, NJ, his daughters Joanne Snyder and her husband Dan of Woodbridge, NJ, Angela Lotano and her husband Vincent of Westfield, NJ, and Theresa Verdi and her husband John of Holland Township, NJ, his sister Lynn Bond of Scotch Plains, NJ, and his eight grandchildren Matthew, Rachel, Angela, Theresa, Claudia, Joseph, Victoria, and Logan.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 5 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. Visitation will also be held on Sunday from 2-5 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrier Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.