Ernest Bryan

Ernest “Ernie” A. Bryan  73, of Elyria, Ohio,  passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, at Mercy New Life Hospice, in Lorain, following a long illness.  He was born June 1, 1945, in Tunnelton.

Ernie was a retired pipe fitter  and was a member of the Elyria Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, NASCAR racing and traveling by motor home.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Judith K. (nee: Overfield); two daughters, Vicki G. Smith (Rob), of Elyria and Tracy L. Canning (Perry), of North Ridgeville; four grandchildren, Keith, Adrian, Savanna and  Petty Officer First Class Robert  A. “Robbie” (Alyssa); two great-grandchildren, Taylor Faye and Lily Regan and  brother, Ronald (Betty), of Rosine, Ky.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ardith (nee: Kisner) Bryan; a sister, Hallie Taylor and six brothers, Robert, John, George, James, Dallas and  Robert Allen.

The family will receive friends at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in  Elyria, from 4-7 p.m., on Friday, June 29 and at 1 p.m., on  Saturday, June 30, for the funeral service wihth Pastor George Gribben  officiating. Burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, in Amherst Twp.

Condolences: laubenthalmercado.com

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