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Terry Leon Ernst
September 2, 1944 ~ June 26, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Terry Leon Ernst, Sr., 78, of Laureldale, died June 26, 2023, at Penn State Health – St. Joseph, Bern Township.
He was the loving husband of Lucille (Ulrich) Ernst with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born September 2, 1944, in Reading, he was a son of the late Leon C. and Anna M. (Sewell) Ernst.
Terry was a 1962 graduate of Reading High School.
He was employed as a truck driver for 30 years, last working with Windsor Service.
Terry was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Reading.
Surviving are his three children: Randy L., husband of Maria (Feliciano) Price of Blandon; Terry L. Ernst, Jr., husband of Nancy (Kinzer) Ernst; and Jeffrey S. Ernst, partner of Melissa Foose of Fleetwood.
Also surviving is his sister: Linda S. (Ernst), wife of Paul Heckman of Shoemakersville.
There are also six grandchildren: Kayla, Jeffrey, Helena, Colton, Alana, Chad, and Moses and three great grandchildren, Alyssa, Hailie, and Justine.
Terry was preceded in death by three siblings: Ronald E. Ernst, Shirley A. (Ernst) Julliano, and Karen G. (Ernst) Bozart.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow at Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 and/or Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604.
For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.