Ernest Ray Stern, 87, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on March 4, 2022, at his home in Quecreek. Born October 27, 1934, in Stoystown, he is the son of the late Earl and Viola (Hockensmith) Stern. Also preceded in death by brothers; Earl Jr., Benjamin, Jack, Herb, Frank, Bill, and sisters: Helen, Mary Ellen, Alice, Rose, and Dorothy. He is survived by his wife Gloria (Chronowski) Stern, children; Greg Stern and wife Mary of Boswell and Suzanne Felix and husband Thomas of Lusby, MD. Grandchildren: Jordan and Jared Stern and Collin Felix and great-grandchildren; Colby and Charlie Stern. Brother of Marlin and Emily (Livingston) Stern of Davidsville, Brother-in-law of Ethel Stern of Bedford, and Thelma Stern of Stoystown. Ernest was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, US Army Veteran, and former co-owner of Ernie and Greg Stern Painting and Wallpaper. He was a lifetime member of Jenner Rod and Gun Club and Somerset Oddfellow’s Lodge #438. Ernie was a passionate fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden, deer hunting, and spending time with his family. At Ernie’s request, there will be no viewing. A funeral mass will be held Thursday at 11 am at All Saints Catholic Church, Boswell, Father Aron Maghsoudi celebrant. Committal in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Jennerstown. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Interim Hospice for their love, kindness, and support. A special thanks for the tender care afforded by Katie and Kathy. Arrangements under the direction of the ROBERT H. HALVERSON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com.
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