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ERNST, Richard (Dick) John (1934 - 2017) died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 after battling a short illness while at Hospice of Dayton. He is survived by his children Jeffrey (Maryellen), Lisa, and Leslie Alford (Robert), and grandson Joseph. Richard was preceded in death by his former wife Susan Ann (nee Carty), brother Robert Ernst, and loving partner Jeannie Traucht. Richard was born in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Syracuse University. From 1957 - 59, he served his country in the United States Army, PFC, 1st Battle Group, 28th Inf. HQ. Richard served his community throughout his lifetime. He was an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Centerville, serving as a deacon. Richard was an avid runner and reader, especially of world history. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, from 9:30-11:30am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 4865 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, 45440. The funeral service will immediately follow. Burial at Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Dayton at hospiceofdayton.org/donations. Condolences and other remembrances may be sent to family at www.routsong.com.

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