Ernest C. “Ernie” Baughman

Ernest C. “Ernie” Baughman, 85, of 116 Gerber Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at his residence.

He was born May 2, 1927 in Shippenville, PA, son of the late Alfred and Muriel Wingard Baughman.  He had also made his home with his aunt and uncle, Robert and Mertyl Kirkland.  He attended schools in Hallton and Mundorf.  He had worked for Brockway Glass, retired from the Stackpole Carbon Company, where had had worked for 38 years and drove school bus for more than 50 years.

On May 15, 1948 in St. Marys, he married Bertha L. Gerber, who survives.  He is also survived by a daughter, Shari Mazzaferro and her husband, John of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Thomas Ehrensberger, Timothy Wonderling, Tanya Brett and John Wingate; six great grandchildren, Tommy, Kristen and Alexis Ehrensberger; Austin and Alicia Wonderling; and Danica Charles.  Also surviving is a sister, Joanne (Robert) Yeager of Ridgway; two brothers, William (Donna) Baughman of Livingston, TX and Cecil (Lorraine) Baughman of New Jersey; two sisters-in-law, Donna Baughman and Gloria Baughman; one half-sister; two stepbrothers; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ann Ehrensberger and her husband William “Bill” and their children, Robbie, Kristen and Kenny Wayne, who died in the Toccoa Falls, GA flood in 1977.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Craig; two brothers, Robert Baughman and Dennis Baughman; and by a half-sister.

Mr. Baughman was a member of the First United Methodist Church, was a coin collector (member of the Tri-County Coin Club), raised and sold blueberries, enjoyed gardening and selling at the farmers market.  He was a member of the Bootjack Grange and the Elk Counthy Fair Committee.  He enjoyed his morning coffee with friends at McDonalds and enjoyed his cats, especially Charlie.

Funeral services for Mr. Bachman will be held in the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Chris Kindle, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Munderf Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Carol and Cal Grabofski January 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Dear Bertie and family,
Although we are far away, we still miss our old friends at the Methodist Church in St. Marys. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. I know he will be missed.

Patty Nevins January 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

To Bertha, Shari and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of Ernie. He was a very nice man.

Denise Sarnoski January 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

To “Ernie’s” Family:
I had the pleasure of knowing him thru Peggy and Bill years ago and also when I worked for the bus lines. Always had that smile on his face and a pleasure to know. Prayers go out to all at this time. God Bless.

Gerri and Mike Ireland January 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

So very sorry for loss, Sheri and Bertha! Your dad and husband was the nicest person ever. I still remember him driving our bus and that was 26 years ago! I will never forget him and saddened by his sudden passing. May you all find comfort that eases the pain from your loss in the arms of family and friends.

John & Anette VanAlstine Gerber January 29, 2013 at 7:10 am

So many memories! We will be praying for your family. Love you all!

Steve and Helen Bonanno January 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I am sure (as we mentioned before) that Peggy, Bill and the kids were all waiting for him and welcomed him with great jubilation. I know that my Mom and Dad were there, too. Ernie truly was a special man and I will never, ever forget the special song that he always sang to me. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Denise Lengel January 30, 2013 at 12:10 am

Shari and Bert, I’m so sorry to hear about Ernie. What a wonderful man he was with the ability to make everyone around him smile!! Many prayers going out for you both and your whole family…Love you so much!!

Bonnie (Burns) Edder January 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm

So sorry to hear about Ernie. I will remember all the times we made sausage for many years to come. Our love to you. I will let my mom know.
Love, Bonnie

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