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Ernest W. Renfer, III


Ernest W. Renfer, III, 72, of Suscon, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home. He was born February 27, 1947 and was the son of the late Ernest W. Renfer Jr. and Erna (Appel) Renfer.

He was a very active member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He served as a Eucharist Minister for the parish and was very active in all Parish related functions. Ernest was a very spiritual person. He was also active with the apostolic movement of the Roman Catholic Church, The Cursillo De Cristiandada, and he was very proud of obtaining his 4th degree within the Knight Of Columbus, JFK Division, of Pittston.

A 1965 graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston, Ernest was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bowling. He worked many years for Zamber Sporting Goods, Duryea, Krispy Cream Donut, and was currently employed by the PA State Forestry Department. He was always very proud to Play Smokey the Bear every year for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources yearly event.

Ernest was a loving brother, uncle and friend and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his brother, William Renfer and wife Ginger, of Hughestown, sisters; Rosemary Yanchulis and husband Edward, of Suscon and Christine Galonis, of Hamburg, PA. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to Queen of The Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA 18641.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2019, at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Monday evening, July 1, from 5-8pm at the church. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church on Tuesday morning. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the mass. Interment services will be private.

Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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