Last weekend, I was in Florida and visited my uncle, Ernest Elsberry, Jr. He was having complications from a failure of a replacement mitral valve. Despite the fatigue and pain, we were able to talk about bird dogs and hunting in central Florida, among other things.
Ernest Jr. had a career in the US Customs service, with most of that service being in the Miami area. When he retired, the family moved to Gainesville.
I just got a call from my father to tell me that Ernest Jr. died earlier today. What I’ve been told so far is that we will likely have a memorial service after Thanksgiving.