Ernest Elsberry, Jr.

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.

Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.

4 thoughts on “Ernest Elsberry, Jr.

  • 2007/10/26 at 8:48 am
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    Regards to you and your family Wes.

  • 2007/10/26 at 1:33 pm
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    My condolences on your loss. I work with your cousin Jeff at Edison College.

  • 2007/10/27 at 6:28 pm
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    Thank you, Dave and Sindee.

    There will be services tomorrow and Monday for Ernest Jr. in Gainesville. My parents and my sister will be attending, if I heard things correctly (the cell phone connection was not very good). I don’t know whether the Thanksgiving memorial service is on or off at this point.

    Wesley

  • 2007/10/30 at 12:55 am
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    Casey and I send our condolences to you and your family, Wes.

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