Russell C. Ernest of Greenbank, WA, beforehand of Plainville and Marlboro, CT, handed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2019, with Debra Richardson, his life companion and spouse of over 40 years, by his aspect. Born September 15, 1947, the youngest baby of Roland and Regina Ernest, Russ grew up in Plainville, graduating from Plainville Excessive College in 1967. He served his nation within the Vietnam Conflict, 1969-1971, the place he was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Russ went on to have a profitable profession as a Grasp Plumber after which as a Plant Services Engineer with the State of Connecticut Division of Corrections. After retirement in 2003, Russ and Debra moved to Greenbank on stunning Whidbey Island, WA. Their dwelling was all the time open to household and pals with whom they shared many good occasions in addition to a love of touring and out of doors sports activities. Alongside together with his spouse, Russ is survived by his sisters Judith Pratt and husband Reginald of Neskowin, OR, and Martha Plona and husband Frank of Collinsville; and nephews Andrew and Christopher Plona of Collinsville. He additionally leaves his father-in-law Donald Richardson, sister-in-law Sherry Richardson and husband Jim Montague, brother-in-law Paul Richardson, nephew Simon and niece Hannah Montague, all of WA; and lots of expensive pals and relations in each CT and WA. He was predeceased by nieces Tammie Triplett and Lisa Clagett and nephew Larry Plona. A memorial service honoring his life was held in August on the couple’s dwelling in Greenbank, WA. A personal graveside ceremony will probably be held in Canton on the comfort of the household. These wishing to honor Russ’s reminiscence could make donations in his title to the CT Chapter of the American Parkinson Illness Affiliation, PO Field 248, Shelton, CT 06484.