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Ernest W. Vaupel 1937-2021

BOARDMAN — Ernest W. Vaupel, 83, passed away after a struggle with cancer, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Ernest, known by his family and friends as “Ernie,” was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Youngstown, son of the late Harry and Edith Davies Vaupel.

He attended South High School in Youngstown and was a lifelong area resident. After high school, Ernie served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957 and received an honorable discharge.

After serving in the military, he returned to the Youngstown area and worked for East Ohio Gas Company, retiring as an inspector in 1993, after 30 years of service.

Ernie was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Youngstown. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed sky diving, scuba diving, power parachuting, trap shooting, fishing and just being in the great outdoors.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Dorothy “Dottie” Jordan, whom he married Nov. 30, 1957; three daughters, Wendy (Greg) Gallagher of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jill (John) Kernan of Dublin and Sharon (Greg) Sawyer of Boardman; six grandchildren, Ryan (Laura) Kernan, Shannon Kernan, Megan Sawyer, Rachel Gallagher, Katelyn Sawyer and Julia Gallagher; one great-grandson, Nathan Kernan. He also leaves his best friend and brother-in-law, Stephen Jordan and his wife Donna of Saunderstown, R.I., and their children.

Family and friends may call Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, followed by a funeral service at noon at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark A. Thompson officiating. Due to COVD-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, wear a mask. Interment will take place in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice – Greater Youngstown, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6100 Rockside Woods, Blvd. N, No. 445, Independence, OH 44131, in memory of Ernie.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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