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Ernest G. "Ernie" Luke
Ernest G. "Ernie" Luke, 77, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 30, 1942 in Kittanning, the son of Guy S. and Grace (Adams) Luke.
Ernest lived in the Kittanning area all his life and graduated from Kittanning High School. He honorably served in the US Army and in the National Guard Post #876 Engineers Division of Ford City. Ernest previously worked as a heavy equipment operator for Amerikohl, Hawk Contracting and Rupp Brothers Construction. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and the Kit-Han-Ne Car Club, and was a life member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #203. Ernest enjoyed attending car shows, tractor pulls and drag racing.
He will be remembered with love by his son, Kevin A. Luke and wife, Tami, of Kittanning; daughters, Jean A. Peters and husband, John, of Kittanning, and Robyn E. Lenhart and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Victoria Steele and husband, Dylan, Amber Scrivani and husband, Rich, Stephanie Black, Tyler Peters and fiance, Tera Hooks, and Sara Peters and fiancé, Hunter Elkin; great-grandchildren, Corvo, Timberlynn, Cole, Ivy and Kinley; brother, Ronald Luke, of Apollo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Dawnisie E. (Farester) Luke, whom he married September 7, 1968 and who died January 30, 2018.
The family will receive friends from 2 - 8 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, where the BPOE Elks Lodge # 203 will hold a memorial service at 7 PM.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at the funeral home, with Rev. Kathy Davis officiating.
Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, PA.
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