In memory of Phillip Ernst who passed away on Nov. 26, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Phil was born on March 16, 1937 to Robert and Betty Ernst in Reading, PA and was one of 10 children. He served 4 years in the Uunited States Navy and moved to California upon his honorable discharge in 1962. Phil earned an Associates of Arts degree in electrical constuction and maintenance from LA Trade Tech and began working at Atomics International, which later became Boeing, in 1963. He retired from Boeing in 1997 and moved to Lake Isabella with his beloved wife Katherine. Phil and Kathy shared 31 wonderful years together traveling and enjoying their family. Phil also enjoyed golfing, cycling and helping others in the community. He is survived by his wife Katherine, two brothers, three sisters, son Phillip, son Bill (Julia), daughter Theresa (John) and grandchildren Brian, Luke, Amanda, Christina, Nathan, Travis, Colin, Jennifer, Brianna, Sean and Elias.
Funeral services to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Reception immediately following at Kern Valley Golf Course.