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Ernest Joseph Koenig

April 23, 1924 ~ January 14, 2019 (age 94)
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ERNEST (ERNIE) JOSEPH KOENIG, age 94, of Wickliffe, passed away quietly on Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Mary of the Woods Skilled Nursing Facility in Avon, OH.

  Beloved husband of the late Rita (Silvester) Koenig; dear father of Ronald, Marylou (William) Hornung and Robert (Cindy); grandchildren Ashleigh and Ian Koenig; Eric, Nicole, Brett and Alex Hornung and Bryan, Adam and Emilee Koenig, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  Ernie was born April 23, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Anthony and Anna (Kraker) Koenig; brother of the late Edward Koenig survived by MaryKay LaJoice.

  Ernie was a 1942 graduate of Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His professional career started at White Motors and ended as owner of Co-Flo Systems, Inc. Ernie was a veteran of WWII (Army).

  Throughout his life Ernie was active in a leadership capacity with numerous organizations. The Newman Club at CSU, The German (EOUV) Club (president), Cayomaw Club, Denim Dancers (founding member & president), Mount Carmel Players (founding member), Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Troop 84 (scout 

(William) Hornung and Robert (Cindy); grandchildren Ashleigh and Ian Koenig; Eric, Nicole, Brett and Alex Hornung and Bryan, Adam and Emilee Koenig, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  Ernie was born April 23, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Anthony and Anna (Kraker) Koenig; brother of the late Edward Koenig survived by MaryKay LaJoice.

  Ernie was a 1942 graduate of Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His professional career started at White Motors and ended as owner of Co-Flo Systems, Inc. Ernie was a veteran of WWII (Army).

  Throughout his life Ernie was active in a leadership capacity with numerous organizations. The Newman Club at CSU, The German (EOUV) Club (president), Cayomaw Club, Denim Dancers (founding member & president), Mount Carmel Players (founding member), Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Troop 84 (scout master & founding member), CYO One-Act Play Festival (director), CYO Annual Musical (founder & director), Wickliffe Civic Center (WICCI - founding member and president), Wickliffe Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Posts 7 and 678, Wickliffe Hall of Fame Inductee (1996), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival (founding member and chairman).

  The family offers thanks to the staff at St. Mary of the Woods for their care and kindness throughout Ernie’s illness.

  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (Wickliffe). Interment is a private ceremony at Whitehaven Cemetery, Mayfield, OH. A gathering of family and friends will take place immediately following the service.

  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his name to the Cathedral Latin Alumni Association, 5247 Wilson Mills Rd #175, Richmond Heights , OH 44143, 216-694-9999, or on-line at www.clatin.com or to the CYO Catholic Charities Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office, Diocese of Cleveland, 7911 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102, 216-334-1261, or on-line at www.ccdocle.org/donate.

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