Averill Park- Ernest J. Maier Sr., 87, a longtime resident of Averill Park, died on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Van Rensselaer Manor after a long illness. Born October 24, 1932 and raised in Troy, Ernie was the son of the late Francis J. and Louise Schollhorn Maier and husband of 56 years to the late Margaret C. Kelly Maier. Ernie was a graduate of Troy High class of 1950 and served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954 and he attained the rank of Corporal.
From 1950-1952 Ernest was employed at General Electric, Schenectady, Montgomery Wards, Tech Hughes and Simmons Machine & Tool. He continued working at Simmons after returning from Korea.
In 1956 he became employed by the New York State Police, retiring in 1976. He then worked for the US Postal Service as a Clerk-Carrier, retiring in 1991. Ernest was a member of the Police Benevolent Assoc., Life Member of the VFW Post 7338, in East Greenbush, Life Member of the American Legion Post 1489 in Wynantskill, United Federation of Police Officers, Retired Public Employees Association, Veterans of Lansingburgh, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He also served in the National Guard from 1947-1950, making him eligible to join (VUMS) Veterans Underage Military Service.
Ernest was the proud father to Colleen (Dean) Barkman, Wilma (Arthur) Mosley, Sharon (Fred) Finn, Ernest (late Judy) Maier Jr., Monica (Jim) Hardy, Frank (Pam) Maier and the late Robert (Meg) Maier, a sister Helen (Anthony) Thomas. He was the proud grandfather of 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughter. Ernest was the brother of the late Frances Yager, Dorothy Marschilok, Marie Kennedy, Paul and Anthony Maier.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call 4-7 pm on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake Averill Park.
In accordance with mandated guidelines, masks, social distancing and occupancy limits will be observed.
The Funeral Service will be private for the family.
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, East Schodack
If desired donations in memory of Ernest J. Maier Sr. may be made to the American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave. Wynantskill, NY 12198.
Visit www.perrykomdat.com for directions and a private guestbook.
October 12, 2020
Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel
Averill Park, NY