Ernest E. Girard, Jr., 84, of Melbourne Beach died Saturday at Holmes Regional Hospital. Ernie was born January 11, 1930, in Valley Falls, R.I. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Ernie III. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mim; his sister: Lyn (John) Wozniak of North Carolina; step daughters: Kris Rose of Texas, Kim Holliday of Georgia; Uncle Ben and Aunt Flo Chruma of Melbourne Beach; six grandchildren: Ernie IV, Eric, Ashley, Sean, Ericka, Kaitlyn; six great-grandchildren: Eli and Isabella Girard, and Nick, Madison, Dustin and Kevin Pendleton.
Ernie served as a medic for 20 years in the US Navy ad then worked for 25 years as a mail carrier with the US Post Office. He retired to Melbourne Beach and loved golf, working in the yard, and most of all, playing cards twice a week with his pinochle group.
We will all miss him (especially Penny and Tinker).