ERNST, Nicholas J., age 84 passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Nicholas is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose; son, Tim (Lana) Ernst; daughters, Jennifer (Bob) Dellaposta and Peg (Larry) Senne; sisters: Eileen Thobe, Doris Barlage, Susie Schalnat, and Jeanette Studer; brother, Fredrick Ernst; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is a veteran of the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Nicholas was a member of the Eagles, VFW Post 2800, and the American Legion. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:30am. Visitation will take place at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BELMONT CHAPEL, 648 Watervliet Ave at Fauver Ave, on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.