Edward Thomas Ernst of Southold died April 22 at the age of 58.
He was born Feb. 26, 1953, in Flushing. He was a co-owner of Mill Creek Builders Ltd., and was a licensed yacht captain and a licensed private pilot. With his wife, Angela Norton, he owned a horse farm and was an activist in land preservation and conservation.
He is survived by his wife; his stepdaughter, Coriander Greer Smyth; his stepson, Damon Flynn Lish; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or North Fork Animal Welfare League.