Ernest A. Stumpf, 89, of Laurel, N.Y., and Marco Island, Fla., passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2020, at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Ernest was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 12, 1931, to Mary and Ernest A. Stumpf. He graduated from St. John’s School of Business in Brooklyn. He then attended Long Island University, earning his master of science degree. After his education, Ernest moved on to be senior vice president for Esquire Inc., followed by serving as chief administrative officer for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He spent his final working years as the owner of a hardware store in Garden City, N.Y.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean, whom he married Oct. 17, 1959, in Franklin Square, N.Y. In addition, he is survived by his three sons, John Stumpf of Garden City, James Stumpf (Dianne) of Laurel, N.Y., and Michael Stumpf (Heidi) of White Plains, N.Y.; and grandchildren Eric, Jessica, Alex, Connor, Holly, Chris, Christina and Katherine. He is predeceased by his sister, Rose; his mother, Mary Stumpf; and his father, Ernest Stumpf.
Ernest was a devoted father and loved to golf. He enjoyed looking out on the Peconic Bay and going on the Grady White with his grandchildren. He also loved to travel with his wife, Jean. He was a 50-year member of the Franklin Square Volunteer Fire Department, a time in his life he held close to his heart. He was a spiritual man, involved in many church activities, including being a member of the Knights of Columbus in Marco Island, where he and his wife spent their winters, surrounded by friends. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. “We will carry your memory in our hearts.”
The family will receive visitors Friday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, N.Y. A funeral Mass will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck, N.Y.
This is a paid notice.