A photo of Ernest C. “Ernie” George, Jr.

Ernest C. “Ernie” George, Jr.

Born June 23, 1951

Ernest C. George, Jr., age 66 , passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Born on June 23, 1951 in Wilmington, DE, Ernie was a son of the late, Ernest George, Sr. and Louise (Popo) George.

He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Ernie worked for the DuPont Company as an electrician from 1980-1996, then continued his passion as an electrician and went to work for General Motors, retiring after 13 years of dedicated service.

In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music, especially the Blues and will be remembered for his love of cycling, walking and reading. Ernie was a member of VFW Post #475 in Newark and the UAW.

He is survived by his three sons, Jason C. George, Nicholas A. George and Derrick M. George all of Newark; sister, Rosemary Steve of Newark; brother, John George of Elkton, MD; grandaughter, Carli Marie George, as well as by many dear friends.

A gathering for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening, December 5, 2017 from 5 until 7:00 pm, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 7:00 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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26 Condolences for Ernest C. “Ernie” George, Jr.

  • To the George Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  • Our deepest sympathy!!! Thoughts & prayers to the family.

  • To Bitsy and family, so truly sorry for the loss of your Ernie. Though there are no words to express the sorrow and depth of your grief, please know we love you, and keep you in thoughts and prayers. May the fond memories of your Ernie lightened the burden in your hearts.

  • My sympathy for the loss of friend and father Ernie goes out to the George family.
    Ernie was one of a kind and I’m sure the Blues Music he so loved will be playing for him in heaven.

    Love to all,

    Brooke

  • So lucky to have been his Friend. I will miss his visits to Tampa with Sam and Steve

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bitsy and the boys. Thank you Ernie for time you spent with Johnny and Josh. they have very fond memories of you!

  • What a great neighbor and friend who will be greatly missed. My sympathy, thoughts,and prayers go out to each and every one of his family and friends. RIP Ernie

  • I was so very sad to hear of Ernie’s passing. Every time I saw Ernie he was fun to be around and had that great sense of humor. I will miss seeing him at our Alumni get-togethers. My deepest sympathy to Ro, Bitsy & the boys. Much love & many prayers for all, Sally

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Rosemary, Jason Nick Derrick and Bitsy my thoughts and Prayers are with you!! Will surely miss him as a neighbor and friend! R.I.P. Ernie!!

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Ernie. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. He was a wonderful and helpful friend to Joe.
    R.I.P. Ernie

  • So very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. We had just seen him on a couple of occasions recently. May he rest in peace.

  • My deepest sympathy to the George family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ernie will be greatly missed.

  • My deepest Sympathy to Ernie’s Family, Only precious memories you have now, I met Ernie through our friend Sam @ a UAW function in Florida, he was an interesting person to meet an talk to, may he be blessed by God, and my prayers are for the family to be comforted.

    Rich Lewis Local 1212

  • Rosemary & Family, We send our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your brother. May he rest in peace. I just viewed the video…what a beautiful tribute to Ernie. Take care & our thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

  • i don’t really exactly know what to say but my grandfather was the most amazing person ever. he was my best friend and i will miss him a lot, i think we all will. he believed in me to do big things. after a little while of calling him poppop he decided for me to call him Nonno (grandfather) and so that’s what i called him. we would have so much fun going on bike rides, going over to the neighbors house and playing with the dog to going on trips to the dollar store everyday and having sleepovers all the time with my 2nd cousin kaleigh, one time we did his nails ,makeup and hair. I’ve always had fun with him even if it was sitting out back and talking to him. i love him and always will. he will be remembered and never forgotten. in our minds and in our hearts always.

  • Dear Rosemary & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. May he rest in peace. Please know that he will be in our thoughts & prayers. Take care & our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

  • Dear Rosemary, John, Bitsi, Jason, Nick, and Derrick, I am so saddened to hear of Ernie’s sudden passing. He was always kind, honest (even if you didn’t want to hear it), fun loving, and quick witted. I have many fond memories of our family get togethers growing up and gatherings as adults with all of our children. I will always treasure those memories. I hope you all find some comfort knowing he was loved. Sending my love and sincerest sympathy.

  • Dear George Family/Rosemary and extended family:
    I am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. Please accept my sincere heart felt condolences. May God bless you all and give you strength and always remember all of your wonderful memories of Ernie. He was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed.

    With Love, Cheryl Troiani, Gland

  • So sorry to hear this, prayers for Ernie and his family.

  • Dear George and Steve Families,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Ernie’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. We will remember Ernie with the fondest of memories.

  • Omg!! Erie was such a great guy! He was always so nice and always had a smile on his face. Sending condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  • I want to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Ernie. He was a great person and I am glad I got to know him over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • To my Godmother Rosemary, and to the best Godfather a young girl could have in my life. & family Bitsey and the Boys.
    There are nothing words can say to take the pain from loosing someone you love so much.
    Ernie was so special in many ways. As a young girl I loved to hear his thoughts.
    He meant so much to me he was like my big brother my father and my friend.. I can’t even imagine life without Cousin Ernie in it. I’m praying he will look down from Heaven to guide us all through this pain.
    Love you all Karen