Ernest W. LaPointe
Mr. Ernest W. LaPointe, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. LaPointe was born in Marlboro, MD, on February 23, 1932, son of the late Everett and Ida Elizabeth LaPointe. A truck driver by profession, he owned and operated his own truck for over 25 years. He later accepted a position with D & S Contractual Carriers where he worked for 18 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life, including coin collecting, woodworking and other crafts, and vacationing with his wife and family, especially on camping trips. He also delighted in spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
Mr. LaPointe will be long and lovingly remembered as the backbone of his family. An honorable, kind, and wise person, he leaves an enduring legacy of honesty and compassion for future generations.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Juanita Moxley LaPointe; children Sheryl DeRose (John) of Bear, DE, Eric LaPointe (fiancÃ©e, Christy Flowers) of Smyrna, DE, and Ernest “Junior” LaPointe, Jr. of Ringgold, GA; siblings, Roland A. LaPointe (Arlene) of Newark, DE, Everett J. LaPointe of Blackbird, DE, Ruth S. Adkins of Newark, DE, and Beverly J. Nowell (Wayne) of Elkton, MD; grandchildren, Gina Spiese (Erec), J.R. Hultz, Macy DeRose, Dalton DeRose, and Seth Gunns; and his dog, Toby.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, October 31, 2011, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.