Ernest L. Zehr of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Lockport, NY entered into rest on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Ernie was born in Newfane, NY, on October 30, 1958, the son of Eleanor Lyndaker Zehr and the late Merrill J. Zehr.
Ernie was a 1976 graduate of Newfane Central School. He worked at the family farm his entire life and became President of Zehr Farms, Inc. in 1997, a position he held until the sale of the business, due to his illness, in the spring of 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, and growing crops and he developed wonderful friendships over the years while running his business. He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.
Ernie is survived by his fiancee, Rose Parlier; mother, Eleanor Zehr; sister, Lauren (Glen) Albrecht of New Ulm, MN; brother, Wayne L. (Janet) Zehr of Lockport; sister, Darcy A. (John) O'Brien of Lockport; nieces, Jennifer (Jason) Kuester and Lauren O'Brien; and nephew, Kevin O'Brien; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Sharmon B. Zehr; and brother, Gene M. Zehr.
Private memorial services will be held in Florida at a later date.
Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Ernie's memory would be appreciated by the family.
Published on November 10, 2017