US Navy


Earnest L. Eldridge

June 22, 1927 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 90)
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Earnest L. Eldridge 90 of Rootstown died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He was born June 22, 1927 in Akron, Ohio to Elex and Susie (Sharp) Eldridge. Earnest was a US Navy veteran, as well as serving in the Ohio National Guard.  A member of the Adoniram Lodge #517 F. & A.M. in Akron, he worked as an Engineer & Specification Manager for General Tire from 1948 to 1985 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Survivors include his children Deanna "Dee" (John) Webb of Ravenna and Lindy Eldridge of Rootstown, granddaughter Stephanie Dickson, step grandchildren Travis and Jared and a brother William of Akron. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sylvia  in 2016, and siblings Mary Cassel, Sabre Klein, Curtis Eldridge, Esther Kandal, Helen Whitley and Betty Ausel. Calling hours will be from 2 PM to 4 PM Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel with Masonic services at 3:45 PM. Funeral services will be at 11 AM Monday, April 16, 2018 at the funeral home with Chaplain Bill Wisniewski officiating. Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

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