Ernest "Ernie" Colern

Obituary of Ernest "Ernie" Colern

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Passed away on July 18, 2021, beloved husband of Pat (Sands) Colern; dear father of Patricia (Donald) Gemmell, Jennifer Szlapak, Lori Sniderhan and Jill Szlapak; loving grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of five; son of the late Andrew and Marion (Spencer) Colern; brother of Norma (late Jake) Huson, Francis “Pooch” (Shirley) Colern, Dolores Colern, Carol (late Jack) Feyes, Colleen (late Vincent) Candurra, Monica (late Michael) Tobin and the late Robert (late Ethel “Babe”) Colern, late Elizabeth (late Pasquale Malizia and late Richard Knoop) Knoop and late Thomas (Shirley) Colern; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 2-8 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at St. Teresa Church at 10:15 AM (please assemble at church). The Burial will follow the Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Teresa Church Renovation Fund, 1976 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14210. Ernie was a Vietnam War veteran and awarded the Purple Heart twice. He was also a member of the Ironworkers Local #6.
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2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
James W. Cannan Funeral Home
3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:15 am
Thursday, July 22, 2021
St. Teresa's Church
1976 Seneca St
Buffalo, New York, United States


Holy Cross Cemetery
2900 South Park Ave
Lackawanna, New York, United States
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