Ernest J. Hoag

Born: Sat., Oct. 13, 1945
Died: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Ernest J. Hoag Jr., “Butch”, of Warren, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at his daughter’s residence. Ernie was born on Friday, October 13, 1945, to the late Ernest J. Sr. and Arlene Genevieve (Swanson) Hoag. He was a lifelong resident of Warren County and a sixth generation Warrenite. Ernie grew up on the eastside of Warren and graduated from Warren Area High School in 1964. He enjoyed hunting (wild game and rattlesnakes), fishing, and trapping. He served as a Corporal specializing in Artillery in the United States Marine Corps. He fought in Da Nang, Hué, Phu Bai, Chu Lai, and Khe Sanh. After the war he came back to Warren, started a family and worked at Dorcon, contributing to work on the St. Louis Archway. He then worked at Struthers Wells Corp as a NDT inspector until its closing, at which time he worked for Quality Inspection Services, and then Ellwood National Forge before retiring in 2009. He was Warren’s 2011 Hometown Hero for the 4th of July. He was also featured as a Hometown Hero on Erie’s Jet TV for the region. Ernie enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, smoking fish, and sharing it with his friends and family. Ernie was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries 313. He lived life to the fullest, was a generous soul, always helping someone in need. He battled the effects of Agent Orange courageously for the past 10 years while keeping a positive attitude throughout his struggles. He loved his hometown, Warren, and said there was no other place he’d rather be. Butch is survived by his two daughters, Shelley (Shawn) Arford, of Pittsburgh, PA and Lisa (Mike) Card, of Starbrick, PA; his four grandchildren, Michael and Ella Card and Josh and Jake Arford; his companion Sonja Crothers; his nephews, Ron Peel, Steven Hoag; and his nieces, Cheryl (Richard) Chapel, who helped with his care and Karen Simmons. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie Hoag, Frederick “Ted” Hoag, and Clifford Hoag; his sister-in-law, Pat Hoag; several aunts and uncles; and many friends. Friends will be received from 10am - noon on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penna. Ave. E. Warren, PA 16365. A memorial service will follow at 12-12:30 pm, with Rev. Seth McClymonds, pastor of Bradford United Methodist Church, officiating. All friends and family are welcome to attend. A Celebration of Life will follow services for friends and family at the Starbrick Volunteer Fire Hall 5 Fireman St., Warren, PA 16365 Burial will be done at the convenience of the family at the Westview Cemetery, Starbrick, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be given to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave. Warren, PA 16365. The family would also like to thank the staff at Hospice of Warren County for their support and dedication.

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Terry & Barb Hallock
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
To all Butch's loved ones and friends,
In a way,we're repeating.By phone and cards,we kept in touch with
Sonja and with Lisa and Mike.I visited Butch in Warren Manor.Still,we want
our message to appear here among the those of others who treasured Butch as a friend.
Our daughters were friends in middle school;that's how Barb and I
met Butch.Over the years,we treasured the dinners out with Butch and
Sonja at the Eagles Club or at Legends.When we were all younger,we had
those wonderful New Year's Eves at the Eagles.And,now and then,Butch
would show up with smoked fish to share.If we were out with them,Butch
ALWAYS had friends coming over to catch up.It's an HONOR to be among
those many friends.
No matter what he was going through over the years,the warmth of his friendship never faltered.He was ALWAYS glad to see you.Knowing him
was always a joy.Our prayers and condolences are with all Loved Ones.
God Bless,
Terry & Barb Hallock

Ricky and Mickey cardone
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. He will be missed by all.

Craig Steinkamp
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
My deepest sympathy to EJ's entire family,The years have slipped away,but when I learned of Ernie's passing, I couldn't help but to reflect back to the Struthers days. We had a very important job in the quality Control dept,but at the same time we had a lot of fun too. You could always count on EJ for a hunting or fishing story or just a good laugh. I often think of the times he had me cut his hair at noon in the e-bay x-ray. After Struthers closed,I had the honor to work with EJ for Quality Inspection,and many trips to Pittsburgh,Pa.and as bunk mates,we had a lot of fun and interesting nights. Ernie will be missed by many,but his memory will linger on with many of us.

Cindy Price
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
Lisa and Family,
I had hoped to be able to attend your Dad's Memorial Service. But, we will be out of town this weekend. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Dave Sandeen
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
Rest in peace my friend ... Thank you for a lifelong friendship that went by way too swiftly ... Working at Dorcon and the few years we enjoyed together before moving on in life were such great times ... seeing you at our 45th class reunion and meeting Sonja was a special time for me ... damn that agent orange ...

Becky Bonavita
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
Lisa and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Ernie,my prayers are with you.

John Loranger
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by John Loranger and Patty Rose.

Please know you have our sincere sympathy and are in our thoughts. From: John Loranger and Patty Rose

Tina Warner
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Shelley and Lisa: so sorry for your loss. Butch was a wonderful person and loved by many.
You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.❤️

Larry Jensen
   Posted Tue January 21, 2020
To Butch's Family - My sincere condolences to each of you. I grew up with Butch spending many hours with him down by the river. As a matter of fact, he taught me how to swim in that river. As we grew up, we drifted apart but I've often thought about him. He will be missed.

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