Ernie was born in Canton Township May 19, 1923, one of four children born to the late Walter J. and Anna (Hienze) Wright.
He was a 1940 graduate of Canton High School and later entered the U.S. Army where he honorably served during WWII. On April 13, 1952 he married the former Mary Louise Schmouder in Troy and they were blessed with over 54 years together before her death on December 31, 2006.
Ernie was no stranger to hard work. He was a dedicated employee of the former Troy Agway for over 37 years until his retirement in 1985. Ernest was a man of strong faith in the Lord. He was a devoted member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and its seniors group. Ernie loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener.
Surviving are children; James (Diann) Wright, Towanda and Donald (Diane) Wright, Granville Summit; grandchildren; Megan Wright, Granville Summit and Donald Wright Jr., Scranton, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his beloved wife Mary, he was predeceased by two sons; Richard and Willard Wright, a brother, Charles Wright and two sisters; Evelyn Hinderliter and Beatrice Hall.
The funeral service to celebrate his life was held March 21 at the Windfall United Methodist Church with Pastor Josh Davinsizer officiating.
Those who wish may consider a memorial donation in Mr. Wright’s memory to the Windfall United Methodist Church, C/O 1204 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947.
The Pepper Funeral Home, Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at pepperfuneralhomes.com