Harry Stanley (“Stan”) Ernenwein
April 28, 1934 – December 5, 2023
Born in Brooklyn NY, Stan was a graduate of Hicksville High School and SUNY Farmingdale, where he majored in Advertising Art. A lifetime basketball fan, he played varsity basketball in both high school and college. He is a veteran of the US Army. Stan had a long career in the photography manufacturing business, retiring as founder and co-owner of Rolev Manufacturing Corp. He and his wife Connie raised their family in Port Washington NY, where Stan was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and coached CYO Basketball, and they were active members of St. Peter’s Church. More recently, they lived in Highland Lake NY and Palm Desert CA.
Stan spent his life enjoying the waters and woods of Sullivan County NY (he and Connie met as teenagers riding horses in Barryville NY). He had a lifetime love of horses, dogs, woodworking, and art, and his many artistic creations adorn his house and those of his children and grandchildren. His art skills were often exhibited with hand-crafted displays he created for events held at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert.
After retiring, Stan busied himself with woodworking and volunteer work at The Living Desert and Pegasus Therapeutic Riding In Palm Desert. He and Connie enjoyed their retirement with many trips together around the world and across the U.S.A.
Stan’s calling card was his natural happy demeanor and kindness of spirit. He was always glad to share good stories and friendly conversation. People (and animals) immediately recognized the warmth of his personality and took to him immediately. His presence will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Harry and Dorothy. He is survived by his wife of 65 Years Connie (nee Clarkin), his sister Lorraine Shookhoff, his children Robert Ernenwein (Kristi), Ellen Turner (Darren, RIP) , and John Ernenwein (Nancy), in addition to eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Memorial visitation will take place on Friday 1/12/24 from 2 to 4:00PM & 6 to 8:00PM at the KNIGHT-AUCHMOODY Funeral Home 154 East Main Street Port Jervis NY 12771. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 1/13/24 at 10:30AM, St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 25 Beaver Brook Road, Yulan. Inurnment will immediately follow at St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery.
For those looking to do something in Stan’s memory, he would love it if you would pet a dog or even better, give a horse a hug for him.
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