Ernest Ray Kerby, 70 - Rittman, Ohio

Ernest Ray Kerby, 70, of Rittman, Ohio died Thursday, September 28, 2006 at WRH Health System in Doylestown, Ohio.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. There was no visitation. Gillman Funeral Home handled the arrangements. For online registry, obituary and condolences visit Memorials may be made to Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, 902 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 300, Cleveland, Oh 44145.

Ernest was born December 15, 1935 in Cremo, West Virginia to Lora John and Mary Virginia (Connolly) Kerby and was married to Karlene Brown. She died in 1981.

He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a chemist at the Flint Ink Co. in Cleveland before retiring. In 1964 he moved to Rittman.

He was a member of Stanley W. Armentrout Post 1610 of the VFW in Rittman.

Surviving are Children, Carol J. (Scott) Laudermilk of Canal Fulton, OH, and Ernest J. Kerby of Barberton: three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul F.(Mary) Kerby of Pekin, IL, William M.(Sylvia) Kerby of Seville, OH, Howard C. (Imelda) Kerby of San Antonio, TX and Clyde E. Kerby of Mansfield, OH.