Ernest V. Malouf, Jr., 72, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died on Monday November 20, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.
Born on January 11, 1945 in Beacon, Ernie was the son of Ernest V. and Evelyn (Ford) Malouf, Sr. Ernie served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967.
Ernie enjoyed his career at Central Hudson Gas and Electric as a lineman for 36 years until his retirement in 2004. He was a 50 year member of the Beacon Engine Co. and also served as Commissioner and Vice President of Dutchess Junction Fire Department and was an active member of the St. Rocco Society. A skilled woodworker and lover of the outdoors, Ernie enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He created furniture and treasures that will be shared throughout generations and had the distinction of growing some of the hottest peppers in Beacon. Being a fine cook, he kept some of the Lebanese and Italian recipes of his family alive and well for years.
On October 5, 1968, Ernie married Linda Lapis who survives at home. He is also survived by his children, Jill Malouf of Albany and Patrick Malouf of Beacon; his beloved granddaughter, Isabella Malouf Waldman of Albany; his sister, Sandra Piccone and her husband Dominick of Wappingers Falls; special cousin, Dick Malouf of Glenham and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 3 to 6 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, 1089 Main Street, Fishkill with military honors at 6 pm. The sharing of stories, food and good cheer will immediately follow at St. Rocco Society, 26 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org - 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105), or a charity of choice. Please visit Ernie’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.