Ernest Wineholt Class 1947

Branch of service U S Navy
Entered service 10/14/1949
Discharged 9/24/1952
Born 2/12/1930
Died 5/14/2002
Buried Rest Haven Memorial Garden, Frederick, MD

Was awarded Good Conduct , Korean - UN Service - National Defense metals


News Post Thursday, May 16, 2002

Mr. Ernest L. Wineholt, 72, of 538 Brunswick St., Brunswick, died Tuesday, May 14, at College View Center, Frederick.
He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Powers Wineholt.
     Born Feb. 12, 1930, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late George and Eugenia Wineholt.
Mr. Wineholt attended Brunswick Elementary and Brunswick High schools, graduating in 1947.
     He enlisted Oct. 4, 1949, in the U.S. Navy, trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and was assigned as a radarman third class aboard the USS Bexar APA-237. He was discharged Sept. 24, 1952 at the U.S. Receiving Station, San Diego, Calif., with a total of three years, 11 months and 21 days of service.
     Mr. Wineholt's service awards included the Navy Good Conduct, Korean Service, United Nations Service, and National Defense medals. Upon his return, he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in the Brunswick area, until he retired in May 1981.
     He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Brunswick, and a life-member of Steadman-Keenan Post 96, of the American Legion, having served as post commander, past adjutant, Frederick County commander, and Western Maryland District commander. He later served as past adjutant for 13 years, officiating the Veterans Day Parade, and was a staff member for Boys State for 18 years. In addition, he also served a term as president of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136 and was secretary for 10 years.
     Surviving are one brother, Ellwood Wineholt of Brunswick; two stepchildren, Patti Haller and husband Jimmy of New Cumberland, Pa., and Michael Powers and wife Linda of Libertytown; four grandchildren, Tammy Powers of Libertytown, Shelly Ford and husband Randy of Frederick, Jason Haller of New Cumberland, and Jeremy Haller and wife Tara of Etters, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, Megan Ford of Frederick; and several nieces and cousins.
     Mr. Wineholt was preceded in death by one brother, George Wineholt.
Mr. Wineholt will also be remembered by many friends.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.