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Ernest Wilbur Staub

December 3, 1935 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 85)

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Ernest Wilbur Staub, 85, of Emmitsburg, Maryland peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  He was the loving and devoted husband of Ellen (Wetzel) Staub, his wife of 66 years.

Born December 3, 1935 in Taneytown, Maryland, Ernest was the son of the late Clayton and Ruth (Reaver) Staub. 

Ernest worked at Cambridge Rubber Company; truck driver for Bealls Express, Ehrlich Newmark, and Jay Dee Trucking.  He loved trucking and working for Tom’s Creek Methodist Church, where he was an active member.  Since trucking, he has enjoyed over 20 years of retirement filled with church, family, fishing, and especially ping pong.  Ernest frequently vacationed to Florida where he went deep sea fishing with his son and family.  Every Sunday, Ernest spent his evenings playing ping pong with family and friends for the past several years. 

Ernest is survived by his wife Ellen; his children, Rose Marie Glass and husband Marvin of Taneytown, Yvonne Kesner and husband Leonard of Middletown, and Fred Staub and wife Elizabeth of Navarre, FL; grandchildren, Jeremiah Knox, Alicia Knox, Jordan Knox, Amanda Fell, Corey Staub, Tyler Staub, and David Staub; sisters, Rosanna Lescalleet of Keymar, Rhoda Cain of Taneytown; brothers, Robert Staub of Emmitsburg, Mervin Staub of Taneytown and Ralph Staub of Taneytown.  He was preceeded in death by sisters, Mary Colson and Evelyn Springer, and brother, Raymond Staub.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg.  Due to Covid pandemic, funeral services will be private for the family only on Monday, January 18th at 11 a.m. at Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church (live-streaming will be available for those unable to attend at  Burial will follow in Tom’s Creek Community Cemetery (the Promised Land) in Emmitsburg.

In lieu of flowers, please consider gifting a memorial donation to Tom’s Creek Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg, MD  21727. 


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January 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 West Main Street/P.O Box 308
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Private Services

Tom's Creek U.M. Church
10926 Simmons Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Video is available for this event

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