Ernie Thomas Passes Away at 63


Ernie Paul Thomas of Hermiston died on Sept. 8, 2020 in Yakima, Wash. at the age of 63.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1956 to George Thomas and Joann Williams in Moscow, Idaho.

Ernie was a veteran of both the United States Army and United States Navy.

He is survived by a sister, Georgia Smedema (Butch); brothers, Marvin Seifer (Gwen) and Patrick Seifer (Amy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patsy.

Interment will be at the Echo Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, a private family service is planned for a later date.

Thank you to the staff at Trios Hospital and Landmark Care Center.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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