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Ernest Bryson Golder Jr.

October 7, 1932 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Ernest Golder Jr. Tribute

Ernest Bryson “Ernie” Golder, 91 of Huntington, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at The Village at Riverview, with his family by his side.  He was born October 7, 1932 in Nescopeck, PA to the late Ernest B. Golder and Bessie Hooper Golder.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen Golder, of sixty seven years; their son, Stephen Golder; his brother, Robert Golder of Berwick, PA; two nieces in PA and his two very dear friends, Tommy and Janet Arthur.

He worked his entire life for ACF Industries at various locations, Berwick, PA, Milton, PA, St. Charles and St. Louis, MO and Huntington, WV the longest.

Ernie and Helen lived in the same home in Huntington for over fifty years until recently moving to The Village at Riverview in Barboursville.

He was a graduate of Berwick High School and served four years in the United States Air Force.  He was a Veteran of the Korean War.  Ernie was a graduate of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a B.S. degree in Commerce and Finance.  Most of his work with ACF was in the field of finance until 1985 when he was made plant manager in Huntington.

Ernie was a member of Knapp Lodge #462 F and AM and Royal Arch Chapter 218 of Berwick.  His interests were his family, playing golf, traveling, cooking, Marshall sports and German Shepherds.  He was the first President of Council at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Charles, MO where he and his family were charter members.  He continued to serve his Lord at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Huntington.  Ernie served several terms on Church Council and was Treasurer.  He served on many committees regarding the finances of the church including the Audit Committee.

Beard Mortuary is assisting the family.  There will be no visitation.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, conducted by Pastor Kevin Mackey.  Memorial gifts may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Online memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

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Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
721 12th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701


St. Paul Lutheran Church
721 12th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701


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