Ernie Blatt will be celebrating his 97th birthday on Oct. 2, at his home on Dutch Run Road. Family and friends are encouraged to stop by. Or, cards may be mailed to Ernie at 2048 Dutch Run Road, New Martinsville, W.V. 26155
Ernie is a WWII veteran, member of VFW Post 6327 (Sistersville, W.Va.), and a member of American Legion Post #86 (Paden City, W.Va.). Ernie is also a member of the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Paden City, W.Va.
Ernie enjoys watching football, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler.
He has been married to Dorothy for 69 years and has six children: Wanda Ferrebee, Patti Jobes, Linda Sweeney, Teresa Martin (deceased), and Steve Blatt, all of Paden City, W.Va.; and Ed Blatt of Culleoka, Tenn.
Ernie also has 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.