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Ernest  Cashwell

Ernest "Ernie" Cashwell

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Cashwell, Ernest, “Ernie,” of Topping, VA, retired electrical engineer passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Cashwell; his mother, Rosia Murray; his stepfather, Eddy Murray; one half-brother and three half-sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Julia Penny Cashwell; and sons, Robert Cashwell, Michael Cashwell; granddaughter, Nicole Cashwell; half-sister, Linda Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Ernie served in the US Air Force for four years where he was an instructor in radio electronics. Left the Air Force as an S/SGT. He graduated from NC State University in 1956. Worked for AMF in Raleigh, NC for four years then Philip Morris in Richmond, VA for 28 years as Chief Electrical Engineer where he received several patents. Ernie would not want us to mourn his death but to celebrate his life.

In keeping with Ernie’s wishes there will be no funeral services. We ask in lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 26384, Richmond, VA 23286-8196 or your favorite charity.
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Steve Church

Posted at 08:08am
Judy, Rob and Mike,
I'm so saddened by Ernie's passing, and hope that your grief will be lightened by the thoughts and prayers of family and friends. It was 50 years ago this month that I came to intern for Ernie, beginning a friendship that lasted well into both our retirements. I shared his obituary with our Facebook friends at Philip Morris, and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of comments and memories of Ernie. I wish that I could share them with you.
Steve Church

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