He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Louise Blish; his children, Angela O’Malley (Tim), Rebecca Carter (Steve), Jeanette Hathaway (Jeff), and David Blish (Susan); his grandchildren, Alison O’Malley (Sean Larson), Emily O’Malley, Andrew Hinnefeld (Misty), Edward Hinnefeld, Elizabeth Hathaway (John Balbach Jr.), Brian Hathaway, Madeline Blish and Abigail Blish; and great-grandchildren, Maya and Charles Hinnefeld.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert George Blish.
Friends of the family are invited to a memorial service at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. An informal celebration of Ervin’s life will continue until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Shriners Hospitals, Goodwill Industries or the Salvation Army.