Ernest D. Beglin

November 17, 1924February 22, 2021

Ernest D. Beglin, 96 of Clarksville, formerly of Washington, died Monday, February 22, 2021 in Waynesburg Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg. He was born November 17, 1924 in Marianna, a son of the late George and Ruth Bigler Beglin. Ernie was a salesman for many years for Southwestern Petroleum Corp., in the industrial lubricants industry. He served in the United States Army in the European theater during WW II. Ernie was an expert horseman and fox hunter, and was a horse show ringmaster for many years throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York. He was also a horse racing fan, and he and his daughter attended the Preakness Horse Race in Baltimore for 29 years in a row. Surviving are a daughter, Lucinda Kerns of Centreville, VA; a son, Randall (Barbara) Kerns of Summerville, SC; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Geer, Hannah and Alexandra Kerns; two great grandchildren, Mae and Elliott Geer; a sister, Lois Davis, of Clarksville, with whom he had made his home; a brother, Wray (Ruth) Beglin of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews. His family always enjoyed his company and his positive attitude, and they loved him very much. Deceased is his wife, Jean Gorby Beglin; and a brother, Blair T. Beglin. Private services have been entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment in West Alexander Cemetery, West Alexander. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, 303 Main St., West Alexander, PA 15376. His family will host a celebration of Ernie’s life when it is safe for everyone to attend. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Lucinda "Cindy" Kerns, Daughter
  • Randall (Barbara) Kerns, Son
  • Kaitlin Geer, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Kerns, Granddaughter
  • Alexandra Kerns, Granddaughter
  • Mae & Elliott Geer, Great Grandchildren
  • Lois Davis, Sister
  • Wray (Ruth) Beglin, Brother
  • Decease is his wife, Jean Gorby Beglin and a brother, Blair T. Beglin.

  • West Alexander Presbyterian Curch


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021



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Mary K. McDonell

February 27, 2021

Ernie truly was one of a kind. He always had such great stories to tell and he told them with that twinkle in his eyes and with his special grin and laugh. He certainly had an interesting life that he shared with family, friends and with his dancing partners. I’m sure he is sharing his stories in heaven with family and friends that were there to greet him and that he has made many new friends in heaven as he really never met a stranger they were just people he had never met before. He truly had a heart of gold. He was a very special part of our family and he will live on in our hearts.

Marianne Gorby

February 26, 2021

“All day, All night, Marianne” 🎶. That song has been playing over and over in my head this week because Uncle Ernie sang it to me every time I saw him! Uncle Ernie... Always smiling, always ready to make you laugh and always there to support people in their times of need for example he was at my Mom’s side when my Dad passed and he drove to Pittsburgh Airport to pick me up every time I came home to Bridgeport, Ohio after my father had a stroke. I’m thankful for all the great memories. My condolences to Cindy and Randy, Wray and Lois and all the family. I’m sure he’s dancing up a storm in heaven

Susan Miller

February 26, 2021

Our family loved Uncle Ernie. Always so funny, kind and welcoming.
Susan Miller

Rosey Gay

February 26, 2021

Whenever I think of Ernie, I remember his huge, bright smile and his laughter. Ernie loved life, and he loved people. Especially his family. We were blessed whenever he & Jean visited Randy & Barb’s family in SC—always so much joy and laughter. He had that ever-present twinkle in his eye—always kind, always witty, & always up to something...good! My mom loved him too. We’ll miss you Ernie...say hello to Jean and my mom. Look forward to seeing you again one day, my friend. 💗

Tom Beglin

February 26, 2021

I can only say that Ernie was truly one of a kind. I could write a book filled with hunting and fishing stories that he shared with us. Actually alot of our own. Keith and I already have made plans to walk WildCat Hollow one more time and I'm sure He'll be with us. Give my Dad a hug. I will truly miss you. Love you Ernie

Kathryn Larson

February 26, 2021

Well I am not sure just how to express the saddest I feel over Ernies passing. The advantage of being the oldest neice is that I have had him in my life the longest. I feel like the luckiest person around to have grown up in the family I did. There are so many fun memories (and some not so fun) that I have of Ernie. He was always there and it will be sad to be back home and feel his absence. I always admired the bond the three brothers have for each other. It's very rare. Now one brother welcomes him home while the other mourns his loss. My heart goes out to you Randy and Cindy and to your families. To you Uncle Wray and Aunt Lois and to all of us who had him share in our lives.
Ernie hug those we miss and I will see you on the other side ❤❤

Ali Kerns

February 25, 2021

Thank you to those that have shared memories of Ernie here. They have brought smiles and tears to my eyes and it is so beautiful to read about the impact my grandfather had. I had the blessing of being his granddaughter and the image I will forever have in my mind is when he laughed so hard or smiled so big, he’d start to tear up. I am forever so proud to be the granddaughter of someone who constantly smiled and brought so much joy and love to the world. He made everyone feel so loved, and I know he and Jean are smiling down on all of us.

Candy Walters

February 25, 2021

Ernie was the best. He was a professional that knew his craft. He made every exhibitor, trainer and horse feel they were special. He was always looking out for you in the horse show ring. He will be greatly missed and remembered. Rest in peace.

Kay Beck

February 25, 2021

My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Scott Hall

February 25, 2021

Always a smile on his face, we lost a treasure, I was blessed to known him. God bless you Ernie.