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Ernie Dugan
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Ernie C. Dugan, 88, a resident of Stockton for 48 years, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13 at his son's home in Stockton.

Born on June 14, 1919, he drove a tank in General George Patton's 3rd Army 712 Tank Battalion from Normandy to Berlin. He fought in Normandy, Bastion and at "The Bulge."

He was a hard worker who worked hard for his family. His family meant the world to him and he will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Olivia Knight of Oakdale, John (Lynn) Dugan of Vista, Tim (Christine) Dugan of Stockton, Mary Dugan Jackson of Turlock, and Patrick (Michelle) Dugan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, who passed away in 1996, his brothers Ben and Jim, and his sisters Marie and Rick.

Graveside service will be on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Carrolton Road in Escalon.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Dec. 19, 2007