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Ernest David Loscar

Longtime Ridgecrest resident Mr. Ernest David Loscar passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at his home. He was 96. 

It’s clear he lived a rich and fulfilling life, leaving behind a legacy of service, dedication, and love for his family and community. 

Ernie Loscar

Born in July 1927 in Pennsylvania. He was married to Nancie for 48 years prior to her death in May 2006. He is survived by his only son, Tim Loscar, and his daughter-in-law, Lynn Beyer Loscar, and seven grandchildren, and 6.5 great-grandchildren, Joshua Loscar, wife, Rachel and their children Aaron, Levi, Gideon and Boaz, Caleb Loscar, fiance’, Jordon Jackson, Rebekah Cooper, husband Richard, and their children Dalton and Emma, and one on the way, Isaac Loscar, wife, Becca, Joseph, wife, Becky, Benjamin Loscar, and Sarah Harper, husband, Nick. 

Ernie’s professional journey was marked by dedication and hard work. He served in the Navy as a shipfitter from 1945 to 1947. He then became a Pattern Maker at Pell Engineering, worked in construction as a framer, and served as a superintendent for numerous local construction projects. His commitment to public service led him to become a Public Works Supervisor for the NWC Joiner shop, and he concluded his civil service career as a Public Works supervisor of the Carpenter Shop. 

Ernie’s love for his community was evident in his numerous volunteer roles. He was a dedicated collector of antiques and a fellow member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He also contributed to Nancie’s Miniatures Club and participated in the Kern County Mine Search and Rescue. His selflessness extended to his role as a volunteer fire captain. For many decades, he and Nancie brought joy to local children as Mr. & Mrs. Claus. 

Funeral Service will be at Holland & Lyons Mortuary on Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kern Valley Search and Rescue, P.O.C. Paulina Stanfield at (661) 342-0463.