Ernest 'Ernie' Fair, retired police officer

April 4, 2013

Ernest "Ernie" M. Fair, 67, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Christiana Care, Newark.  He was born Jan. 8, 1946 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Albert and Rose (Price) Fair.

Mr. Fair was a 1964 graduate of Dundalk High School in Maryland.  Soon after graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served proudly during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Fair worked briefly with Bethlehem Steel in Dundalk before attending the police academy in Baltimore County.  Upon completion at the academy, he began a lifelong career in law enforcement with the Baltimore County Police Department.  Most of his career had been with the SWAT team which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Mr. Fair loved computers and learning anything new in the world of computers.   He was always among the first to own the latest and greatest products on the market.  He and his wife would travel cross country to one of his favorite historical sites, Yellowstone National Park.  Mr. Fair loved Shelties, especially his companion Chaps.   Another favorite pastime was spending time with his best friends Bill, Charlie and Gary, talking over a pot of fresh brewed coffee.  The conversation inevitably would come full circle to computers which Mr. Fair always enjoyed discussing.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Mr. Fair is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn (Myers) Fair; two cousins who were like brothers: Dale Price and wife Kathleen of Carroll County, Md., and Gary Price of Towson, Md.; two brothers-in-law:  Steven Myers of Catonsville, Md. and David Myers and wife Barbara of Catonsville; three nieces: Lisa Myers-Stamp and husband Clay, Amy Morse and husband Scott, and Jennifer Bates and husband Kyle; one nephew: Michael Myers and wife Shelley; numerous grand-nieces and -nephews and his beloved Sheltie Chaps.

Services will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

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