Ernest P. Peia

BERNVILLE, Pa. Ernest P. Peia Jr. died on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at home. He was 68. Born in Jersey City, N.J. on Jan. 16, 1940, he was a son of Anne (Holenbeck) and the late Ernest P. Peia Sr.He lived in Bernville, Pa. for the past seven years, and was previously of Parsippany, N.J.He was a salesman for CSS Inc. in Netcong, N.J.He was an avid gardener, wrote poetry, played the organ, and collected Lionel Trains. He was a member of the Gods Missionary Church in Lebanon, Pa.He was predeceased by his grandchild, Christopher M. Benson, and his father, Ernest P. Peia Sr.Survivors include his moth er, Anne Peia of Toms River, N.J.; his sons, Ernest Peia and wife, Ellen of Succasunna, N.J., and Michael Peia and wife Stacey of Landing, N.J.; his daughter, Michele Benson and husband, Christopher of High Bridge, N.J.; his brother, Edward Peia; and his eight grandchildren, Karissa, Ernie, Colin, Christine, Skylar, Kane, Victoria and Mikey.