July 5, 1919 – May 3, 2015
Lt. Colonel Ernest Kristof, age 95, passed away on May 3, 2015. He was born on July 5, 1919 in Czechoslovakia to Reverend Nicholas Kristof and Helen Zima Kristof. He attended Penn State University and served in the Army Air Corps in WWII as a navigator/bombardier. He was awarded two Bronze Battle Stars, a Bronze Star, and an American Defense Medal. He retired from the U.S Air Force Reserves in 1979. His first civilian job was with Prassel Manufacturing, then Builder’s Supply, Straus-Frank, Coleman Co., and finally Campbell-Ince, where he retired after 20 years. He was an active member at both St. Paul’s and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Churches.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Bernice Wagner Kristof; sisters, Martha Smith, Mary Beifus; and brothers, George Kristof and Jake Kristof. He is survived by his sister, Theresa Prah and brother, Zoltan Kristof and wife Laurene; his daughters, Karen McGilloway and Marcia Wilson, her husband Randolph; grandchildren, Robyn McGilloway, Paige Omohundro, and her husband Brian, Brooke McGilloway, Guy Wilson, his wife Jennifer, Cale Wilson, his wife Nichole, and Markay Fluitt, and her husband Timothy; and four great grand children.
WEDNESDAY | MAY 6, 2015 | 7:00 P.M.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH
4201 DEZAVALA ROAD
THURSDAY | MAY 7, 2015 | 9:30 A.M.
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, support.woundedwarriorproject.org.