Ernest  Frutiger

Obituary of Ernest Reuben Frutiger

Ernest (Ernie) Reuben Frutiger, age 102, of Seminole, Florida, entered into eternal rest on May 23, 2018 at his home at The Inn at Lake Seminole Square, Seminole, Florida. He was born on June 6, 1915 in New York City, son of the late Ernest H. and Julia (Losch ) Frutiger, who emigrated to the U.S. from Switzerland and Germany. He was married for 56 years to Mildred May (Bruzee) Frutiger. Ernest moved to Croton-on-Hudson New York in 1931, and graduated from Croton Harmon High School in June, 1933. He was employed as a painter, and then worked for the Union News at Harmon Station, and was the Union News Stand Manager in Ossining, New York. He began a long career in the Power Department of the New York Central Railroad, starting in May, 1939. Ernie remained with the NYCRR, Metro North, until his retirement after 41 years, in 1980. He was a consultant to the MTA from 1980-1986. He and Mildred moved to Lake Seminole Square in 1990, after having lived in Croton and Peekskill, New York. While in Croton, he was a member of the Free Masons and was on the Board of the Croton Recreation Department. He and his parents were charter members of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, which first met in 1933 and various locations in Harmon, until a permanent church was built in 1939 at the present location on Benedict Boulevard and Cleveland Drive. He served as the Council President and Superintendent of the Sunday School, as well as a teacher of Bible study classes. Ernest is the beloved father of Elaina F. Hampton, Naples, FLA; Diane F. Strever, Monroe CT; and Paul E. and Ellie Frutiger, Midway, TN. He is the proud grandfather of Mark and John (Amy) Hampton, Ian and Andrew Strever, as well as the great grandfather of Timothy and Theodore Hampton, Caroline and Natalie Hampton, Cassidy Taylor and Emily Strever.


Service of Christian Burial will take place in Croton-on­ Hudson, New York. Internment will take place on at Bethel Cemetery in Croton. Donations may be made to The Lake Seminole Square Scholarship Fund. Visit the online guestbook at

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