Honoring the Life of Ernie Glaveby Representative Zoe Lofgren
Posted on 2016-01-06
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Ms. LOFGREN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with my colleagues Mike Honda
and Anna Eshoo to honor an important member of our community, Mr. Ernie
Glave, who passed away on December 22, 2015. Ernie will be remembered
for his dedication to San Jose as both a businessman and to the public,
Ernie proudly ran his downtown jewelry shop for over 30 years and was widely known for his exceptional work ethic. Even during the economic recession, while many stores fled to the suburbs or shut down completely, Ernie worked 6 days a week with remarkable enthusiasm and professionalism. He also took pride in downtown San Jose and was known as a leader in the Small Businessman's Association.
An Army World War II veteran, Ernie was also a passionate advocate for veterans. He worked hard to keep the San Jose Veterans Day Parade as one of the largest military pageants in the Western United States. Dedicated to the United Veterans Council, Ernie often spoke at local veterans events and commended their unbreakable bond and commitment to country. When we commemorate Memorial Day at Oak Hill Memorial Park every year, Ernie was always there, always working, always caring.
Today, we honor the life of Ernie Glave. Ernie's commitment to his country and community can only be matched with the strength of his hallmark vise grip. We thank him for his contributions to San Jose and join his loved ones in celebrating his incredible life. He will be deeply missed.