Ernest R. "Ernie" Crapster III, a retired pressman who enjoyed gardening and boating, died Saturday of lung and
The longtime Riva resident was 67.
The son of a baking company manager and a homemaker, Ernest Ridgley Crapster III was born in Baltimore, and when he was 7 moved with his family to
After graduating in 1964 from Glen Burnie High School, Mr. Crapster took courses at
In the mid-1960s, Mr. Crapster began a seven-year gravure web pressman apprenticeship at The Baltimore Sun.
He later was a pressman for the old Alco Gravure Inc. plant in Ferndale, now
In addition to gardening and boating, Mr. Crapster was an opera fan and liked studying national and world politics.
He was a member of the
Mr. Crapster was a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 710 Ridgley Ave., where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Fern Ann Hardin; and many nieces and nephews.