Ernest J. Hutt, known to everyone in Gouverneur as Ernie, passed away on January 13, 2019, three days before he would have turned 95 years old.
He was married to Marylou Trerise for 47 years who predeceased him (in 1994). He leaves behind and will be remembered by his three children, Susan Hutt Norton (husband Ed), Brian R. Hutt (wife Kathy), Valerie H. Wells, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He also will be missed by nieces Faye Lockwood, Linda Syrek (husband David), Betty Whalen, and their families.
Ernie was born in Gouverneur and graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force since WWII had been declared. After his honorable discharge, he attended Syracuse University and received a B.S. in 1948. He then was in sales for various companies until he went to work for Gouverneur Central School System as business manager and eventually Business Administrator from 1961-1976. During these years, he decided to go back to college to earn his masters in education and also received his certification in School Administration from New York University in 1979. This gave him the opportunity to be appointed Assistant Superintendent of Gouverneur Central Schools, 1977, and also in Gloversville, New York from 1978-1982. He retired in 1982 but continued to teach part time as a professor in a military program through USC and taught classes at military bases in Germany from 1983-1986.
In the years that Ernie resided in Gouverneur, he was active in the First Presbyterian Church, The Rotary Club (he was president – 1951) and the Gouverneur Golf and Country Club.
He was a member of Syracuse University, St. Lawrence University Alumni and Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Associations.
Memorial services are being planned for July 27, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gouverneur and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Ryan's Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, any breast or ovarian cancer foundation, or the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).