Ernine M. Astolfi, 92, of Cypress Village, Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on October 19, 2023. She was born in Herrin, Illinois on August 7, 1931, the daughter of Maurine and Ernest Kratsch and was the stepdaughter of Alex F Yaworski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund G. Astolfi. She is survived by her sons, Robert Astolfi (Jennifer Estes) of Colleyville, TX; David Astolfi of Melbourne, FL; her daughter, Carol Cooke (Geoffrey) of Jacksonville, FL; her brother, Don Yaworski (Johnna Hogenkamp) and her grandchildren, Jason, and Zachary Estes; and Jean-Luc and Christian Cooke. She had 5 great grandchildren: Cole, Campbell and Cade Estes, and Josephine and Isabelle Cooke.
In 1960, Ernine and her family moved from the Chicago area to Ramsey, New Jersey when Edmund was transferred to New York City. In 1968, the family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where they resided for 27 years. In 1995, Edmund and Ernine Astolfi moved to Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. In 2002, they moved to the Cypress Village Retirement Community in Jacksonville, Florida, where she lived for 21 years.
Ernine attended the University of Illinois and graduated from the University of Connecticut. She worked in Advertising & Publishing at TV Forecast (now TV Guide) in Chicago and later at the Board of Education in Greenwich, CT.
Throughout her life, Ernine was very active in her church and community affairs in all the places she lived. In Ramsey, NJ, she was the Editor of the Who’s Who at the First Presbyterian Church and was Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, CT. She was on the Board of the Greenwich YWCA and Founder of the Greenwich Newcomers Club.
In Jacksonville, Ernine was an active member of the Cypress Village retirement community and Edmund and Ernine were a Major Benefactor of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
Ernine loved her family and friends and will be remembered for her warm heart, her friendly smile and her thoughtfulness. She traveled extensively with her husband and visited with her family and friends whenever she could. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Palms Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Palms Presbyterian Church or the Cypress Village Employees Christmas Fund.