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85, passed away at his home on Friday, May 11, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Helen Steffensen. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Miriam; 3 children Roy and Cindy Steffensen, Lori Steffensen and Ted Gabriel, David Steffensen and Karen Lawrence; grandson Joshua Steffensen. Ernie spent his life serving the Lord in many different capacities. He was an ordained Minister for 60 years serving in numerous churches in New Hampshire, Rochester, NY and Binghamton. Ernie was a grief counselor for 30 years speaking at many seminars nationwide on grief and loss. He was the chaplain of the Broome County Council of Churches and a member of the Lourdes Hospital Pastoral Care Department. Ernie hosted a weekly television show called Encounter on WBNG for many years as well. When he was not working, he was enjoying time on the water and with his dogs. Ernie was a godly man who served the Lord well. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, at 10:00am, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City. Burial will be in Riverhurst at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Barber Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernie’s name to the Front Street Dog Shelter, 110 Cutler Pond Road, Binghamton, NY 13905.