Ernest Piermarini (1944-2018)

Ernest Piermarini

Ernest Joseph Piermarini, 74, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 21, 2018.

Born on April 18, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of Pietro and Mary (Rossi) Piermarini. After graduating from Summit High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University and a master’s degree and doctorate in education from Seton Hall University.

Ernest was a retired assistant superintendent for human resources for the Lakeland Central School District and an adjunct professor in the school of education at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He also served as director of occupational studies and assistant to the superintendent at Lakeland, director of the Teacher’s Center at SUNY Purchase, and as a business education teacher and administrator at Walter Panas High School.

He was instrumental to the founding of the Lakeland Education Foundation, which supports educational programs and initiatives. He was a passionate teacher and advocate of education. He was recognized for his performance as a teacher and professionalism and dedication as an administrator with the Clinton A. Reed Award and Westchester Country Business Education Association Teacher of the Year, among others.

He enjoyed following baseball, watching movies and theatrical performances, reading books and newspapers, and spending time with family and friends.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Piermarini, his sons Peter Piermarini (Laura Sirot) of Wooster, Ohio, and Craig Piermarini (Michelle) of Wakefield, Rhode Island, and his grandchildren Carson Piermarini and Blake Piermarini.

Funeral services were private. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation ( or the Lakeland Education Foundation (

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