Arthur "Art" Huston Ermshar |

Arthur "Art" Huston Ermshar

Arthur “Art” Huston Ermshar died Aug. 13.

A memorial service to honor him will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, at the Auburn Airport, in the Nella Oil Company hangar, 2360 Lindberg Street in Auburn.

Art was born July 7, 1941, in Los Angeles to Gladys Huston Ermshar and Harold Brill Ermshar, where he resided until enlistment with the U.S. Army. After serving his country, Art was employed with Hughes Aircraft Company, building helicopters. He began his Law Enforcement career with the Ventura County Sheriff Department, serving eight years before moving to Grass Valley.

Art began his career with Placer County Sheriff Department in 1977. PCSO provided Art with 25 years of excitement, friendships, and assorted detail assignments. He was honored to serve as a Field Training Officer for new recruits. He enjoyed his many years on the street as a Patrol Deputy, as well as a Boating Officer, a Bailiff for many judges, working closely with the District Attorney Office and assisting to implement the Placer County Sheriff Department Eagle II aviation program.

Art was extraordinarily talented and filled his home with piano and trumpet music. He enjoyed snow skiing, boating, playing with his children and driving his Harley very, very fast. He will be missed.

Art was loved by all who knew him. He was a tender and loving husband to his wife, Christine; a devoted father to his beloved daughters, Karen Ermshar and Wendy Ermshar; loved his future son-in-law, Robert Kassis, and was an affectionate brother to his sisters, Carla Shimkowski and Iris Anderson.

The Ermshar family would like to thank Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner and his many deputies, dispatchers and support staff.

We additionally wish to thank the Auburn Police Department and the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. A special thank you to Tom and Peggy Dwelle and Suzie De Camp.

Memorial donations may be made to Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, P.O. Box 1111, Newcastle, CA 95658.

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