JOEY ERNST Joseph A. Ernst, 66, of Las Vegas, passed away June 13, 2013. Born in New Orleans, he became a native of Nevada in 1952 when the family moved to Las Vegas. He graduated from the old Las Vegas High school in 1965. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1967 and was stationed in Japan. Upon returning to Las Vegas, he enrolled at NSU and graduated with a degree in history. Joey loved traveling, motorcycles, books, music, and electronics. He is survived by his brother, Bill Ernst; nephews, Matthew Ernst, Michael Ernst and Nicholas Ernst; he also had many cousins in New Orleans, Roy Schell, Jack Schell and Karen Schell Vocke; along with many uncles, aunts, and relatives. We all feel his loss. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Donations may be made on his behalf to the .