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Ernest R. "Ernie" Crapster III, pressman

Ernest R. "Ernie" Crapster III, a retired pressman who enjoyed gardening and boating, died Saturday of lung and heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

The longtime Riva resident was 67.

The son of a baking company manager and a homemaker, Ernest Ridgley Crapster III was born in Baltimore, and when he was 7 moved with his family to Glen Burnie.

After graduating in 1964 from Glen Burnie High School, Mr. Crapster took courses at Anne Arundel Community College.

In the mid-1960s, Mr. Crapster began a seven-year gravure web pressman apprenticeship at The Baltimore Sun.

He later was a pressman for the old Alco Gravure Inc. plant in...