Ernest V. Day, a retired banker and former longtime Eldersburg resident, died Saturday of kidney failure at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 82.
Mr. Day was born in Memphis, Tenn., and was an infant when he moved to East Baltimore with his family.
He attended City College and in the early days of World War II, dropped out to take a job at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.
He enlisted in the Army and served in the European theater, where he attained the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Day, who had earned his General Educational Development diploma, went to work in 1946 in the mailroom of the Savings Bank of Baltimore.
Mr. Day steadily rose through the ranks, working as a teller and branch manager along the way until being promoted to treasurer of the bank and secretary to its board of directors.
He retired in 1986.
An avid traveler, Mr. Day had visited England, Ireland, Germany and Holland.
"Ireland, did he ever love Ireland," said his wife of 55 years, the former Jean Chickering.
Mr. Day enjoyed wintering at Sanibel Island, Fla., family members said.
He was a Colts and Orioles fan and enjoyed reading and doing New York Times' crossword puzzles.
He had been a communicant of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville, before moving to the Parkville retirement community in 1999.
Also surviving are a son, James T. Day of Reisterstown; a daughter, Leslie Anne Marsiglia of Catonsville; and two grandchildren.