Ernie Freitas, also known as Pops to some and Corkey to others, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2022 at home in Yreka, He was born on December 22, 1930 in Modesto to Ernest C. and Mary Freitas.
He is survived by four daughters, two sons, sister Josephine of Modesto and brother Cecil of Oakdale. He is preceded in death by his wife Marion, three daughters and two sons. Pops had a bunch of grandchildren, a boatload of great-grandchildren and who knows how many great-great-grandchildren. There are no services planned at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later time. The family would like to thank Dr. Rick Swenson for his many years of care for Pops and to Madrone Hospice for their care in his final days.