Remembering Ernie from years (decades) of noon-time basketball at Carver Gym at Western. One time I asked him the secret to playing hoop at such an elder age. He smiled and said, "Simple. Never get hurt and never stop." His fade away jumper went in at an amazingly high level. His intrinsic love of the game (and the noon-ball scene at Western) was always palpable, as was the warmth of his greetings after I returned to the court after being out of town (or out with an injury) for an an extended period. Always a pleasure to see Ernie. Sending my condolences to the family, which I see runs many generations deep now.
Ernie was a great guy, and an endeared member of the Noontime Basketball Association (NBA). So sorry for his family's loss, and ours.
May your precious soul rest in peace, my dear friend! I'm sure they play hoops in heaven...so, save me a place on the team! In the meantime, we will carry you in our hearts down here.
God bless you!
I played basketball with Ernie for a dozen or so years at Carver gym. He was a great friend and an avid competitor, with moves that only an experienced "gym rat" could make.But above all, he was a kind and gentle soul who enjoyed the on- and off-court friendships as much as he enjoyed playing basketball. I will miss hi deeply, and I send my deepest condolences to Ernie's family and friends.
Nikki, Sherry , and the rest of the Adamsons I am so sorry to hear of Ernie's Y death . I remember him and his airplanes well . My heart goes out to you . I know the pain as I lost both my mother and my son . Nikki please get in touch with me . God bless you all he has you in his hands .
Ernie and his family were my next door neighbor on Mason St. for forty years. He was always considerate and helpful, cheerful and friendly, just the best of neighbors, someone you could count on when help was needed. I'm sorry to learn of his passing and send my condolences to all his family.
Gary's brother left us this afternoon. 05/01/17. Ernie, a sweet dear man, much loved, will be greatly missed. Gary and Ernie shared awesome childhood memories of growing up in the rural country spaces of Nevada. Those were the the days not far removed from the Wild West. Working on ranches, mines, hunting and fishing. The open space of our beautiful USA We know our Lord will welcome you with open arms. Bye for now