Ernesto Manuel Suguitan was born in the Philippines, the oldest of seven children, to Calixto and Ponciana Suguitan. He joined the U.S. Navy which allowed him to travel to unique places such as Antarctica and Cuba, and teach at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Ernie and Eden were married in 1972 in Michigan. A few years later, they began their family in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. They had three children, Ernest, Lynne and Wendy. He left the U.S. Navy to be with his family, which has been the priority in his life. Once Lynne left for college in Philadelphia and Wendy to Los Angeles, they moved to Fayetteville. Here, they began their next journey in life.
Ernie’s extensive nursing career began in the ICU and continued to dialysis. He loved to help his patients so much that he did not want to retire.
His love for his family, especially his children, was so wonderful and indescribable. He was active in church as a Eucharistic minister, acolyte, lay reader, both in Lebanon and Fayetteville. Eden and Ernie enjoyed travelling. They have visited all 50 U.S. states and numerous countries throughout the world. His devoted mission work took him to Louisiana, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, and the Philippines.
Ernie will be remembered by his family and friends for having lived a very happy and successful life. His lively spirit will remain with all those who knew him.
Ernie passed away peacefully on May 28, 2018 after a full life of 74 years. He was surrounded by his wife, daughters and immediate family members at the time of his passing.
Ernie is survived by his beloved wife Eden, his wonderful daughters Lynne Kirec and Wendy Huss, son-in-laws Saro Kirec and Adam Huss, a strong grandson Matthew Kirec, caring and supportive siblings, and an abundant amount of nieces and nephews.
He has joined his oldest child, Ernest, and his parents, Calixto and Ponciana, in heaven to celebrate eternal life with God and watch over their all their loved ones.
Visitation was held at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville, NC on Wednesday,May 30, 2018 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
Wednesday May 30th, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
545 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Thursday May 31st, 2018
11:00am - 12:15pm
1601 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
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All my condolences to the family and friends. Its hard to accept it when ones that we love so much is not around, but with God's promises in mind you will be comforted. Revelations 21:3,4 says "God will wipe away our tears and death will be no more". Once more I am sorry.
Submitted by A.D on Jun 22 2018 08:25:24 AM
Hello Suguitan Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jun 11 2018 07:11:37 AM
Tito Ernie was my Godfather. Since Wendy told me the news, I have been shocked and played so many scenes in my mind: Tito Ernie driving me and Lynne to the first day of nursery school and Jack and Jill, driving us to swim lessons at Cedar Crest, playing for hours and hours in their basement, taking my sister and me along with them to Ice Capades, to The Jigger Shop, to parish events at St. Luke's. Then later, Tito Ernie photographing and filming our field hockey games. At my wedding, I remember waiting in the car while guests walked into the reception. Our windows were tinted and you couldn't see us but I saw Ninong Ernie and Ninang Eden walking up. Ninong Ernie was carrying a giant, wrapped box and he was grinning from ear to ear, with huge dimples and a twinkle in his eye. They had bought our Kitchen Aid Mixer and it struck me-- the sincerity and the pride in that gesture. It showed me how much they loved me and my family. I will never forget that.
I am still so very shocked and sad at how he could be gone. My pain for Lynne and Wendy is enormous. And my deepest condolences for Ninang Eden. You were a terrific team. We admire your family very much.
With all of our love, Maria Legaspi-Beatty for the Legaspi Family
Submitted by Maria Beatty on Jun 1 2018 02:46:38 PM
It is never easy losing a loved one.
The scriptures help provide comfort.
Isaiah25;8 let's us know, "He will swallow up death forever, And the sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
I hope this helps.
Submitted by JoAnn on May 31 2018 07:55:22 PM
All I can say is it was a sad day wonderful Ernie left this world. What a bright and shining star he was for everyone. Selfless funny caring just a joy to be around. The world will miss his bright and shining face. What can someone say other than he will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to the family. Many prayers for you. It is a profound loss. Good bye Ernie! You were a wonderful man. Their is going to be another bright shining star in heaven.
Submitted by Sharon Wyckoff on May 31 2018 08:08:57 AM
Felicia massey lit a candle for Ernesto Manuel Suguitan
Felicia massey lit a candle on May 30 2018 11:44:32 PM
Wonderful Ernie Suigutan! So many fond memories of Ernie and Eden's years with us at St. Luke's Episcopal in Lebanon, PA.. Ernie was always the guy with the big smile and kinds words for everyone. Good times together. My deepest sympathy to Eden and the family at this time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Ernesto. You surely merit a place at the Lord's table as a good and faithful servant.
Submitted by John Shott on May 30 2018 08:26:41 PM
Corin Kelly, RN lit a candle for Ernesto Manuel Suguitan
Corin Kelly, RN lit a candle on May 30 2018 08:05:50 PM
What an honor to have met this remarkable man who touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time and the days to come.
Submitted by Corin Kelly on May 30 2018 07:55:22 PM
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