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