In Memory

Ernest Gamin

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03/24/09 08:54 PM #1    

Thomas H. Davis

Ernie was one of my closest friends in high school.

While I was away at college one evening in the fall of 1969 I was half listening to the evening news when I saw Ernie’s picture on the TV announcing his death. Ernie was attending college at Alfred and was involved in an auto accident that took his life. I was in shock and unbelief. But God used this tragedy and other events in my life to draw me to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ernie you are missed!

03/26/09 06:08 PM #2    

Steven I. Rich

Ernie left Us way to soon. He was always ready to bring some light into anyone's path, not to mention a smile or giggle. (remember-it was the late 60's EXHALE!) Ernie! Some of the best times were when we set-up for the Magic Mushroom. Memories always bring a smile! Hope you are paving a way for Us all, Ern. Love Ya Bro. You're already in Christ's arms.

08/19/12 09:31 PM #3    

Jon Admin

Ernie Gamin and his family lived in Newfane, NY until 6th grade or so. His Mom was a teacher and they moved to Williamsville because his Mom took a job as a principal in one of the schools. Between that period of time and high school years we’d get together on weekends staying overnight at my house or his. I recall the center island of land on The Common, where he lived, and as we grew older there was a tent as a clubhouse – where boys talked about the things that teen boys talked about. I recall a neighbor taking us out to the golf course and soon discovering that we were more interested in the rocks and fossils in what might have been the remnants of an old quarry. I can thank Ernie’s interest in electronics for a wonderful hobby that I maintain to this day. His neighbor gave me my first shortwave radio. As I recall, Ernie flew radio control planes for a time. I do recall his sister Peggy and wonder if she is still around. We communicated less and less thru high school years as we got busy with our own lives. Ernie headed to Alfred as I headed to RIT. I recall my Mom asking me to stop by and visit Ernie’s Mom over Thanksgiving and it was then that I heard of Ernie’s passing. My Mom and his agreed not to tell me until then so I could focus on school. At any rate, I have fond memories of Ernie. Yesterday afternoon I drove by the place on Hess Rd near Appleton, NY where he lived – not far from where I grew up. Time goes by so fast but some memories are crisp and clear. Thanks for letting me post this.

Steve Ziblut, Rochester, NY


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