"I was so excited to be named a 2009 Ernest I.J. Aguilar scholar. The scholarship has allowed me to concentrate on my studies and to take full advantage of being a Foster MBA. But after getting to know Ernie, I truly understood what an honor it is to be an Aguilar scholar. I will always be thankful for all that Ernie accomplished and for the positive impact it has had on me."
March 18, 2010
Ms. Tina Aguilar
4206 West Tapps Drive East
Sumner, WA 98391-9195
I was very saddened to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was a dear friend to the
University of Washington and is remembered fondly throughout our community for his humor, warmth, and generosity. Ernie had a tremendous impact through his tireless efforts to promote Hispanic businesses in our region, including his contributions to founding the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. And, of course, we have always been
very proud at the UW to have the nation’s first endowed scholarship for a Latino student in an MBA program, the Ernest I.J. Aguilar Endowed MBA Scholarship. We have directed the UW Foundation to make a donation in Ernie’s memory to this wonderful scholarship.
While I know that words are inadequate to assuage your pain and grief, please know that you and your family are in the thoughts of many of us at the University, especially your friends in Gerberding Hall. You have my deepest sympathy.
Mark A. Emmert
Peace and Rest be with thy Spirit and Soul. You touched peoples souls and lives in Washington State. Peace be with all of us.
On behalf of Consejo, we would like to express respectfully deep sorrow for the loss of Ernest Aguilar.
Ernest Aguilar was an inspiration to build a better community and we will always remember him. He was a hearted and considerate person who was always helping others. His loss is a loss to all Latinos and Washington citizens.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are sharing the burden of this great grief.
With our deepest sympathy,
Estimada familia Aguilar, sobre todo Sra. Tina he recibido con inmenso dolor la noticia de el fallecimiento de Don Ernesto Aguilar y quiero decirles que mi familia y su servidor les enviamos nuestro más sentido pésame.
Al mismo tiempo quiero decirles que le doy gracias a Dios por haberlo conocido y tratado pues fué un gran Hombre siempre dedicado a ayudar a los demás, abrir oportunidades para todos, buscando que nos relacionaramos todos y que el comercio fluyera entre los dos paises.
Asi lo recuerdo y sepan que siempre seré amigo de ustedes y me pongo a sus ordenes.
Descanse en Paz Don Ernesto.
Atte. Senador Felipe González González