amer you were my light i looked up to you i will never forget you or my auntie all the visits to my house and the good times we had i will miss you very much,your nephew and godson michael j chand sr.....
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
The Appeal-Democrat Family
Amer was a generous kind man who took many a new official like myself and guided them through the complexitys of refereeing. He was generous with his time and knowledge and a mentor to many of us. He will be missed.
Amer was such a gentle man and a gentleman. I met him the first year I was officiating and will miss him greatly as he always had a joke and a smile for everyone. Via con Dios my friend
AHORA QUE YA ESTA A LADO DE MI PADRE DIOS Y JUNTO A LOS SERES Q TANTO QUIERO COMO ES MI PAPA IGNACIO Y MIS ABUELITOS JOSE Y ALTAGRACIA LO RECORDAREMOS DE LA MISMA FORMA Y CARINO COMO HASTA AHORA DIOS ME LOS CUIDE A TODOS Y A MI TIA NIKI TAMBIEN
SIEMPRE HABRA BELLOS Y GRATOS RECUERDOS Y GRACIAS POR PERTENERCER A ESTA FAMILIA
DIOS LOS CUIDE
HILDA G GONZALEZ MORA Y FAMILIA
This is really sad. I've known Amer for many years, first as a player. He was one of the original Dinosaurs team out of New Mexico. Shared many good times with him. Later mobility issues caused him to devote his time to referring instead of playing. Always saw and talked to him at tournamens. This is so hard to accept, I was really shaken to hear the news from Steve. Sorry i could not be at the funeral. I hope Nikki is ok- i know it hard for you. Tears-Bruce
Amer was a dedicated and excellent volleyball referee and scorer. I learned so much from him and know that I am so lucky to have known and worked with him. All the volleyball family will remember him with love.
Armer It's hard to beleive the news I got about passing. Armer was like a brother to me we shared thing that most both or sisters don't share very offen. I almost was like yesterday we where hanging sheetrock in my garage between tourament for the Good Will Games and that was fun if I may say so. I know it's a few years since Armer went to the Adults Nationals and refereeing has not been the same, if fact this will be my last year to work becuse Armer is no longer around and the fun has gone out of refereeing.
Armer is by far the smartest person I every knew. He couls sure take a volleyball rule apart from one end to the other. I deffently feel a great loss with his passing. Thanks
TIO AMER. FUE ALGO BELLO Q FUERA PARTE DE NUESTRA FAMILIA Y Q SEGUIRA SIENDO EN NUESTROS CORAZONES Y Q ME PADRE DIOS LO TENGA A SU LADO ASI COMO A MI PAPA Y SOBRINO IGNACIO A MI ABUE ALTAGRACIA Y A MI ABUE JOSE Y QUIERO DECIRLE Q SIEMPRE LO RECORDAREMOS CON MUCHO CARINO Y RESPETO Q SE MERECE POR SER EL SER RESPETABLE Q ERA. DESCANSE EN PAZ
SU SOBRINA Y FAMILIA
HILDA G GONZALEZ MORA
ESTEBAN E GONZALEZ
JAVIER I GONZALEZ
TIO AMER, AQUI TODOS SUS SOBRINOS ESTAMOS TRISTE POR SU PARTIDA PERO ALEGRES QUE AL FIN SE RUNIRA CON LA OTRA FAMILIA COMO SON SU SOBRRINO iGNACIO Y MI ABUELITA Y ABUELITO JOSE Y ALTAGRACIA HAYA LO HAN RECIBIDO CON LAS MANOS ABIERTAS. NOS DEJA UN VACIO PERO SOBRE TODO UN DOLOR DE QUE NO PODRA ESTAR MAS AQUI CON NOSTROS. DIOS LO BENDIGA POR TODOS ESO BELLOS MOMENTOS DE ALEGRIA Y SABIDURIA QUE USTED NOS DEJO.. AUN ME ACUERDO DE SUS PLATICAS SOBRE STAR WARS Y DE ESO MOMENTOS EN QUE NOS SENTABAMOS EN SU SALA A HACER PUZZLES. GRACIAS POR ESTAR A LADO DE MI TIA NICKI Y POR TODOS ESOS ANOS DE COMPARTIR CON NOSTROS.. SUS SOBRINOS GONZALEZ MORA TIA NICKI POR FAVOR RECIBA NUETRO PESAME
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
~ The Appeal-Democrat Family
Amar was the most sweetest, smartest,respectible, courages man we ever new, he was a good man, he taught us everything about volleyball, we still remember one christmas night 2011, we had he and his precious wife Nikki over and we had such a good time. He was so great with our kids.Infact our daughters favorite doll was from Amar and Nikki. And all those times we drove out of town to officiate games it was so much fun. We feel blessed to have been his friends for 10 years. Joseph baca and Maria Sedillo
Kathy and I arrived in ABQ in 1993 as volleyball nomads. Back then there was USVBA (not USAV), side-out scoring, and no issues with Libero jerseys. We met you at Midtown S&W and you welcomed us into the ABQ volleyball community with open arms and your ubiquitous smile. We cherished our time playing in your leagues, having you ref our daughter's matches, and then reffing with you. I am not sure which was greater - your love and devotion to Niki or to volleyball - but we benefitted and learned from both. Peace, and a 21-whistle salute, my friend.
Amer and Niki were always staples at Open's and I looked forward to visiting with them. Amer was down to earth and enjoyed sharing his love for volleyball, especially officiating, with everyone he met. Our volleyball family has lost a dear friend.
RIP, Amer. Thanks for your friendship through volleyball and inviting me to the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. You'll be missed. Please watch over Nikki and the rest of us.
You got me started in the sport and was my first volleyball coach with the Kirtland AFB Flyers back in 1987. Little did we both know that I would get hooked and here I am some 26 years later as the Exec. Director for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball and the Asst. Commissioner for the PVL. You were a tough, but fair coach, with a gentle spirit and you will be missed. Thank you for investing in me and allowing me the opportunity to make volleyball such an important part of my life! Until we meet again...
I always appreciated Amer's quick smiles. He was always interested in others. He made me feel special during the years we officiated together. He will be missed.
I will miss your smile at the volleyball meeting. I enjoyed calling with you and even more our conversations about volleyball.
Amer was a great friend and mentor. He will be missed. Our heart goes out to his family.
Bob & Elayne Cowgill
We will miss his kind heart and helpfulness in SURVA. You guys are in my prayers.
My heart sank when I heard of Amer's passing. 3 short years I knew Amer, and yet, he was a friend, mentor, and teacher from the first day I met him. Full of whit with a big smile, always ready to give friendly advice or a cool history lesson about volleyball. His dedication to the sport and building up of officials was (and still is) motivating. He will be greatly missed!
Amer was an excellent mentor as I got back into refereeing in 2009. The car ride volleyball clinics consisting of the quirkiest situations a referee could be subjected to and the methodical way he processed the game of volleyball has left an indelible impression on me. Much the same as Amer did with everyone he came into contact with, he also left the game of volleyball better than he found it. Thanks for your dedicated service to our country my fellow Airman! You'll always be my Achmed, my friend. Miss you buddy!
Amer, you were a great mentor to so many volleyball officials. I will miss as a friend and all the help you provided to me and fellow referees.
You will be greatly missed!
Amer & I got our National rating the same year. Always a gentleman. He'll be missed
For me, Amer was a mentor, supporter and friend in the national volleyball referee community for more than 20 years.
He was extremely knowledgeable, most supportive and very fun-loving. He exhibited great devotion to his wife, Nikki.
We will miss him at perhaps his signature volleyball event, the Huntsman World Senior Games.
Peace Be Still.
I remember reffing with Amer at the USAV tournaments. What a nice guy he was, and it was fun hanging with him. I will miss him greatly.
Even though you lived in New Mexico, your So. Cal friends will miss you. Watch over us
I will miss you even tho we haven't talked in a long time. I will always remember you as a dear friend and fellow referee.
Amer, You were a great friend and example to me. Your guidance and advice gave me the courage to get to where I am now. You will always be remembered. Thanks for all the good times officiating together.
Amer always had good information to share with fellow referees. Always thinking about situations and rule interpretations that might help someone in a future match. Thanks for being a mentor to so many.
In memory of a wonderful person, a great husband to Nikki, a long time admired and respected volleyball official and tournament director for Huntsman. I will miss your smiles and your dancing!
You will be missed by a lot of people: those you touched through your officiating, those you mentored, those you got to know. Most of all you be missed by your family. May the Lord accept you into the Kingdom and keep a healing hand upon those you leave behind.
To a good friend, volleyball mentor, and an awesome travel companion. May you find peace my friend as you join our maker. I will always cherish our "what if" volleyball conversations to pass the time as we traveled to Amarillo, Durango, and wherever we happened to be refereeing that weekend. Thanks for your service to the world's premier Air Force.
Amer, You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all your help.
We will miss you Amer. A good friend that I always appreciated talking to and learned.from. Thanks for.being here and.helping all the new.refs. We all love you and you will.be missed. You will.be remembered. God speed Amer.n
Amer was such a great mentor for me these last 10 years. I still remember my first USAV tournament in Roswell where he went over the entire referee test on the ride down with Gail and I. Just when we thought he was done with the test, he started making up new scenarios and questions for us. You know, I didn't appreciate it then, but I look back on that car trip as the beginning of such a great mentoring relationship. I will so miss his spirit and true love for the game of volleyball and all he shared.
It was such a pleasure to get to know such an accomplished and kind individual. May you rest in peace and may the good Lord embrace you as you enter His kingdom.