Passed away on October 1, 2012, at the age of 73, in Santa Rosa, CA where he succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was born in Ilocas Norte, Philippines on December 19, 1938. He finished his medical degree in 1963 from the University of Santo Thomas (UST), Philippines and migrated to the US with his family in 1968. In 1973 he was board certified in Radiology and he practiced for 39 years at St. Agnes Medical Center in South Philadelphia, PA and Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, PA until he retired. He was a member of the Delaware County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Radiological Society of North America. In 1958 Ernie met Dr. Aurora (Auring) Lim, an anesthesiologist. They had a wonderful marriage and had a son, Angelito and a daughter, Agnes who are engineers. Ernie enjoyed gardening and had won several trophies from ballroom dance competitions. He was a devoted husband and father and is lovingly survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Aurora, children, Angelito and Agnes, two sisters, one brother and many, many friends. There will be a Celebration of Ernie's Life on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, with visitation between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose Catholic Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Crematory Services 525-3730
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Published in the Press Democrat from October 5 to October 8, 2012