Ernesto (Ernie) Pino
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Ernesto (Ernie) Pino

Ernesto (Ernie) Pino, President of Producciones Pino, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Ernie was a noted chef, author, and writer who created the Northwest's leading world language media agency.

He is survived by his husband, actor and composer Richard Gray, his parents, Ernesto and Maria Concepcion Pino of Green Valley, Arizona, and his sister, Linda Darling.

A Celebration of Ernie's life will be held at The 5th Avenue Theatre on Monday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

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Published in The Seattle Times from May 4 to May 6, 2015.
Celebration of Life
06:00 PM
The 5th Avenue Theatre
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June 7, 2020
I miss you Ernie. Xox
June 2, 2015
Rich, we are thinking of you today with sad hearts, in Perth Australia. Sending prayers and love your way. The Nahajski family.
May 31, 2015
I'm so grateful to have had the privilege of knowing Ernie. My residual reflective image of Ernie has always been one of passion, graciousness, optimism and enthusiasm....past or present.
Scott Staples
May 29, 2015
Ernie was an extraordinary person. I worked with him from 1990 until recently. Ernie had the gift of making me feel I was the most talented person on earth. Ernie was always gracious. A class act. I never stopped admiring all his different facets. A wonderful man. He lived life to the fullest. I will miss him very very much.
Anita Ortega
May 28, 2015
I mowed Ernie/Ricks lawn at their last two
houses.I was shocked to learn of Ernie"s death.I always bragged about knowing Ernie
Pino,writer for Seattle Magazine.God bless
buddy. Robert
May 26, 2015
Rich, I'm so sorry to learn of Ernie's passing. He will certainly be missed; such a spark of light. I'll always have fond memories of working with him and visiting with the two of you at nonprofit events. Blessings and comforts in this difficult time.
Christi Ball Loso
May 26, 2015
Ernie was such a kind and fun person and we are glad to have met him. We know how much passion he had for everything he did. We was friendly and welcoming to everyone and everyone loved his donations to so many non profit events. Our thoughts are with your family.
kaspar and nancy donier
May 19, 2015
Rich, my thoughts are with you. Ernie was a wonderful man and the two of you were such a strong and loving couple. He will be missed.
May 12, 2015
Ernie was a wonderful man and I am so grateful to have known him all these years. Rest in Peace, my friend. Rich, you are in our thoughts....
Lisa Cole
May 9, 2015
Rest in peace Ernie. Thoughts and prayers for Richard and all your friends and loved ones. Brian Englund
Brian Englund
May 8, 2015
Ernie had such passion for food, wine, laughter and life. His shining star will be missed!
Our thoughts are with you, Rich.
Alison Leber
May 8, 2015
Rest in peace, dear Ernie. Your ability to light up a room was only eclipsed by how you lit up my life.
Guy Silver
May 7, 2015
What a bright-shining light Ernie was. I'm so sorry to hear of his loss. Warm wishes to Rich and his family at this sad time.
Sara Dickerman
May 7, 2015
Ernie was a wonderful person who had nothing but kindness in his heart. I worked with Ernie for over seven years and he will truly be missed for the person that he was.
Joyce Martin
May 7, 2015
My heart is so heavy from this loss, yet I smile when I think of Ernie--his beautiful dark eyes, quick wit, kind touch, brilliant taste, passion for, well, everything great, lust for the best of life, caring for friends. We had so much fun on Marina Island, before that in Lifespring, and cooking together. I wish him peace. And, Rich, my prayers, thoughts and heart are with you. We have all been blessed to have been included in his life. Love, Gai
Gai Klass
May 6, 2015
Ernie, you were a wonderful man. We will all miss you dearly. Mi mas sentido pesa me.
William Belickis
May 6, 2015
I am shocked and saddened by this news. Mr. Pino was so much a part of our Court in Lake Forest Park, where he was our Spanish interpreter for many years. I always looked forward to seeing him. I followed his career in its many facets with pleasure. I will miss him. He is a blessed soul. Judge Linda Portnoy, Lake Forest Park Municipal Court
May 6, 2015
I crossed paths with Ernie a few times through mutual friends. He always had a smile and a kind hello. A genuine and gentle person. He will be missed.
Kelly Wright
May 6, 2015
Rest peacefully my dear old friend. We sure had fun and laughed a lot. I shall hold my memories dear. So many memories to cherish. From LA to NYC to Seattle. You did it all so well and graciously. First class all they way. Fly now with the angels.
Linda Abse
May 6, 2015
Rest peacefully my dear old friend. I smile when I think of you and all the fun we had over all the years from coast to coast. We sure did laugh a lot. I will miss you and hold you in my memories and heart.
Linda Abse
May 6, 2015
All our thoughts and love to you, Rich.
Harold Taw
May 6, 2015
I stayed with Ernie when I visited CA in the late 1980s and he was the kindest, most wonderful host and so much fun to spend time with. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers of love and comfort to his husband and family.
Michele Bettinger
May 6, 2015
Thoughts and prayers for the remaining family. Ernie will be missed in Lake Forest Park.
Nikki Rhoten
May 5, 2015
Very shocked to see this notice in today's paper. What a sweet man and so talented. Rich, I am so sorry for your loss - my thoughts are with you.
Mimi MacLeod
May 4, 2015
No words can describe the loss we have all experienced. Every person who has ever met Ernie - without exception - were changed for the better. Our hearts are heavy, but lightened by the countless memories of friends, dinners, wine and laughs. You will always be here with us.
Len and Rayne Nahajski
May 4, 2015
You were a light in the lives of so many of us. Your warmth, creativity, passion, and love live inside all who met you. We will all take care of Rich, just as you would have wanted.... Rest, sweet soul. Rest.
David Quinn
May 4, 2015
Carole and I met Ernie and Rich very early on in our life here in Seattle and had some times (esp in food arena) that people only dream of. Ernie gave me the nickname of 'Babe-a-licious' his pet name for me. My very, very heartfelt condolences to Rich and all his family. Love, Babe
Cathi 'Babe' Anderson
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