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Support Ernie's Family in Their Time of Need

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On Sunday, May 19th....we very suddenly and very tragically lost a huge part of our hearts and lives. Ernie was only 44 years young. Anyone who knew Ernie, loved him. His heart was one of the biggest and realest. I am at a loss for words right now, but wanted to start this fundraiser for his wife, Alicia and his three children and two doggies....

Ernie was the kind of person who made the world brighter with his presence. He had a passion for bowling, often spending weekends at the lanes with friends and family, sharing his infectious laughter. He was always quick to help out a friend, talk smack and make you laugh, act goofy, but when he needed alone time, would take to any body of water to go fishing....just being around him could make anyone feel peaceful.

This unexpected loss has left Ernie’s family in a state of deep grief and significant financial stress. As they navigate through this incredibly difficult time, they are faced with immediate and ongoing expenses, including funeral costs, household bills, and future educational needs for the children.

We are reaching out to the community for support, especially since Ernie and Alicia have done so much for their local community for many years! Your generous contributions will help alleviate the financial burden on Ernie’s family, allowing them to focus on healing and finding their way forward without the added stress of financial insecurity.
No amount is too small, and every donation will be deeply appreciated. Even if you are unable to contribute financially, sharing this campaign with your network would mean the world to us.

Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and support during this challenging time. Ernie was loved by so many, and we hope to honor his memory by coming together to support the family he cherished so dearly. We love you Black Taco <3

With heartfelt gratitude,




  • Peter Sammer
    • $100 
    • 28 d
  • Diana Barros
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Julie Husted
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Camille Dierna
    • $30 
    • 2 mos
  • Christopher English
    • $60 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Delia Duke
Fishkill, NY
Alicia Alfred

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