OBITUARY

Ernest M. Aguilar

August 14, 1939November 19, 2011

Born in Houston Texas on August 14, 1939, Ernest M. Aguilar began his life the 7th child of 11 for Amado Aguilar and Fermina Manriquez Aguilar. At 18 years of age, Ernest left home and joined the United States Marine Corps. After being honorably discharged in 1963, Ernest moved to Los Angeles to live with his brother Pete and cousin Isabel and her 4 children. Being a man of exceptional generosity, character, and religious conviction, Isabel’s children embraced him as a father figure.

In 1964 Ernest was blessed and his life was forever changed when he married Aurora Teresa Aguilar. She bore him 5 sons (Ernest, Raul, Noel, Efren, and Sergio). The Aguilar family moved to Pico Rivera in 1966 and Ernest and Aurora quickly became progressive community leaders and activists. The Aguilar home was a warm and welcome place for all of their friends and extended family.

Ernest Aguilar worked his entire professional career with the phone company. He was hired when he was 24 and retired at the age of 57 after 31 years of service. During that time he was President of his local union, Communications Workers of America, and was ultimately promoted to management.

Throughout all of his life, Ernest was a devoted Catholic. When he first came to Los Angeles, he was an active member of Dolores Mission and sponsored many children as they entered the faith. Ernest believed that god children are rungs in the ladder to heaven and in this regard Ernest was truly blessed. He felt honored with this role; sponsoring many of his nieces and nephews, as well as working with Sister Emanuel at Dolores Mission. After moving to Pico Rivera and joining St. Hilary, Ernest served as a CCD teacher for 15 years, continuing to support the Catholic Church he loved so much.

He is survived by: his wife Aurora Teresa, his sons Ernest, Raul, Noel, Efren, and Sergio, his brothers Pete, Carmen, and Raymond, his sisters Dolores and Josephine, his mother in law Aurora L. Hernandez, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of Funeraria del Angel - Morrow's, Pico Rivera, CA.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 26, 2011
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Shannon Aguilar

November 19, 2012

Hello Again Brother-In-Law,
I can't believe you have been gone a year now. I think of you often and miss you. You were always so kind to me and I'll always love you for that.

I know you, Pete and Virginia are watching over all of us until we can join you. Please know that you are all loved and missed very much. Take care of each other....Love to all of you.....your sister-in-law Shannon.

Shannon Aguilar

June 23, 2012

Hi Brother-In-Law,
Well, you have Pete up there with you now and I hope the two of you are reliving old times and making new memories with the rest of your siblings and parents.

You are both terribly missed here but I know all of you are having a great time being together again. Please take care of each other and watch over those of us left behind. My love to you...your sister-in-law Shannon

Josephine Cardona

June 18, 2012

Hello Brother
Celebrate hearty with all your Brothers and the rest of the Family. HAPPY FATHERS DAY. with much Love
Sis Josephine

January 1, 2012

DEAR BROTHER, AS I GET READY TO GO AND CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE WITH SOME FRIENDS I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU AND MY SIBLINGS DOING THE SAME THING ONLY YOU GUYS WILL BE DRINKING HOLY WINE MADE BY THE MASTER. I WILL DRINK A TOAST TO EACH OF YOU AND REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. GOD BLESS YOU GUYS, MOM AND DAD AND UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN, SEMPER FI TO ALL OF YOU.
YOUR BROTHER PETE, BELLFLOWER, CA.

Josephine Cardona

December 15, 2011

Aurora Ernie Raul Noel Efren Sergio

Toda Perdida es Dura Pero como buenos Cristianos debemos Consolarnos con Nuestra Fe y el Saber que la Muerte es el inicio del Verdadero descanso de la Vida Eterna al Lado de Nuestro Senor Jesucristo

Que en Paz Descanse Mi Hermano Ernest

Con Mi Estimo y Respeto

Hermana Josephine

Gloria Aguilar

December 14, 2011

Tio, I will miss you. I will always remember how much you always supported me in my adventures and how you opened your home to us when I was living in California or wss there for conferences. You were such a kind and gentle soul....now you and daddy will once again be together with Manuel, Mado, and Virginia....

Mary Lou Aguilar

December 13, 2011

God has taken yet another angel from our family.
I am very grateful for you and ChaCha coming for by beloved husbands funeral it meant the world to me and the kids. I am very sorry that I was unable to do the same for you but my love and prayers were and still are with you all. I love you all and am very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. May the Lord carry you thru these hard times and may your soul forever rest in peace my brother-in-law. We will always cherish the good old times. Bless you and the kids my sister-in-law. From all of the Manuel Aguilar Families.

December 13, 2011

GOODBYE AGAIN MY BROTHER. I LOST NOT ONLY A BROTHER BUT MY BEST FRIEND. WE CAME TO CALIFORNIA AFTER SERVING IN THE MILITARY. WE REMAINED CLOSE TILL THE VERY END AND I HAVE NOTNHNG GREAT MEMORIES AND THE JOKING AROUND WE DID. YOU WILL REALLY BE MISSED ONCE WE REALIZE YOU ARE NO LONGER WITH US BUT WE KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE GOD BLESS YOU AND SEMPER FIDELIS. PETE AGUILAR, BELLFLOWER CA.

Mary Diaz

December 13, 2011

may your soul rest in peace Uncle and may all your family find peace during this holiday season

December 13, 2011

I knew Ernest as a good brother-in-law for 36 years. He always greeted me with with a hug and a smile, and I always felt very welcome in his home. He was a good husband, father, brother and son, and was very dedicated to god and his church. His kindness and charm were two of his special attributes. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Cha Cha, Ernie, Raul, Noel, Efren & Sergio, you all have my love and deepest sympathy at this time.

Shannon Aguilar (Sister-In-Law) Bellflower, CA