Ernest  Stair

Ernest Charles "Ernie " Stair Sr.

Sunday, September 27th, 1936 - Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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South Amboy
Ernest Charles Stair, Sr. of South Amboy peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age 83, at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Born in Havana, Cuba, Ernest moved to Brooklyn at 19-years old, with his younger sister Sarah in efforts to establish the family along with his two other siblings, Gloria and Harold. Soon thereafter, Ernest signed on and was a proud veteran of the US Army having served in Germany during the Vietnam War. At the conclusion of his service, Ernest returned to Brooklyn N.Y. where he graduated from the Pratt Institute of Technology in New York, married Dora Gonzalez and raised two children, Ernest Jr. and Karen. Ernest also played the trumpet for various Latin bands having played at major venues. As a child growing up in Cuba, Ernest had a deep passion for horses and baseball and transitioned that sports passion into coaching youth baseball in the New York City for over 15 years. Ernest was a tireless professional, having worked as various Marketing Managerial roles for major firms such as Essence Magazine, Univision, CBS, and ESPN. He eventually transitioned to the Tampa, Florida area for 10-years before retiring and settling down in South Amboy, New Jersey. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Ernest is predeceased by his beloved wife Dora Stair and his parents Egbert and Flossie Stair. Surviving are his children and their spouses Ernest, Jr. and Charnise Carter-Stair of South Amboy; Karen Stair and Hugo V. Hodge of St. Thomas; his 3 grandchildren Shardé Petty, Rasheed McCleverty, Jr., and Christian Stair; his great-grandchildren Ariana and Aysia. He is also survived by his sibling Harold Stair, step-sisters Dinah Stair and Doris Stair, nephews Greg Stair, Bryan Stair and Andrew Stair, niece Karyn Caulkins Rivera and nephew Jerry Caulkins as well as many beloved extended family members and friends.

Funeral services are private following federal regulations for COVID-19 under the direction of Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin.
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  • Service

    Monday, April 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, April 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Private Services
    15 Cherry Lane
    PARLIN, NJ 08859
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    Services are private following federal regulations for COVID-19
  • Interment

    Pine Lawn Memorial Park
    2030 Wellwood Avenue
    Farmingdale, Long Island, NY 11735
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Mary Frances Carrero

Posted at 08:01pm
Ernie was a loving soul.When he came into my life things were brighter.We shared wonderful times in Tampa.I will miss him so much .The love of my life we will meet again.I will always love you❤️Mary Frances

Harold Stair

Posted at 06:51pm
Hello Ernie.
We all Love you Brother!
Rest in peace My Big Brother, we are all missing you, but we know that you are in Heaven with our Beloved Loving Mother, Flossie, Sister Gloria & Sister Sarah, Who Past Away in December 2019. Our Loving Baby Brother Junior Stair who past away at the tender age of Four (4) Years Old. I Hope youre all together up there having a good Time. I fell lost and alone, althought i have the Love and support of a beutifull extended family from my Loving caring Wife Catherine that i Love and adore, God Bless my wife Catherine and her family that provide the love and support i need to carry on. God Bless You! I Love you.


John DiGangi

Posted at 05:12pm
RIP Ernie ! Taken to soon but Never forgotten


Posted at 05:12pm
Rest In Eternal Light🙏🏻🙌🏻😇✝️💜🕯 Love You

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