Ernest Linwood Miner

March 14, 1955 - February 2, 2022

Ernest Linwood Miner, 66, a new resident of North Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Windsor, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in Fort Myers, FL. He was born March 14, 1955, in Naples, Italy to James and Felicia Miner, now deceased.

Ernest was of the Catholic faith. He was an avid hunter, good refrigeration technician, loved the beach and fishing in his beloved Florida which reminded him of Italy. He loved his citrus and palm plants and any type of plant. The truth be known, cooking was another talent of his and he enjoyed feeding family and friends as well. Ernie took pride in his Italian heritage and enjoyed sci-fi movies and the good old Star Trek episodes. Our favorite music station was 104.9FM in Florida, yet he loved his Italian oldies music as well.

Often a Facebook inmate, a proud man and sometimes stubborn; like Frank Sinatra “Did it his way!” Ernie made friends easily as he had a great sense of humor. He loved his whole family and friends both North and South. He did accomplish many things in his life here that made him proud as well. I know we are all going to miss this funny man; a jack of all trades and a good provider for us. God has him home now where he is with other family and friends. Til we meet again Papa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Rose Miner; children, Amanda DePersis of Windsor, Ny, and Ernest Jay Miner (Nicole) of Windsor, NY; siblings, Tony West (Laura) of Allentown, PA, Maria Garcia (Frank) of Windsor, NY, Suzie Malone (Paul) of Staten Island, NY, Anna Maria Miner of Binghamton, NY, and Rosa Troiano of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Destiny Sibley, Dovea Sibley, Riley Miner, Joey Hatala, and Mason Miner; as well as great grandchildren, River Zlock and Easton Hanson.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ernest Linwood Miner are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Antonia Columbo Feb 5, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle Ernie. I love you and I will miss you.

  2. Joy Feb 5, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Heart broken , so sorry for your loss

  3. Debbie Guzman Feb 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    My heart goes out to this amazing family that I have known for 50 + years my prayers are with you all my memories from 45th Street as a child to 18th Avenue the last time I saw you before I moved to Florida you will always be in my heart Ernie R.I.P. BIG BROTHER TILL WE MEET AGAIN ❤

  4. Anna Maria McCormick Rasi Feb 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I will forever cherish the memories of you and all the times I spent with you and Rosie. Thank you for all y’alls help when I needed you. You have always been more than a Cousin and I will forever cherish my memories of you. I suppose now I have to take up the slack on fakebook so heres to you Cuzo:
    I love you. Rest in Heaven,
    Anna Maria

  5. Theresa Dunn Feb 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Rest in peace Ernie. Thank you for making this world a better place for others.

  6. William Bell Feb 7, 2022 at 6:30 am

    You will be missed greatly .
    Your a good friend.

  7. Anna Ponce Feb 7, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Rest in Peace Uncle Ernie 🧡

  8. Shawn and Penny Wood Feb 7, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Miner family
    Our hearts go out to you we are praying for you all as you experience this journey.

  9. James & Tiffany Lynch and family Feb 7, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Mr. Ernie was a great man. He was loving, kind, generous, caring and would give his own shirt off of his back if you needed it. He welcomed myself and family into his life. He was great friends with my father, Edward Lynch Sr. (Deceased)
    Our hearts are broken, I don’t have the words to describe the pain that we feel.
    May God grant you the strength through this time of sorrow. God Bless and God Speed.

  10. Steven Goodwin Feb 7, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Great words !! Great Man !!! We connected and I thought the world of him …. Rest Easy my Friend

  11. Sharla Williams Feb 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve never read such a beautiful tribute as this was written to honor the memory of Ernest. Such a well deserved tribute.
    My heart broke when I saw that he had passed. I know he will be greatly missed by his beautiful loving family.
    He will also be terribly missed as a friend and TM brother amongst our network of people with the same affliction that Ernest lived with. He was loved by so many of us. He is gone but will never be forgotten. He is at rest in paradise. God rest his soul and God Bless your entire family.

  12. Mary Wolak Feb 7, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Rest peacefully, Ernie, my TM brother🙏🏻🙏🏻I’m going to miss your passionate attitude!

  13. Bernadette Gibson Feb 7, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Rise Amanda Jr etc family kids so sorry to hear this news I loved his soul always happy reminded me of my own dad and all our Italian characteristics he will be missed condolences from mom and I love Bernie xo

  14. Dale Rapozo Feb 7, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    What sad news to hear. We got to be so close Ernest and I, even though we never met personally, First through our TM group and through our political opinions. I loved him for his sense of humor, his funny and sometimes sarcastic opinion. I am going to miss not being able to see his ruffling of feathers on fb, and also his beautiful poetry. He was definitely a special man. May God’s perpetual light shine upon his soul forever. Aloha Oe’ my friend, until we meet again.

  15. rose Feb 7, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I miss you mucho much🥺…. Your ole lady

  16. Caroline Avera Feb 7, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    RIP .my friend, you will be missed.You were one of the first people to make me welcome to the blue crew. I loved your jokes,antics and your poetry as only regret is that I never got to meet you in person!
    Love n prayers to your family ❤🙏

  17. Adrian Hoffman Feb 7, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Ernie. I’ve known you since the Brooklyn days. So sad. Rest easy!

  18. Rosalia Mathews Feb 8, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Wow where do I start you were more like a big brother to me your humor your Facebook post your laugh and the love you have will forever be missed RIP my beloved cousin
    Forever in our hearts
    Love you your cousin Lia

  19. Mariarosaria Feb 8, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Mio caro fratelo ❤️ I don’t know where to begin but I do know these past few years I’ve watched a man that was so full of life , whom enjoyed being outdoors hunting camping being with friends riding quads , just enjoying life in general deteriorate because of your illness , you were such a fighter and my hero 💙 and even thou you were hurting you’d still push through your pain and do what needed to be done, I was so blessed to be your sister and share the crazy times and years we did together , I’m going to miss all the wonderful times we have been blessed to share together and I know I will carry them all deep within my heart . I love you so much and am missing you even more 💔 Till I see you again …….

  20. Eric Acevedo Feb 8, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Ernie. I have nothing but fond memories of him. He was a stand up guy. Even in my early years I could tell he was intelligent, passionate and caring person with a sharp sense of humor. My heart and prayers go out to my cousin Rosie her family as well as Ernies family. Rest in peace.

  21. Kath Feb 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Rest in peace Ernest , such a lovely kind spirited man , with a funny hat for every occasion , my thoughts are with ur family n friends, near and far xxx

  22. Kath Feb 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Rest in peace Ernest , such a lovely kind spirited man , with a funny hat for every occasion , my thoughts are with ur family n friends, near and far xxx

  23. Kathie McCarthy Feb 9, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Ernie, you encouraged me to share my poetry and you encouraged all of us TM folk to challenge ourselves.. You will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. My love and sympathy to your family. RIP

  24. John Stachura Feb 9, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Rose, my sincerest condolences on the passing of Ernie, and to your family as well. I met Ernie through my TM group, and we instantly became friends. I’m certainly going to miss the crazy jokes, the hat of the month postings, and helping him take potshots at democrat supporters. Wahoo, did we ever have a ball doing that! I think there are still hit contracts from the other side of the political divide out there on both of us! May Ernie Rest In Peace, and may you and your family heal quickly from this devastating loss!

  25. Bunny Rabbit Feb 10, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Oh boy where do I start…

    I’ve been with you since practically birth, you took me in as your own when both my parents couldn’t step up to the plate. And you not only did that for me, you did it for dove, and, Joey too. You were my first best friend. I’ll always remember the times we’d go up and down the road when I was a little shit, as I’d dance threw puddles to see the cows and sing “I’m a ballerina“. You were by my side throughout my whole life. Being not only my shelter but, my mr. Fixer and protector. I had a love for you like no other. 😞
    I wanted you so badly to fight but I knew you were tired of all the madness, and it was high time in you to retire from it all. You took on so many other’s problems, all while giving them a support system, that some didn’t even deserve. You were always kings of the mountain sharing your light on others touching so many peoples lives, you truly were a people person. You were the most humble, hardworking, loving and funniest dad/papa/great grandpa/friend to all. And I wish I could take back a few times I took for granted as a kid. I know you’re looking down all of us pain free, drinking all the molson and, Yuengling you could ever ask for without a forced smile on your face.
    Never would I have thought you’d be first to go…but when time is all you have, you never know when someone’s will run out. I’m truthfully happy you were able to spend your last few months being in Florida with nana. Just said to see you go without being able to spend some of the time with you too.
    You’ll forever be mine and Rivers guide forever. And I will not let you down. We will forever love you to the moon and back. And I’m so glad you got to know River and cherish some memories with him like I did with you. I will continue to live out all your memories within my heart for as long as I live and, share them with little man.🥺

    You’ll always be one of a kind. Someone who could never be replaced, thank you for raising me an, being the one dad I never had. You truly will be forever missed. Xo 😘

  26. Bunni Feb 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    You will always be loved

  27. BarBara Hayes Feb 11, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    R.I.P. Ernie 🙏 condolences to Rosie n family. Love Always From Your Friend
    BarBara From 45th street BKLYN

  28. Suzie Feb 13, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    This is so hard my brother. I can’t believe I’m writing to you on your obituary page!!!! Your weren’t supposed to leave us this soon. I’m very proud to have had you in my life. So proud to have the same blood as you. For that I will
    Always have you close to me ! I’ll always be talking to you and I’m sure your listening. Watch over us Ernie. Give kisses to momma for me please please. At least your with mom and that gives me peace. You are and always will be the king of the mountain. We will all
    Miss u so very much. It will never be the same upstate my brother. Till we meet again. Love your little sister Suzie xoxoxo

  29. Ernest James Miner Feb 14, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind words an prayers. We had so much more to do together, I miss him more than I could have ever imagined. I will see him again. I will remember him always….. my Father & Friend.

  30. Erin Pleus Feb 14, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    To the entire Miner family,
    May Ernesto rest peacefully in the arms of God, family and friends. He was a wonderful man and welcomed Drew and I like we were family. Such a bright light that will be missed.

  31. Teri Miner Feb 20, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Dear Miner Family,
    My heart goes out to you as you navigate this difficult time. I am praying for you to get through this time. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving heart. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May the light and love of God shine through the darkness of your broken heart and give you grace and strength as you move forward.

    God bless you.

  32. Mariarosaria Apr 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I miss you 💞 Please watch over all of us ,Hugs and kisses up to heaven 😘

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