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RIP Ernie Warlick July 21, 1932 - Nov. 24, 2012

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

I grew up five houses away from Ernie W and my mom was good friends with his wife, Louise. RIP. Sad news. Incidentally, his son Chris was extremely smart and later became a medical prof at Wash U.

Growing up in Williamsville, I went to HS with his daughter. She was dating a friend of mine and when she mentioned that her younger brother wanted to go fishing, I took them down to the lower Niagara at Devil's Hole.

The kid caught a lunker smallmouth. Must have been a six pounder.

You should have seen the smile on his face.

I never met Ernie but his kids were first class all the way.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

Fond memories of Ernie from the early years. May he RIP

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

I'd like to go sit on the corner of Main and Dewey and eat a burger in Ernie's honor. He was a class act all the way. And one helluva TE. RIP, Mr. Warlick.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:07 PM


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

RIP to a great man and a Buffalonian.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Thank you for the memories, Ernie. R.I.P.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Just read the article on Ernie and just discovered that he died in NOV.

His name probbly doesnt mean much to you if you are under 50-but he was a larger than life
very nice man who was an active member of the Buffalo community for 50 years.

Anyone remember his hamburger joint on main betw Bennett High and The High School for the deaf??
I lived in that area in the late 70s early 80s--and would go there not only for the burgers--but also for the great big smile
the big man had for every one of his customers.

RIP Ernie

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Yeah T.

There was a brief trip down memory lane a few months back.

http://forums.twobil...+ernie +warlick

I went to East with his daughter. Extended condolences via Facebook.

Damn, those football games in the Wojda's backyard were a LONG time ago…

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

i grew up in south buffalo but certainly knew where ernie's burger place was.. when i played high school football, all games were played at all-high stadium, right near bennett and ernie's place.. i also ran into ernie at a buffalo bison's hockey game at the aud, he was there because he was doing sports for channel 2 at the time, i just , (like the guy in the story) approached him to sign my bison's hockey program, he not only signed but asked me my name, seemed like such a nice guy, not some self-consumed, phony jackass that seems to be prevalent today..

Edited by dwight in philly, 05 January 2013 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Ernie Warlick hosted a Bills show from 1966 - 1967 called Buffalo Bills Preview; great show that still out ranks many local Bills TV today. I guess I am showing my age, but Ernie was awesome, a great member of the Buffalo community. My condolences to his family.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I remember him as a television sports anchor. He had a charismatic smile and a hardy infectious laugh. I remember drinking at Sestak and McGuires in Kensington but didn't get a chance to visit Warlick's. R.I.P. to a good man.