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.