Ernesto "Chef Ernie" Porco

February 14, 1938 - December 19, 2019
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Ernesto “Chef Ernie” Porco, 81, of New Philadelphia and formerly Uhrichsville, died December 19, 2019 in the Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in Belmonte Calabria, Italy, in his family’s home on February 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Matteo and Angela (Pinnichia) Porco.

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Ernesto “Chef Ernie” Porco, 81, of New Philadelphia and formerly Uhrichsville, died December 19, 2019 in the Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in Belmonte Calabria, Italy, in his family’s home on February 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Matteo and Angela (Pinnichia) Porco.

Ernie spent his early years in New York and Atlantic City until moving to the community. He was the head chef at Atwood Lodge from 1967 to 1974. Then, he started his own culinary business, Chef Ernie’s. He was a member of the Chef Association of New York for 62 years also.

Ernie will be deeply missed by his family including his children, Kathy Morgan, Peggy (Don) Hayes, Lisa Wagner, Tina (Ron) Amstutz, Ernie Porco, Michael (Misty) Porco and Julia Porco; his step-children, Bob (Lisa) Alsept and Eric Alsept; his grandchildren, Amanda (Charlie), Katie, Eddie, Dustin (Crystal), Cory, Travis, Cassandra (Ryan), Ashley (Andrew), Chelsea (Brandon), Lauren (Cody), Nikki (Jordan), Ernie (Taylor), Rochelle (Zach), Lindsey (Brandon), Mike, Parker, Ian, Luke, Taylor, Vanessa and Nathan; his step-grandchildren, Aleia, Alexa and Kaden; his great-grandchildren, Haylee, Briella, Luke, Molly, Owen, Theo, Luca, Hunter, Grayson, Gaven, Easton, Gannon, Raelyn, Rowan, Tommy, Morgan, and CJ; and several extended family members.

He was preceded in passing by his late wife, Betty A. Porco whom he married on July 5, 1994; and his daughter, Angela Owens; and several siblings.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and again one hour prior to the service on Monday. A service celebrating Ernie’s life will be held on Monday, December 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will follow in New Cumberland Cemetery.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

New Cumberland Cemetery

Address:

, New Cumberland, OH,

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Born: February 14, 1938
Died: December 19, 2019

Condolences for Ernesto “Chef Ernie” Porco

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Bev Logan posted on 12/26/19

So sorry for your families loss ?. God bless all of you. He lived a full life with lots of family ??. Rest in peace & be reunited with Angie ?

 

Ima Stansbery posted on 12/24/19

Chef will be sadly missed but now he'll join an ? miss you Angie...

 

Anthony Contini posted on 12/23/19

To the Porco children very sorry for your loss, my father has been gone now going on 15 years. Dad and the Chef had very many laughs together, We spent many years for lunch and conducted quite a few business deals while playing pac-man and consuming those great cheese burgers.

 

Anthony Contini posted on 12/23/19

To all the members of this fine family , I retain many wonderful memories either at the restaurant or at one of the many catered events provided by the Chef of his laugh, smile, and most of all his great ability to glorify the taste of food, right down to the awesome cheese burgers that I consumed over my lifetime!!! God Bless this family!

 

William Newell posted on 12/23/19

We pray for peace and assurance for the Porco Family! May you feel the comfort of God's love as you live in His presence! Sincerely, The Newell Family

 

Sara posted on 12/23/19

Sending prayers out to the family..

 

molly wiley posted on 12/22/19

To the entire Porco family, Although we never had the chance to meet Chef Ernie we have heard many stories about his life from his grandson. We know from those stories what a fine man he was. Most sincere sympathy to his family and friends. Love, Dick and Molly

 

Katherine Johnson posted on 12/22/19

So sorry for your loss

 

Bob Reolfi posted on 12/21/19

Ernie and family, please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. Bob Reolfi and Carol Bandy

 

Shelly Stephens, KSU-Tusc posted on 12/21/19

Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings and Comfort,

 

Harper & Sue Mellott posted on 12/21/19

Tina, You have our heartfelt sympathy.

 

Barry Diane Armsttong posted on 12/21/19

So very sorry for your loss,, we have so many good memories with Ernie,,

 

Jim Woodlock posted on 12/21/19

Ernie, and famil y, my deepest condolences and prayers go out to you on the loss of your Father. I pray that God will give you all the strength to get through this time of pain, and continue to nurture, and heal all your hearts at a great loss like this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Jim Woodlock

 

Crystal Deitrick posted on 12/21/19

Sorry for your loss.

 

Beth Hardy posted on 12/21/19

My deepest sympathies.

 

Marty DeVault posted on 12/21/19

Send prayers to the family I work for Erine when he had the restaurant on Johnson drive in uhrichsville he sure was a very nice guy sorry for your los

 

Jeanine Day posted on 12/20/19

Remembering many good times with Ernie and the family! Prayers?

 

John & Brenda McCloud posted on 12/20/19

We loved Chef Ernie and his restaurant! Many good memories! May his memory be a blessing!

 

Christine Spencer posted on 12/20/19

I am so sorry about this. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

 

Ray & Bonnie( Toalston )Mascotti posted on 12/20/19

Tina, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your Family.

 

Lori (Maxwell) Henry posted on 12/20/19

Porco Family, I am so very sorry on the loss of your father! May you find comfort in your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

SARAH E Contini posted on 12/20/19

You will be missed!

 

Truck and Paul Robonson posted on 12/20/19

Luv and MANY prayers to the family!!! God is with you.

 

Anita Blocker posted on 12/20/19

Sorry for your loss. He was an excellent chef

 

Dawn & Ray Borosko posted on 12/20/19

We are so sorry for your keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers we love you.

 

Janet and Troy Smith posted on 12/20/19

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort to the family of Ernie.

 

Mark devore posted on 12/20/19

Ernie is a great man, he will be sadly missed.

 

Jane Hazell posted on 12/20/19

My sympathy to the Porco family. Ernie was a great person and a great boss!

 

Sandie Kubat posted on 12/20/19

God Bless you Ernie and the beautiful family you have. Sending prayers for all of you. You are one Special Dad. Thank you for all the special meals, I am sure the Angels will be enjoying your cooking.?

 

Jonnie Neibert posted on 12/20/19

So many fun memories at Chef Ernie's.prayers for the family.?

 

Kelly Creager posted on 12/20/19

Rip my friend..

 

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