Edward Benedict Ermini, M.D. FACS, 53, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013, at the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C. from esophageal cancer.
Dr. Ermini was born in Yonkers, N.Y., March 13th, 1960, to Ben and Kathleen Ermini, the oldest of three children. Ed attended and graduated from Hackley School, in Tarrytown, N.Y., where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1982, and the medical school at the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama, with honors, including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society (AOA). He completed his internship at USA Medical Center and then was accepted to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed a four year residency in Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery, and became Board Certified in Otolaryngology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Ermini first practiced in South Carolina from 1995-2000. His family then moved to Lumberton, N.C., in January 2000 where Ed went into a private practice until Jan. 2013.
Ed was an exceptional son, father, husband, and physician. He will be missed by his family and friends, and also his patients, whom he treated with dignity and respect throughout his life, thinking of others above and beyond himself.
Dr. Ermini loved music, building and playing guitars, golf, spending time with his friends, and being a physician. Dr. Ermini likewise just published his first novel, “The Guardians of the Catacombs” in February, 2013. He has also co-authored many medical articles and medical books on Ear, Nose and Throat topics throughout his career as well.
Ed was involved in many organizations throughout his medical career, as past board member of the NC Medical Society, member of North Carolina Health and Communications Alliance, (NCHICA) past Chief of Surgery at Southeastern Regional Medical Center of Lumberton, (SRMC), where he operated for the past 13 years. He also was a member of Lumberton Rotary, and Knights of Columbus.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Hospice House of Pinehurst, and also the Clara McLean House for all the wonderful hospitality and exceptional nursing care.
Dr. Ermini is survived by his wife, Cheryl Carlson Ermini; his daughter, Emily Tribby and husband, Bahar, and Ed's grandchildren, Leila and Kamran Tribby, all of Cloquet, Minn.; his son, Anthony B. Ermini, of Lumberton, NC; his parents, Ben and Kathleen Ermini, of Gainesville, Va.; his brother, David Ermini and wife, Nancy, and their two children, Wyndam and John, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his sister, Lisa Ermini, of Ashburn, Va.
A vigil will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc., 809 East 5th Street, Lumberton.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:00AM at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 2000 East Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Cancer Care Fund of Pinehurst, Attn: Margie Thomas, 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Born: March 13, 1960
Death: June 21, 2013