Harry “Ernie” Bryan III

(Dec 18, 1982 to Aug 1, 2009)

There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness, it creates a ripple with no logical end. With a profound sense of empathy and compassion, Ernie was always there when you needed him. He knew how to listen, and had the ability to make people smile, laugh and as a result had a way of making people love him. He loved road trips, especially to the shore, Poconos or a concert. But considering he had a knack for getting in fender-benders, it was sometimes safer if someone else drove. rn Ernie is survived by his mother Debbie Bryan (nee Farina), stepfather Mark Griffin of Riverside, father Harry “Ernie”, Jr. of Hazelton, PA, brother Gary Farina of Riverside, and niece Courtney Farina of Riverside. Grandson of Else Farina “Grannypants” of Riverside, Larry and the late Theresa Farina of NC., Harry “Ernie”, Sr. and Ruth Bryan of Fl., and Connie and Larry Payton of Fl. Nephew of Sharon Farina of Riverside, Celie Hubschman of Woodland Twp, and is the cousin of Kimberly Farina of Riverside and the brother-in-law of Becky Nolan of Riverside. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.rn Come celebrate 26 giving years Wednesday 6-8 PM and Thursday from 10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where the service will follow at 11 AM. Ernie loved to dress casual, so please do the same. Flip-flops preferred but not required. Int. Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson.rn

14 thoughts on “Harry “Ernie” Bryan III

  1. Paul & Diane Stoer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.rnrnWith deepest sympathy,rnPaul and Diane StoerrnBarefoot Bay, FL

  2. Carol & Bill Griffin

    Dear Debbie, Mark and family: Bill and I are so very sorry to hear about Ernie. I will always remember him as a happy, polite, and friendly boy. He always had a smile for everyone! We are so very sad for this terrible loss. He will always be remembered by us. He will always be in our prayers. Love Carol and Bill Griffin

  3. Charlene McNichols

    Sharon, Kim and Family,rnrnMy thoughts and prayers are with you. I have countless fond memories of Ernie. More importantly, he was a great friend to Alisha Marie. Thank you for sharing Ernie with us. Warm regards, Charlenern

  4. Susan Lynch

    Rest in Peace Erinie!!! My Alisha is going to miss you like crazy!!!!! To the Family my Prayers and Thoughts are with all of you.. Sharon and Kimmie stay strong!!! Until Then!!!! rn

  5. Robert and Rebecca Eiler

    We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful life. Ernie was truly a blessing to anyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed. You are in our prayers daily. ~Robert and Rebecca (Robinson) Eiler~

  6. Brianna Zaccagni

    Ernie..Oh what to say. You were one crazy man! We had countless memories together that no one will ever be able to take away..you were like a big brother to me and I will miss you terribly. You always knew how to make me smile and make me laugh. I could always count on you for a good laugh when I would pick you up to get a boost or just for an aimless drive. My thoughts go out to your family because I know they lost such a great human being. Ernie, you will always be in my heart and just remember… YOUR CRAZZZY! I love and miss you big bro!rnLove always and forever!rn Your lil’ sis – Bri

  7. Karen Laning Nielsen

    Debbie…my heart is breaking for you….I would give anything in the world so you wouldnt know what this feels like. If it werent for Ernie I dont think Amanda and I could have gotten thru the first year after losing Josh. He always made sure we were ok, even if we werent up to seeing anyone he would insist on dropping by just so he could see that we were ok. I cant imagine never seeing his smiling face again. I know I told you this so many times….I love Ernie as much as I love my own kids. And I feel so honored that you would want Ernies final resting place to be near Josh’s.rnI love you and I will never forget himrnI wish for peace love and strength to you and your familyrnLove,rnKarenrnKaren

  8. Ginger Mankowski

    Debbie: I am sorry for your loss of Harry. He was a true gentleman, always kind words from his mouth, never disrespectful, very cultured and knowledgeable. His presence was soft and sure. Having known him only a short time, the love you shared was certainly an honored one, between Mother & Son. During his last visit, w/o you, I asked him about that… he smiled and said “Mom had other plans.” Watching his video had me crying and laughing. We will not hear his soft voice anymore; however, the angels will forever. rnRest assured Harry is in Heaven, standing beside Jesus and fully understanding all of God’s mysterious ways. I hope this short poem helps to ease your pain.rn”In Loving Memory:rnHome At Last!rnI?m home at last my loved ones,rnWith my Father in the sky;rnHe called my name so sweetly,rnHe called me home on high.rnMy time on earth was precious,rnTruly blessed with all your love;rnThose times are now your memories,rnAs I watch you from above.rnNo longer do I walk in pain,rnOr feel such agony;rnMy weakness has become my strength,rnHome at last, I?m finally free.rnI?ve served my time and paid my dues,rnAccording to Gods plan;rnEternal peace He’s granted me,rnNow I?m sitting at Gods right hand.rnDon’t cry for me in sorrow,rnFor my life is better now;rnMy frail body has been restored,rnI?m riding on the clouds.rnYou’re always in my heart,rnWith good times that have passed;rnBut praise the Lord in Heaven,rnI?m finally home at last!”rnin Christ’s Love, rnGinger from EIP/BCHDrn

  9. Lorraine Hatcher

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of your family. I’m sorry that I was away and could not show my respect. Ernie was a great guy, a lot of fun and always had a smile. I would see Ernie around town with everyone and he always made it a point to come up and talk. Just last month I saw him & he talked about wanting to get a job at the school. He will be sadly missed by a lot of friends/family. But Sharon, you are right. Celebrate Ernie’s life and remember all of the happy times. With Love, Lorraine

  10. mike

    ernie man i remember playing basketball with you at the courts you where sticking up for me when when everyone else was making front of me cause i wasn’t good thanks man i really liked the kindness you where one kool dude i would always talk to youfor advise and you would be there man i wish you good of stayed here longer i’ll miss you man one love to the family my prayer and thoughts are with you you had the best son and parents could ask for

  11. Joan Clark

    Deb & Mark, I’m sorry I was unable to attend Ernie’s services as I was away. I still think of his as the little kid he used to be and am greatly saddened to hear of his departure. Ernie was a very likeable person and I always enjoyed talking with him when I saw him. My deepest sympathies.

  12. Mommy

    Hey Baby Boy, Tommorow will be one month since you left us and I miss you so very much and I just wish I could hug and kiss you again and listen to your voice. Baby boy never forget how much I love you it is with all my heart, and one day we will be together again. All My Love, Mommy

  13. Chrissi

    Nern, I will never forget you…From the night we met, the countless sleep overs, wawa trips, drinking nights at Mandy’s and how you defended me, calling Mandy and I the loves of your life. I can’t wait until I can see you again lovie! Even though my heart breaks now I know it’s not goodbye, it’s I’ll be seeing you later!

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