Ernie G. Nassimbene

  • Born: August 15, 1934
  • Died: August 27, 2017
  • Location: Palm Desert, California

FitzHenry - Wiefels

83057 Requa Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
Tel. (760) 347-2265

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ernie Nassimbene, 83, of Palm Desert, CA passed away peacefully at Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert on August 27th. He was married to the former Andrea Harbay for 43 years.
He was predeceased by his father, Ernie Nassimbene, Sr. and his mother, Rose Prentice Nassimbene.
Ernie graduated from South High in Denver, CO in 1952 and University of CO Boulder in 1959. He worked for IBM in San Jose as an Electrical Engineer for 32 years.
He is survived by his brother, Ray Nassimbene, Denver, CO; his sister Betty Morris, Oconomowoc, WI; his sisters-in-law, Pearl Allabaugh & Gloria Jean Peard; special cousins Deborah Harbay and Mary Grunthaner; a multitude of nieces, nephews & great nieces & nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his very best friend from high school, college and beyond, Wayne Hansen, and two special magic friends, Jim Blashek & Nahmen Nissen.
Ernie was a member of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians & the Hollywood Magic Castle.
As per Ernie's wishes, there will be no services.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetic Association, Eisenhower Hospital, Palm Desert or a charity of your choice. Entrusted to the care of FitzHenry-Wiefels.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Andrea--I never had the opportunity to meet you, but Ernie and I were best friends from about 1959 until 1964. We worked on many of the same projects at IBM, we bowled together, we played city league softball together, and we often ate out together. He was a very bright and creative engineer and he encouraged me in many ways. I left IBM in 1964 to pursue a teaching career, but we stayed in contact for several years. He was a unique and talented individual that cared about helping other people such as me and my wife and family. I think of him often.

Posted by Dave Comer - Fairbanks, AK - friend   October 22, 2017

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    September 03, 2017


My heart aches for you. Ernie is special, and always will be to me. From my trip out there, going all over California with both of you, to the trip to the Magic Castle, the trips when Ernie came to Pa; the dinners, the magic shows, the laughter and how he could never get over how much I talk!!
Those memories will always be with me, and for that I am so grateful.
My thoughts and prayers to you, always!

Debby & Dave

Posted by Debby Harbay - Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA   September 03, 2017