- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us Henry K on September 13, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c17935 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c17935 I never really knew Pete. It's really kinda sad to hear someone i've never met died. But he sounds like an awesome guy, and I really miss him even though I've never met him. Rest in peace. Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:19:57 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3546 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3546 Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. We didn't know Ernest but he sounds like he was a special person. We also lost our son in the crash so know the pain and sorrow you are going through. May the many memories of him help sustain you. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 01:56:53 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3447 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3447 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:51:19 -0700 laurie on September 26, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3342 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3342 Pete, was an amazing man and father. His daughter, lori is best friends with my little girl. Janice and I for many years worked in the library at aspen. They made my kacie feel so comfortable at her first sleepover, with Pete making chocolate chip pancakes in the morning. May God give your family strength and peace to carry on, and cherished memories of such a wonderful man.He will be missed so much. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:03:03 -0700 Marcela on September 26, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3338 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3338 I didn't know Pete at all, but my best friend has a daughter who is friends with Lorie, and I heard about this horrible tragedy from the Hanke family. I am so very sorry for your loss, as well as the rest of the family and all the families who lost loved ones. From all the posts here, he will be missed a great deal, a very special, loving father and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and hope you can find peace in wonderful memories. God bless... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:39:48 -0700 mandy on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3212 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3212 im so sorry for your loses and want to say on behalf of my family that it is so great of you to come on here and post something about my uncle my family and is thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you and your familys as well thank you i think that maybe we should start a message board for everyone that lost some one on that train it might help us all get though it just a thought Mon, 22 Sep 2008 02:45:54 -0700 Bobbie on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3201 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3201 I worked with Pete for 4 years. He was always there for anyone at time of need. Janice, Alex and Lorie - Pete always talked about you and you can see how much he loved you and was so proud. Pete will be missed. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:58:41 -0700 friend on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3150 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3150 my dad was in that crash he also died.i dont know pete but from reading about him here make me glad my dad was sitting with a man of god i know the pain you feel but we know were they are know. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:42:18 -0700 tommy and mandana on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3040 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c3040 Alex worked for us at (PostalAnnex). We had the pleasure of meeting his family and are deeply sorry to hear about this tragedy. Our prayers are with Alex and his family. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:23:04 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2975 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2975 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:34:20 -0700 Candy on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2793 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2793 I do not know Pete personally. He is the uncle of a friend. But after reading this I feel like I know him. I hope and pray that one day people can write this about me. He sounds like a great man who touched many lives and was full of the Holy Spirit! My prayers go out to all of you. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:56:57 -0700 Rick on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2788 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2788 A while back I worked with Pete for a year or two. He always struck me as a dedicated, caring and overall nice guy. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers are with his family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:51:15 -0700 Debbie Moore on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2769 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2769 What a Great person who has touched so many lives. Pete will be missed by all who knew him. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Pete. May God bless you all Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:03:11 -0700 mandy on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2753 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2753 i just wanted to say thank you to Thomas the ems thank you so much and to all of you that helped on that tragic day sorry im just writing this but every time im on here reading this i start to cry and cant finish so im doing it now thank you i am really missing my uncle and your great words make me smile as i cry thank you for that god bless all of you Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:24:50 -0700 Graig Larsen on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2687 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2687 Pete, Janice, and I and my wife met when our boys played Little League baseball together. I liked Pete the second I met him. He was, and always will be, a kind and cheerful guy, easy to like, easy to talk to, with an obvious zest for life and a concern for other people. I ran into him occasionally at public events like Back-to-School, the store, and other places. Janice chauffered my son to the high school with Alex every day for a couple of years. This is a fine family. Pete's loss is tragic for his family and for all who knew him and will miss him. It is a comfort to know of Pete's faith that he is not lost to them forever, but will meet them again when that day comes that waits for us all. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 04:44:06 -0700 Rich on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2612 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2612 Pete was a terrific father and husband. My daughter is good friends with his daughter meeting in school. He was a kind man and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with his family. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:36:16 -0700 Cathleen Mason on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2538 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2538 Pete was my "step brother". I grew up with him. I loved him. I miss him. I wish he wasn't gone but he is. I pray that Janice and Alex and Lauren will be strong. I thank all the rescue workers who helped him out of that horrible crash. It must have been traumatic and I'm so thankful you did this for us. I thank the metro link leaders for their honesty and caring and concern about the accident. It truely was a tragedy to all. Thank you to all for your prayers and concern for the family. We will need it terribly. Our loss is great. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:32:50 -0700 Caryle, Northridge CA on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2475 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2475 I first met Pete, at my husband's company picnic. This wonderful gentle man, wonderful wife Janice and two wonderful kids,we knew we would become friends. Pete and Janice attended our parties and just recently, Pete threw Janice a surprise birthday party, which my husband David and I attended. We are blessed to know such great people who came into our lives due to my husband David and Pete working together. One Friday a month Pete would come over and play poker with my husband David, friends, Scotland, Lori, Ruth, Robert and Mark, sharing food and good times. I still see Pete in my kitchen, laughing and having fun with friends. Life will not be the same without Pete, the loving and caring sole he was. He will be missed and LOVED forever. THANK YOU PETE FOR COMING INTO OUR LIVES!!!! WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER! Caryle, David, Brianna & Sabrina Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:46:01 -0700 Sisi Burbank on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2435 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2435 Pete is always calm and cool in the office, I feel really sorry and bad for this terrible tragedy. Passing by his office and I just feel Pete is on a long vocation and he will definitely come back someday, it breaks my heart that he won't. My sympathy goes out to his family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:02:04 -0700 MIKE FLECK CORONA,CA on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2381 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2381 PETE MADE ME FEEL VERY WELCOMED TO HIS FAMILY SOME 15 YEARS AGO,EVEN THOUGH I WAS DATING HIS LITTLE SISTER.HIS DEVOTION TO HIS FAMILY WAS IMPECABLE. THE DESSERTS HE MADE FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS WERE INCREDABLE.I WAS FORTUNATE TO GO DEEP SEA FISHING WITH HIM IT WAS FANTASTIC HE TOOK MY MONEY AT TEXAS HOLD EM ON THE WAY OUT TO SEA AND THE WAY BACK.HE TRULLY WILL BE MISSED.THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT ACOMMENT ABOUT PETE.MY DEEPEST SEMPATHY TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN THIS TERRIBLE TRADEGY. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:32:09 -0700 KASSIE ANDERSON CORONA,CA. on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2365 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2365 PETE WAS MY BROTHER HE WAS THE GREATEST BROTHER A PERSON COULD EVER ASK FOR.HE'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME HE HAD SO MANY NICKNAMES FOR ME I WILL TREASURE THEM ALL HE ALWAYS GAVE ME A HARD TIME TOO WHICH BROTHERS DO.BUT JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE WHEN I WAS UP OR DOWN WAS SO GREAT,AGREAT EMPTYNESS IS IN MY HEART I WILL MISS HIM FOREVER.HE NEVER SAID ONE UNKIND WORD ABOUT ANYONE HE WAS SO LOVING AND KIND,HE WAS MY ROCK I'LL MISS HIS COOKING TOO. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS WIFE,MY NEWPHEW AND MY NIECE AND OF COARSE MY MOM AND DAD.MY HEART & PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES THAT HORRIBLE DAY. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:57:25 -0700 Bob Fowler on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2312 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2312 I was very sad to hear of this news concerning Pete. He was a great father, husband, Christian and influence to those who passed his way and was one of many special people I knew while attending CVCC church in T.O. a few years back. May God's peace be with Janis, the kids and family during this difficult time and loss. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 03:00:04 -0700 CONNIE FIELDS on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2298 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2298 OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCE IS WITH THE FAMILY. COD BLESS YOU Tue, 16 Sep 2008 02:32:55 -0700 Richard Zive high school friend on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2283 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2283 It had been a long time since I have heard the name but I knew it rang a bell. Erny & I went to school together at Thousand Oaks High. He was a friend to me and many others. Peace be with him. May god look after his family Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:44:33 -0700 Sandy Griffith on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2229 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2229 Although Pete was not "techinacally" my brother, we were raised as siblings together after the death of his mother when he was very young. I am blessed to have had him as one of my brothers and to know him as a friend and believer. He was always so fun to be around and he was such a kidder. My fondest memories as a child were the games we used to play on each other in the family. Tag was our favorite game and always I will remember those words "I got ya back". You could never be sure when the next "tag" would come! And as life has moved forward and we have moved around I still can come straight back to that place in my heart the moment I hear his voice and that sweet way he would say my name. He was such a loving brother and husband, father and son and his life was a testment of God's love and grace. Thank you all for your prayers and concern for our family, it is greatly felt and appriciated. I know it would honor Pete for him to see how much he was loved. and Pete, "I'll get you back". Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:37:02 -0700 Thomas EMS on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2210 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2210 I was one of the crew memeber of a ambulance that responded to the accident on that day. I just wanted to say. I'm sorry for your lose. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:37:38 -0700 Diane on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2157 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2157 I am blessed to have known Pete. It is a comfort to know exactly where he is and that he was welcomed by our loving Savior. I grieve for his family, whom he loved deeply, and will keep them in my prayers. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 06:41:20 -0700 Shirley Russell on September 15, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2085 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c2085 I met Pete a few years ago when I began going to the same church that he and his family did. His wife and 2 boys were wonderful and loved him dearly. We attended the same bible study for a while. He was a precious man of God. No one who met him could ever forget him. He had that sweet spirit. I pray for all those who lost a loved one in that horrible tragic accident. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:34:35 -0700 Cathi on September 15, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c1977 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c1977 Pete was the father of my young daughter's good friend. They met the first day of kindergarten and have gone thru elementary school together. Pete's wife and I spent time on school projects and ferrying the girls to and from play dates as we became friends. It was inevitable that I would also get to know Pete. Their's was the first home my daughter felt comfortable spending the night. There were special homemade treats and fabulous (my daughter's words) chocolate chip pancake breakfasts all made lovingly by Pete. I was lucky to get the "secret" ingredient so that I now can make those pancakes almost as well. I was fortunate to spend some wonderful times with Pete and his family who's annual Halloween get together allowed us "grown-ups" to have some fun too. Pete will be dearly missed by all who knew him and we will continue to honor his family with friendship, love, and support for years to come. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:23:49 -0700 Ruth Thomas on September 15, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c1927 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/ernest-kish/#c1927 Petey...that's how I referred to him. I was lucky to meet this man about 2 years ago. He became a regular poker playing friend. I learned a lot about Pete during this time. Mostly what a gentle and caring soul he had. You could rarely ever hear him say something mean or bad about another person. He talked about his family with much love and pride. I know he's going to miss them as much as they will miss him. I myself am going to find it hard to sit at a poker game and not see Pete staring me down while being in a hand with him. He'd always get some silly little grin on his face as to say "I got ya this time Ruth". To his family who I just had the pleasure of meeting a couple of weeks ago, I say, Be strong and remember the loving times you all shared together. My heart and my prayers go out to you all. Petey....it may be goodbye for now...but someday we'll play that big match together again. With much love. Ruth Mon, 15 Sep 2008 06:06:50 -0700