Errol Curtis Sainten departed this life on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the young age of 53 surrounded by his family at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware.
Errol was born in Harlem, New York and is the son of the late Deanna (Nanny) and Errol (Mackie) Sainten. He attended New York City Public Schools and graduated in 1982 from Adlai E. Stevenson High School where he played on the football team as a wide receiver. He attended both Nassau Community College and Wilmington University where he pursued a bachelor's degree in Information Security. He began his career in financial services, then transitioned to his passion information technology, where he spent the last 20 years working as an IT consultant.
In 1989, Errol met Tamika, the love of his life and they wed in 1997. In 2003, they were blessed with a daughter, Tamryn who he affectionately called “Pumpkin”. She instantly became Daddy’s girl and he loved spending time with her.
Errol was known for his playful and comical personality. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was happiest making others laugh. His passion for sports, particularly New York teams, excited him. He was a fan of the Giants, Knicks and Yankees; everyone who knew Errol knew that watching his favorite teams livened him. He was a kind, compassionate, and loyal friend, that always caused others to gravitate toward him.
Errol is survived by his loving wife of twenty years Tamika, his fourteen year old daughter, Tamryn, his father Errol “Mackie” Sainten; sisters, Lisa McGee (Andre), Nicole Sainten, and Ashley Sainten, his mother and father-in-law, Carl and Karen Raymond, sister-in-law, Carla Raymond, brother-in-law, Carl Raymond, Jr., two nephews DaQuan and Dondre and two nieces Danay and Kianna, and a host of other close family and friends.
A celebration of Errol's life will be held Friday, June 15th, 2018 at Unity Church formerly Zion Lutheran, 2101 Lancaster Avenue where the viewing is from 9 AM - 10:45 AM, followed by the funeral at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to The Tamryn Sainten Education Fund in order to honor Errol’s dream of watching his baby go to college.