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Sad News -EricELM

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by John Allin, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Everyone should be aware that EricELM passed away this evening at 8:10 PM. He suffered a fatal brain aneurysm. Eric had been very sick as a result of a recent heart attack that most were aware of. In keeping with Eric’s unfailing giving attitude, his organs were donated so that others might benefit from his continuing generosity.

    Details of final arrangements will be forthcoming soon. Please pray for Eric and his family. They have lost a father and husband, we have lost a friend, and the industry has lost a giant.
  2. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Sorry to hear....

    My thoughts go out to all who were close to him...
    I will miss him here.:(
  3. Bryan

    Bryan Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Eric's family and friends. Eric will be deeply missed by all of us with his unending advice and thoughtfulness.
  4. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    I just talked to him the other night. As other's have said, words can't describe our feelings. :(

    I believe in the "pay it forward" concept. When I talked Eric into building his own first website years ago, he pounded me with questions. I answered every one of them, and did all I could to help him... I even got to the point of calling him Pop like his sons.

    Eric clearly believed in the pay it forward concept as well. Hopefully others will pay it forward in his memory.

    ~Chuck Smith

    I just wanted to add this picture.

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2002
  5. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Chuck, I don't know what to say - I "chatted" with Eric on AIM just a week ago. Checking my E-mails before heading out to plow I saw the news........................... :(

    Agreed on the "pay it forward" concept - when I started helping to moderate (and it wasn't that long ago) Eric was very helpful in explaining what was required and answering my many "Help!" messages.

    Thanks for posting the pic Chuck - I only knew Eric thropugh the forums and via E-mail but was looking forward to meeting him in person this summer.
  6. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    As I said on Lawn Forum this morning after hearing the new's that we are all going to miss his proffesionalism and expert advice. He helped me in many ways over the years. Everyone say prayers for his family to give them strength to get threw these sad times. Eric left a legacy for all of us to follow.
    " God must have a special lawn to mow and he wanted the best to mow it" W'ell Miss You Eric!!
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I couldnt beleieve the sad news. Although i never met him in person, he seemed like such a nice guy. He will be missed.
  8. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    MY heart goes out to all of his family. GOD BLESS HIM.
  9. Taconic

    Taconic PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 180

    I was very saddened to here such news about Eric.I never had the opportunity to talk or meet Eric personally and i wish i had.Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. Eric gave so much to so many and i for one gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from his ability to bring this industry a little closer.God bless his family.
    Thnaks Eric for all you have done for me and the rest of us here.
    John Parker
  10. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    I couldn't believe it. I do not know him much, but I do know that he was a great guy. May God bless him.
  11. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    I am one of the many here that never met Eric in person. That doesn't make reading this sad news easier. Anyone that has lost a father, spouse, friend or anyone close certainly shares the emotions. His words will live on in this forum, and he will never be forgotten.
  12. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    We are all saddened by this terrible news.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.
    Our condolences,
    The Kemery family
  13. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I am crushed by this news. Eric was a lawn cutting god, and a great friend to all of us. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

  14. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Our thoughts and condolenses go to his family.
  15. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    God bless his family. We'll all miss this generous wonderful man.

  16. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    That's terrible... just terrible. My thought's and prayers go out to his family. God bless Eric... take care.

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    May he rest in peace.
  18. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    To Erics family...... our sympathy and blessings
    go out to all of you.!!!!
    He will be missed !
    George Bradshaw and family......aka sonjaab
  19. RCIPlow

    RCIPlow Member
    Messages: 86

    I did not know the man, but if they responses on here are any measure of who he was, he must have been one hell of a guy. To those of you who knew him, consider yourselves, just that much luckier. For one who did not, my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.