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Heather Petrocy
10 years ago

I love you more then anything baby..you were always so kind hearted. Remember we were gonna go to the shooting range together?..The last time I talked to you..you were telling my about Disney World! You told me you loved me and never wanted to lose touch again. Well I know your here and looking down on me just like daddy is, and I hope you are both at comfort. I love you Eric Love for ever, Your sister Heather. XOXO

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Linda C. Marshall
10 years ago

Dear Dorothy, I was so sorry to hear about your losses of both Eric and Shawn. Just know that my prayers are with you. We lived at 621B Willow Way in the late 1980's (I'm Al Bentley's mom). Linda C. Marshall (lcm410@comcast.net)

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Jean Zitter
11 years ago

I just received the Christmas Card back from Eric's mother that I had sent to him and Jacky. It's been about 3 years since I saw them but I usually got a Christmas card every year. I am so sad to hear of Eric's passing. I worked with him at Cheltenham York Road Nursing Home. He was the night supervisor and always walked me to my car because I always stayed too late. We had a lot of fun together and would often go out together. I used to go out with him and Jacky and was around when they were married and also when his brother Shawn was killed. Eric really struggled with accepting that and I always tried to be a friend to him. I hope he felt supported and loved because he was. He helped me move into my first home and was always there when I needed a friend. I want to thank his mother for sending me the note to let me know of his passing and my sympathies for the loss of both her sons. Rest in peace my friend. I'll miss you.-----Jean

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Dave Westwood
11 years ago

It was extremely sad to hear about Eric's passing. I grew up with Eric and Shawn in Glenolden (lived 2 doors away) and had heard about Shawn's death sometime back, but only recently heard about this. We were friends but like kids can be, we didn't always get along. Although I hadn't kept in touch with them over the years, I wanted to pass along my condolences to his mother Dorothy and his friends and family that cared about he and his brother. It's great to see this page and all the great memories people had of Eric and Shawn. You guys will be missed and will be in my prayers.

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Alan Bentley
11 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about both eric & shawn. their mother dorothy should remember me as i grew up with then on willow way in glenolden in the 80's. many times i watched their apartment as they all (dorothy, dan, eric & shawn) went to visit their aunt down south. if dorothy could get in touch with me i'd appreciate it as i'm sadden to hear that she lost both her boys. they were two great guys & i'll miss them Al Bentley (al.bentley@yahoo.com)

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Vanessa Delude
11 years ago

i will always miss you... i love you more then anything and will always be here for you...

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Kim
11 years ago

I am so sorry I didn't know you were sick. A lot of time had passed by. I would have been there for you as you were there for me when I needed a friend. I will always remember working together at the hospital, sharing a cup of coffee and talking, eating pints of Ben&Jerry's. You were a true friend anyone would have been lucky to have. I hope you find peace and comfort knowing you will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives you have touched. You will always be in my heart, I hope you know how much you meant to me. Until we meet again.... Kim

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Linda Maurice
11 years ago

My memories are only of what I heard from others have told me, would have love to have met him.....to the family and friends that he had.....my condolences you were very blessed to have and know him, i will keep you all in my prayers and have a candle burn in his memory at St. Jude. may god bless you all Linda aka sundrop488 at pogo league gamers

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Fire
11 years ago

I'm sorry I didn't get to know you better. Please know that your friends and family will be in my prayers. Blessings, Penny

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Lynn
11 years ago

I knew Eric his entire life. I will think of him often in the years to come. We spent many summers, Easters, and Thanksgivings, at our house when we were growing up. I even got to spend a summer in PA with them once. I know Eric ,has been missing his brother Shawn, for many years. The are now together. In my mind they are still little boys playing in the back yard. It is hard to think of both of them no longer here on earth with us. I am sure there will be many stories told around our family dinners about Eric and Shawn. For those who knew Eric's taste for hot and spicy foods here is the one our family will remember-he came to Winchester, VA about 2 years ago and we took him out to dinner. The place we took him to is known for their really HOT wings. Eric order the hottest wings on the menu. When he tried to eat them, he broke out into a sweat and tears in his eyes. He started drinking his coke and drinking the bllue cheese dressing. He could not even finish eating This is a story that my family will always remember and talk about. Eric you will be missed by all of us.

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mandy7steve
11 years ago

E is 1 of my best buds,we would hang out late at night passing jams back of forth having a blast.His fav song is Thunderstruck from AC/DC,every night we would listen to it.We would have fun playing in tours but not near as much fun jamming to tunes.When either one of us are sad we would just play some of of fav songs and the smiles would just appear.I'm not sure why but he's always worried about me.So I'd check in every day.He helped me out alot when i became a TD for our league.Made sure i stayed on the straighten arrow.He never wanted to see anyone fail,I know he is very pround that i made HTD.The picture of Dummie and me is his fav,he says we look at peace.E always says there is a difference between friends and buds,friends will bail you out of jail,a bud will be in the cell next to you saying "Man that was fun" I know we will meet someday in heaven

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jen
11 years ago

eric was one of the best people i met on pogo no matter wat he was doing he always had an ear to lend when i need someone to talk to and you were always garenteed to be laughing by the end of the conversation. E u will always be in our hearts and never forgotten missing you heaps my friend and now you R.I.P

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moon
11 years ago

I have hundreds of memories of E, he always made me smile and laugh whenever we were playing on pogo. The first time he played in a tourney of mine he had me in tears, such a cut-up! But there is one night a few months ago when my 8 yr. old daughter was sick, the dr"s couldn't figure out what was wrong with her, they had mentioned the possibility of cancer and I was scared to death. Next thing I know I was on the phone with Eric, he talked to me for quite a while that night giving me advice and information. I'm sure that couldn't have been easy for him, but that's who he was. He will forever hold a special place in my heart for I'm sure I will never know another quite like him. Miss ya E!!!

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Jeannine Crouse
11 years ago

I knew Eric from pogo although I don't think we ever talked. It's sad to see that someone has passed on, but now he is in a better place. You will be missed by everyone Eric. RIP friend.

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Julie
11 years ago

I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO MEET ERIC IN THE LEAGUE I AM IN AND EVEN SO IT IS SO SAD TO HEAR OF A LOSS OF A FREIND, FAMILY MEMBER, EVEN POGO MEMBER. I HAVE READ AND SEEN HOW EVERYONE SPOKE OF YOU AND YOU TRULY ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO SAY HELLO. HOWEVER I NOW THAT YOU ARE NOW NOT IN ANY MORE PAIN AND YOU ARE AT PEACE IN HEAVEN. MAY YOU WATCH US AND ONE DAY WE WILL SURELY MEET. R.I.P ERIC. JULIE.....A.K.A WHITEWITCHMAGIK

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leonia13929
11 years ago

Eric brought many smiles to all of us each and every day. I am sad that he is gone, but very greatful that he will have no more pain. Eric always knew just what to say to each of us. You my friend will be forever missed and loved rest in peace.

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It's always a shock to loss someone we know, more so when it's someone so young and caring. You always came in with a "good morning lovely ladies" and I hope you knew how much we all enjoyed you wit and humor. I feel very honored to have been one you concidered a friend. Sleep well my friend and look down on us with a smile.

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I sit here and I read all of these wonderful memories of you... and it brings tears to my eyes. You so touched each and every one of us and we were all blessed to have such a great person touch our lives. We didn't have much time to get to know each other that well, but I am glad that I had a chance to know you. You brought smiles to so many people. May you rest in peace with the Lord my friend, where there is no longer any pain nor sorrow or tears for you. And may you know how truly missed and loved you are. Til we meet again in Heaven Eric! We will all miss you... Your Friend, Angela

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Lisa
11 years ago

We weren't as close as many, but you were always one to make me smile. I'm glad we knew each and other and you will be remembered. Out fun was for me to give you a hard time and call you ERIC instead of E and you would answer by saying what LISA who you talking to? Love you and may god be with you and in our hearts you will always be.

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Patrick Lazie
11 years ago

Eric was a kind gentle man who cared for all. I remember having conversations with him about the league he was a Head TD at and he would tell me once in awhile he liked to put his on-line messenger on invisible so he could get away from the responsiblities of his job. He was very exciting about becoming a DJ at Hot Rocks Radio and I know he would have been great at it. My God keep you safe in the heavens about Eric. I know I speak for everyone when I tell say how much you will be missed. Patrick Lazie

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judy reida
11 years ago

I have only known Eric for such a short time, and only online, but he touched my heart and the hearts of many in a gaming league. He would come to my tours and first thing out of his mouth was Good Morning Ladies, and puncuate with hearts and kisses. I talked to him several times on Skype and he was such a gentlle soul. He never wanted people to know he was not well and have people feel sorry for him. E you will be missed so much hun. Please take care of his dog , Eric loved him so. LOVE TO YOU E, Judy

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kate
11 years ago

for everyone who reads the tribute to eric from DAVID... it is actually from me his wife.. i made a mistake... I know eric is cracking up while he watches me write this and shaking his head like he always did at me... wondering what i was thinking... love you eric..miss you always!

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David
11 years ago

I met eric a few months ago when i went into HRR while at work... i was bored and so he and i started talking and really got to know each other. From there it was pretty much an every night thing.. There are not too many ppl i open up to like i did eric. I think he was the only one that really has been told every thing that has happened to me in my life except for my husband. There was just something about him that drew me to him immediately and we became very close friends. Many ppl scoff at the idea that because we were friends thru the computer that we were not true friends. Let me say to that ... In all reality i think you can become closer friends when you are online..there is no fear of rejection because of looks..size..hair..lack of hair..bad teeth or anything else. You can truly be yourself and not have that fear. We can hide behind the keyboard and monitor screens and know that if we are just nice enough or funny enough or silly enough..we will find a friend. That was not the case with eric..he was himself from the start..and no matter what he excepted you as you were. No questions asked. So maybe i didnt know him a long period of time..maybe i only knew him online.. But i will say..he became one of my closest, dearest, truest and most loved friends i have ever had. I will forever remember him and love him with all my heart. My heart is both broken and happy..its truly a bittersweet moment in my life. Bitter because i have lost someone so special to me..and yet sweet..because my friend is no longer in pain. So i say ... RIP my friend... you are always loved and remembered both in person and online.

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Tracey
11 years ago

Eric the man with the big heart you made yourself a good selection of friends thru the league and the 3 of us had some good laughs and long nights on the webcam lol , you will be sadly missed my friend, Love Minxy (jo) xx

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Tracey
11 years ago

Eric The Banana Man we nicknamed you, we became good friends thru pogo and had a lot of laughs on the webcam, you laughed so hard i thought i was going to get you to fall off your chair lol you never managed to come visit us in newcastle but i hope you do look in on us now, you had such a big heart and would try your best to help anyone you will be missed, love Tracey xx

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Tammy Bailey
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The Owl
11 years ago

I haven't seen Eric in over 25 years. He, Shawn and I grew up on the same street in Glenolden from the time I was 4 until the time I was 9 or 10. Some various memories: - We used to go camping with them and their father, Danny. We were all assigned animal code names for a rousing game of flashlight tag (Eric was the groundhog.) He was a chubby little guy back then. - Eric helped teach me how to swim. My dad told him he'd buy him a mask and a snorkel if he could get me to pass my deep water certification at the Glenolden Swim Club, so Eric took me up to the snack bar and fed me Jolly Rancher sticks ("You need to burn this for energy!") - He knew the combination to my bike lock, and he would tease me by singing it in song form to a tune from "The Little Rascals." - And lastly, he accidentally slammed my thumb in the trunk of his mom's Dodge. It actually locked(!) so he had to run back inside to get the key. Nothing a good soak in some ice water couldn't fix. I wish I had more for you but the memories get a little rusty. So sad to hear about the two of them. Rest in peace, old friend.

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Bill Brogan
11 years ago

If i leave here tomorow..will you still remember me ? Yes i will brother !! Let you rest now in peace and forever walk with Shawn you two will be missed..You two were Simple Men..who had Dreams...and now your Free...Bill Brogan

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wildfinches
11 years ago

My memories of Eric are how he would always use my first name in the league,he was so respectful. I'll never forget when he made HTD I begged Tammy to let me tell him and when I told him he was so shocked but so very happy,it really made my day to know I had made someone so happy. I will miss his smile and seeing him come into the rooms and lighting them up. Heaven has gained a amazing new angel. Take care my friend until we meet again. Danielle

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Cheryl Nunn
11 years ago

I will never forget the all nighters on the computer E. Thanks for being my friend when I needed one. Love ya E!!.........................C

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kay snodgrass
11 years ago

Eric you meant the world to me my friend you were there for me when i would have a really sad day of missing my only daughter i have on this earth , you would cheer me up and make my day better for me.You are the best and I will miss you very much. and safe some of the games for me. Love and miss you my friend!

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tylor
11 years ago

miss u soooo much bro

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David
11 years ago

You are missed my friend. I know you are sitting up there looking down here while rocking out. Until we meet again, Buddy!!!

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Whenever Eric and I went out to dinner, he was such a gentleman. It will be very hard to find another man that can make such an impression on a woman. The time we have spent either on the phone, chatting or in person will never be replaced, but will live on forever in my heart.

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chad
11 years ago

luv ya bro

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Lisa Cook
11 years ago

I didn't know Eric as well as most of you did, but I loved what I did know of him. He was always tuned in when I was djing, and would come into the chat box and be the brat that he was lol. I talked to him on the phone one day, when I was having an extremely bad day, and that's when I learned about his illness. It made me realize that my bad day was nothing, in comparison to what he was dealing with everyday. I feel cheated, as I will never have the kind of close friendship that he has had with many of you, but all the same, I do feel that having known him at all, was a blessing to my life, and I will never forget him!

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Fatima
11 years ago

Met him once or twice to be honest !! unfortunatley didn't get the chance to know him more but from what i hear from the people who knew him he was a great friend !! so sorry for the loss !! May he R.I.P!! Fatima

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Roxy
11 years ago

I will cherish the memories. The laughs and the fun we shared. I will forever save the letters and voice messages. A true friend Forever in my heart.

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blackvelvet_kc
11 years ago

DJ BonaFide and mabono5@sureshots.biz

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Lex Santana
11 years ago

I barely got to know you Eric. We were just getting to know each other and I was so looking forward to adding you to our DJ lineup at Hot Rocks Radio. Keep the tunes rocking up there til I join ya and we will rock da house together. Lex Santa ... Hot Rocks Radio

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blackvelvet_kc
11 years ago

Our friendship was short but fun, u made me smile when iw as down, and i tried the same for you, but you were never down, always so happy and i had no idea that you were unwell. Your so strong and it has rubbed off on me, i will miss you my friend rest peacefully. Steve To a Fallen Friend

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blackvelvet_kc
11 years ago

a friend who had plenty of love and laughter to share. you will always be in my heart. and thank you for everything you did for me and my family. and the name bonehead is yours alone my friend. may god be with you. love, tanya

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Bridget D Stephens
11 years ago

You were a good friend to me. Always yelling at me to take my meds and making sure that I always did. You will be missed by all of us especially me. I have no one to yell at me now. We will always love you and you will never be forgotten. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - -- Martin Luther King Jr. God's speed Eric and Rest In Peace my friend (save a spot for me on the computer next to you) Bridget (AKA Grammy4ever5

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tammyd30
11 years ago