Eric Andrew Lehrfeld

Eric  Andrew  Lehrfeld
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Comic Collector

Eric Lehrfeld was always crazy about comic books. As a kid. As an adolescent. And as a 32- year-old husband and father. "He had the largest collection I have ever seen," said John Tabbone, Mr. Lehrfeld's best friend. "He had thousands and thousands."

Mr. Lehrfeld, who was director of business development for Random Walk Computing, a computer consulting company in New York catering to investment banks, was at a breakfast conference at Windows on the World on Sept. 11.

A finance major at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Mr. Lehrfeld liked to dunk French fries in gravy. He loved movies and the movie business. And Brooklyn Heights — where he, his wife, Hayley, and daughter, Laura Elizabeth, lived — was a big part of his life. "We met in the winter of 1996 at a Jewish singles party at the Roxy, on West 18th Street," Mrs. Lehrfeld remembered. "We loved to talk about the day we met."

A perfect "Eric day," Mrs. Lehrfeld said, would be something like this:

"It's Saturday. Pick up the paper. Go to the farmers' market, pick up produce. Bring it back to me to cook it while he was reading his comic books. And then he would eat it all."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 2, 2001.

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