We are going to miss our wonderful times with Uncle Erf. I will treasure our New Year's Day together, watching a lot of football, eat sauerkraut dinners and give each other Christmas gifts each and every year. One of two memories that sticks out to me is... Uncle Erf didn't get mad at me, but one time he was not that happy with me, when Penn State and Texas was playing against each other, I got the bright idea to write on his car window with shaving cream "Go Longhorns" it didn't help that Penn State was losing :/ He didn't stay upset with me for long, he hug me and said he still loved me but don't do that again.
One other time was Uncle Erf and Aunt Bonnie came down to meet the man that I was dating, Rick (my husband now).
I told Rick that my Uncle Erf and Aunt Bonnie's opinion meet everything to me, so Rick asked if he could put on a big pink clown style tie to meet them. I told Rick that my Uncle would love that. When Rick came to the door Uncle Erf opened the door and said nothing to Rick and turned to me and said he liked him. After all that he asked Rick if he could have the tie to keep. Uncle Erf said he still wore that tie for meetings at work. I will hold you close to my heart always Uncle Erf and you truly were on of a kind! I will and always will love you!!!
We, at Dr.Taylor's dental office, send our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Erf. He always lit up the office when he came in with his light-hearted humor, his life stories and positive personality. We will truly miss him!
Dr.Jeff, Joyce & Kim
"The dictionary tells us that an 'exceptional one' is one whose ability deviates from the norm and one who is unusual. Being exceptional does not necessarily mean you must be 100% correct in everything (being 100% incorrect is also exceptional). It really means that by demonstration of your desire to fill your mind with what you want of yourself, you become YOU, the only one in the whole universe, the one-of-a-kind, just you alone." - Erf
Erf was truly exceptional. I will miss the help and guidance he has given me over the years as both a co-worker and as a friend.
So many great memories ... most of all were those wonderful great big bear hugs. As a little girl I always looked forward to the many visits to Uncle Erf and Aunt Bonnies. From the laughs, the sodas from the garage fridge to all the love and warmth that eminated from him. Special memories that are beyond words. The most special of all was several years ago (I think 2001) when I was walking through the Treasure Island after work one day. In the midst of the slots was Erf. I stopped and said asked him "who let you in here?" He jumped up and gave me one of those wonderful bear hugs then we went to find my Grandma Lou and Bonnie. Of all the places to run into him - it was there. That lead to a much anticipated annual visit and dinner when they made their trips to Vegas every year. Thank you so much for you love for family and all you did for my grandmother. Rest in peace and I hope there is a huge winning bank of slots up there for you. I don't gamble but I think we'll be headed to Pechanga and throw a few $$ down in your memory.