Remembering-one year since your passing away. Much love, Mom and Dad
Marking one year since your passing. Much love Mom and Dad
We had the pleasure of knowing Eric as an adult during the last several years.Eric was a kind, loving and helpful neighbor. We will always cherish our impromptu visits, which usually involved our "best friend dogs," Scout and Milo!
Lois, Guy, Kristin & Kim, our hearts are joined with yours as Eric is sorely missed. We pray that time and the wonderful,happy memories of Eric will ease your aching hearts.
I never met Eric. As an acquaintance of Lois I was rooting for him. I'm sure he's in a good place now.
Eric and I went to middle school and one year of high school together. We played tennis, video games and had good old fashioned hanging-out time. I remember going over to the Engler house to watch the Super Bowl in 2001 before I moved away. We still kept in contact over Facebook and were supposed to meet up as he was passing through Charlotte to go to the beach one summer, but we weren't able to make it happen. I will always remember Eric for the way he carried himself. He was very confident, but not in a cocky or smug way -- more so, that he was completely satisfied with the humorous thoughts going on in his head or the wittiness that was his persona. He was someone that was looked up to amongst all of our friends and was naturally kind and inviting to all. To this day, I still think of Eric when I play tennis for his very robotic-like serve that he was able to generate so much power with when we were younger. A great guy, great friend -- he will not be forgotten and my prayers tonight will be with his family and those close to him.
What beautiful tributes are given here to a special well-known friend. I am a cousin who just met Eric briefly for the first time this past summer. I, too, like one of the friends here, wish I had not let so much time go by without meeting this young cousin of mine. My heart goes out to his family, also cousins, who I have just gotten to know again. I regret that I did not create the chance to know Eric's humor and caring ways as expressed in the tributes here sooner. I pray that Eric may truly rest in peace and that, as family, we might keep in touch over the years to come. Love to you all--Lois, Kristen, Kim and Guy
Eric will be remembered as an animal advocate, one who understood the beautiful nature of pit bulls. I'm very grateful to have known him and shared this bond. The world is a better place because of him!
Guy ~ I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Eric. I am not on Facebook anymore so I havent been able to contact you. My heart goes out to you and your family. If you need anything please let me know. Take care of yourself and your family durning this hard time. I will be thinking and praying for all of you.
Eric was a part of our lives for many years, from preschool through college and beyond, and so will always have a special place in our hearts. He was a wonderful, caring person from a wonderful and caring family.
Lois, Guy, Kristen and Kim—you know we are thinking of you and remembering Eric fondly.
my condolences to the Engler family
I first met Eric in elementary school, and last saw him when we were both students at Ohio State. During those years in between, few people made me laugh as much as he did. He was a good friend with a great sense of humor. My deepest condolences go to his family. He will be missed.
Eric was all the kind things being said here. He was really smart, deceptively so at times. He had such a great sense of humor too. I'm really going to miss riffing jokes with him.
A lot of people mentioned how friendly he was, and it's true. He never cared who was hanging out he was just interested in making people feel at ease.
To Lois, Guy, Kim and Kristin, know that your son/brother was a good friend to me and that he will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Thinking back on the long history of my friendship with Eric takes me back to a time when you met up first and made plans second. "Hanging out" was the activity and everything that happened in between was just a bonus. "What's up? What do you want do do?" "I don't know come over." Was a common exchange between us. I've done everything with Eric from helping his sister move to Pittsburgh to driving to salvation army while listening to the soundtrack from Office Space. It all started in Mr. Crane's chemistry class, sophomore year of high school. Eric and I were lab partners on the first day, and we continued to be partners, so to speak, through college when we lived together. These experiences together make up a huge part of who I am.
Eric and I seemed to be always on the same page when it came to everything including sense of humor and how long we were going to stay in the pool on summer days. It is rare to have a friendship with someone that can remain as unconditional as ours did. Eric was like another brother to me and his family was like another family. We share a bond that can not be broken. I am so thankful for being able to spend a few more times with him in February. Sure we grew up, moved away, and some things changed, but the experience was overwhelmingly familiar as though we had never been apart. This picture says it all.
Eric Engler i miss u man
He was a fun guy to be around, I always remember him smiling big or laughing , one of those people you always feel comfortable around
He is in a much better place now , please close your eyes and read a prayer for him if u r reading this for god to ease his way in his eternal life
I knew Eric from playing tennis with him for three years in High School. He was also laughing and enjoying the time with his friends. It is sad to hear of his passing and I hope that his memory is comforting all those he touched and that his family knows just how many people Eric knew and how many people counted him as a friend.
Eric was one of the first real friends I made after moving to Ohio and no matter how many years go by, my lasting memory of him is always going to be of that goofy, life-loving, incredibly friendly 13 year old kid. My deepest condolences go to his family and closest friends, Eric will be missed by many for a very long time.
Sending heartfelt condolences to the Engler family. You are wonderful neighbors, and Eric was a tremendous friend to Drew. May the collective love and warm thoughts of family, friends and neighbors bring you hope and peace in your time of loss. Rest in peace, Eric.
I've known Eric since kindergarten. He was one of the nicest, smartest and coolest people I have ever met. He will be truly missed. Rest in Peace Eric.
Eric was a few years older than me and I will always remember how he looked out for me when I was the only freshman on the CHS black team for tennis. What a great guy
My thoughts are with your friends and family as they go thru this time. You were always such a funny person and you will be missed. May you rest in peace.
I had so many great times with Eric. We grew up together, played tennis together, traveled together and spent our years at OSU together. He was an amazing friend and an even better person. Smart, funny and caring. I will always cherish his friendship. I am so sorry for your loss Engler family. May Eric rest in peace.
so sad. so sorry.
dr diane imbrogno
Rest in peace, Eric. You will be deeply be missed by those whose lives you touched.
I knew Eric from our trip to Hawaii with CHS' Field Studies. He was a bright, charismatic guy and he brought a lot of fun and humor to that amazing trip. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace, Eric. You will be so dearly missed <3
Eric was one of the funniest, brightest and artistic people I know. We didn't see much of each other after high school, but still kept in touch and I will miss our conversations. May you find peace and know that you are missed.
I haven't seen Eric face-to-face in some years, but he was a guy with whom I spent so much time as a kid that I considered our friendship unconditional and forever. The neighborhood friendships we experience while growing up are special in that way. I always enjoyed Eric's company--especially his intellect, sharp sense of humor, and desire to have a great time--and upon hearing about this tragedy, I am absolutely devastated about having lazily allowed so much time to pass without having reconnected with him. It's a lesson learned the hard way. I love you, man.
To the Englers: It's hard to know what say...there's no doubt in my mind that anyone who knows you, even just a little bit, wants nothing but the best for you as you face this harsh reality. You are an absolutely amazing family, certainly the best Eric could've ever asked for. I'll be thinking about you every day.
The memories Eric and I created while backpacking across Hawaii with CHS Field Studies will always be relived in my head. From setting our tent up on a slope, which had us waking up on top of each other, to our intense man-o-war jelly fish fights. All I can say is thank you, Eric. Part of me is the way I am because of you.
I knew Eric well from High School, and we graduated in the same class. He was such a sweet, funny guy. He always complimented my art on facebook, and sent messages about wanting a piece one day. On Tuesday April 16, after hearing about his passing, i painted live at a concert in Atlanta, and it was all for him. I was thinking to myself the entire night " this one is for you buddy." We will see you soon dear friend, you will be deeply missed. xoxo
Eric was such a sweetheart and so funny, he is terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Engler family. Rest in peace Eric.
We were very saddened to hear about Eric. The Cloud family was fortunate to have their lives enriched by Eric. He touched many lives and will be missed.
I never knew Eric that well, but I remembered hearing he got a hole in one one time. He was the first person I knew that I'd heard got a hole in one. Legendary as far as I'm concerned. Condolences to his loved ones. May his life have a meaning beyond its years.
I have known Eric since 6th grade and he was such a nice person. could always make me laugh and was so talented in many ways. you will be extremely missed and I will never forget you.
My deepest sympathies to the Engler family on Eric's passing. May you find peace and comfort. I am certain Eric will be at peace in the Lord's arms.
I've known Eric since 3rd grade and will never forget how smart and funny he was. My deepest condolences to the Engler family and may Eric rest in peace.
Sending strength and love to your family and friends, Eric. May you rest in peace.
I will never forget our childhood together. My heart goes out to Lois and Guy during this time of grief
I was deeply saddened to hear of Eric's passing, I spoke w/John Walker and we reminisced about Gearhardt's BP, I still have the poster you made for John and myself hanging in my office. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time, I will always have the fondest memories of Eric and the Engler family.
Rest Peacefully Eric. You are missed dearly by so many. I can't begin to express my gratefulness for all you did for us over the past year or so. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in hopes that over the days, months and years to come they are able to find peace. We truly miss you.