October 31, 2013
"When I was 19 years old I spent six months at the Laakso residence.....(thats the way Eric allways , as I remembered answered the phone btw) I just now at the age of 46 said to my thirteen year old daughter, eighteen year old son and my husband that " maybe I could google" the family in Florida where I stayed as a nanny ... So I did, and sadly found out about Erics passing away!
I hope now that life is good to you all, Deb, Shane and Brent you all and Eric will of course allways be remembered ..
///love and bless from Stockholm Sweden AnnaCarin Gustafson Ideberg "Acy""
March 16, 2013
"What a great person to be around, we spent many long hours watching Star Trek and studying minerals in lab, geology field camp. The list of stories I could tell about this thoughtful and extremely intelligent friend is very long. I know I speak for my family also since Eric made a few trips upstate Louisiana with me. There was our trip to Jamaica, after the '79 Super Bowl, each was a story in itself. He was and is always "Big Eric" I was very saddened and shocked to hear of his death. Debbie, it has been a long time since we met you but I remember saying a prayer for all of you when I heard and since reading these entries I am reminded again of how close Eric and were during our Tulane days. God bless you."
February 23, 2013
"I ust found out about Eric's death. He was a teammate of mine in the 1974 Connecticut All star Nutmeg Bowl East Team. I remember him as a very nice guy off the field, but a tremendous competitor on it. This hurts my heart as I lost contact with him once he made it "big." My deepest sympothies to his wife and family.
Steve Cote #50. East Team. Colonel, USMC Retired"
July 19, 2012
"I WAS ERIC AND HIS WIFE'S ELECTRICIAN WHEN THEY BUILT THEIR FIRST HOUSE, IN THEIR NEW BUSINESS, GREAT, GREAT PEOPLE. IT WAS ALWAYS GREAT TO WORK WITH THEM. WILL BE MISSED, WAY,WAY TO SOON."
April 02, 2012
"I played football with Eric in high school at Killingly High. He played tackle beside me and I played guard. He was a wonderful teammate and we had a great season in his senior year. I worked out with him in the summers when he was at Tulane at the High School field - he became a star and I became a backup guard at UConn! Miss you aways Eric! Dave McCarthy, Scituate, Ma."