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Eric Laakso

Eric Laakso (AP Photo)
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November 05, 2017 "I was on the Killingly High School track team (1972-1976) running high and intermediate hurdles. Eric participated in the shot out and discus. He was always so supportive of me, even though I was not the best athlete on the team. He was a gentle giant indeed. I will always have fond memories of Eric! The Dolphins were fortunate to have him on that Offensive line!Bob WeigelPhoenix, AZ" - Bob Weigel (Phoenix,AZ)
February 28, 2017 "We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow." - (GA)
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." - Dave Walters (Bentley, LA)
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"
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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami Dolphins tackle Eric Laakso, a member of two Super Bowl teams in the 1980s, has died at age 54. Laakso,...
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