Sean Dylan Ervin
July 9, 1986 - March 29, 2009
Sean Dylan Ervin made the jump from this world to the next on March 29, 2009 after a motorcycle accident in Austin, TX, where he has been living for the past four years. He was born on July 9, 1986 and was the youngest child and only boy of Dr. John Ervin and Dorie Ervin. Sean was raised and loved by his second dad, George Vigil. He was adored by his sisters, Cassie and Brieanna. Sean had an exceptionally strong bond with his Uncle Rocky, brother of Dorie. Sean had yet to have any children, but he was a large influence on his nieces, Rain and Dylan and his godson, Terrence Sean. He was looking forward to the arrival of his new niece, Guadalupe. He had two step brothers, Anthony and Eli.
Sean made life seem somehow more intense and exciting any time you were around him. He was a student at ACC and worked 50 hours a week as well carrying a full course load and a 3.75 GPA. Sean recently applied to UT in both the film and philosophy departments. Sean worked at Hyde Park Gym and Maggie May's, a bar in Austin. Sean made many friends and created family at both places. This was evidenced by the large number of people that came to two remembrance gatherings held for him in Austin by his friends from work.
Sean was a huge film buff famous for dropping in appropriate one-liners at the right time. Sean was interested in many areas of theatre and film. He was working on a screenplay that spoke about the many views he had on life. Sean was part of theater shows and chorus in high school. He loved music and would frequently introduce people to new genres of music with a "hey-check-this-out".
Sean was strong and unwavering in his opinions and he loved to have discussions with people and take in their viewpoint and synthesize them into his philosophies. His first dad loved having long philosophical discussions with his Uncle Rocky, and Sean continued that by having many with his second dad and his Uncle Rocky.
Sean had infectious joy and had the ability to turn a person's day around with a smile, quip, or strong gorilla hug. Sean had great passion for life and will continue to influence his friends and loved ones in pursuing their passion. His life was too short for all of us, but Sean had lived as much in 22 years as many of us would have in our entire lives. He would want us to take this opportunity to individually make each of our own lives more intense and to look for the joy all around us every minute of every hour of every day!!
A life celebration will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road.
Published in The Daily Sentinel from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2009.