Reverend Eric Freed
REVEREND ERIC FREED It is with profound sorrow that I inform you of the tragic death of Father Eric Freed that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in the rectory of St. Bernard's parish, Eureka. The media and other means of social communications have kept people informed as to the nature of his tragic death. Father Freed was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Eugene and Laura Freed. He was raised in Covina, California and graduated from Northview High School in the summer of 1975. He attended Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles where he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy. In the summer of 1979 he entered the Salesian Religious Congregation in Japan where he pursued his studies to the priesthood in the Salesian House of Formation, Jocti, Japan. He completed his studies in Theology at the Pontifical Salesian University, Turin, Italy from 1988-1990. On September 23, 1990 he was ordained to the Priesthood in Tokyo, Japan, by Archbishop Peiro Shirayanagi Seiichi for ministry as a Salesian priest. He ministered in Salesian High Schools as a teacher and chaplain in Ikuei Kosen, Tokyo 1990-1995 and Seikosakiun, Osoka, 1995-1999. Father Freed came to the Diocese of Santa Rosa on April 1, 1999 and served as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph, Cotati until August, 2001, with a two month assignment at St. Francis Solano, Sonoma in the summer of 1999. On August 28, 2001, he was appointed Administrator of St. Mary's, Arcata where he ministered for one year. From August 15, 2002 until the summer of 2005 he was the Chaplain at St. Francis High School, Mountain View, California. Upon his return to the Diocese of Santa Rosa he was assigned as Chaplain at St. Vincent de Paul High School, Petaluma, and was in residence at St. James, Petaluma. In March of 2006 he was assigned as the Chaplain to the Newman Center for Humboldt State University, Arcata, and at the same time ministered as the Parochial Vicar at St. Bernard's, Eureka. Father Freed also taught Religious Studies at Humboldt State University, a course which was well received by the students. Father Freed ministered to the Japanese Catholic Community in San Francisco and Santa Clara County. He wrote the story of a Hiroshima bombing survivor who related her experience in the book titled "The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem." On January 10, 2001, he was appointed Pastor of St. Bernard's parish, Eureka and served in that office until his untimely death on New Year's Day, January 1, 2014. Father Eric is survived by his father Eugene Freed and his stepmother, Donna and by his brother Will, sisters, Kari, Lisa, Anita and Melissa who live in various parts of the United States. He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura and two brothers, Gene and Michael. He is mourned not only by his own family but his spiritual family as well, especially by those he served in Japan as a Salesian High School teacher, by the Japanese Community of the Bay Area and by the parishioners he served in the various parishes here in the Diocese of Santa Rosa particularly the parishioners of St. Bernard's parish, Eureka. Father Freed was a compassionate, giving priest with a ready smile, a good sense of humor and he was a sports fanatic. Echoing the words of Jesus to the blind man Bartimeus - "What do you want me to do for you" was how Father Eric lived his priestly life and ministry. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. Letters of condolence may be sent to the Chancery and will be forwarded to the family. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Chancery for the benefit of Humboldt State University Newman Center, Arcata, California. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Vigil Services: Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:00 pm St. Bernard's, Eureka Scripture/Rosary Fr. Mike Cloney Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:00 pm St. Bernard's, Eureka Scripture/Rosary Fr. Greg Villaescusa Sunday, January 5, 2014 7:30 pm St. Bernard's, Eureka Scripture/Rosary Bishop Robert F. Vasa The Church will remain open throughout the night and people are welcome to visit for a time of personal pray and meditation. Funeral Mass: Monday, January 6, 2014 Sacred Heart Church, Eureka, 11:30 am Burial: Monday, January 6, 2014 Internment following the Funeral Mass, St. Bernard's Cemetery, Eureka Reception: Following the Funeral Mass/Burial all are invited to St. Bernard's Parish Hall, Eureka, California. MEMORIAL MASS FOR FATHER ERIC FREED ************************************************************ On Saturday, February 1, 2014, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel Walsh at St. Joseph Church Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
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I love you and and still miss you very much. Some of us got together on New Year's Eve after mass to converse, share a meal, and to be of good cheer in your memory. You will not be forgotten.
Mary I. Bockover
January 4, 2015
You will not be forgotten. We pray for you, and ask that you pray for all of us. Your Wednesday meetings are still an empty space in the weekly plan. The church just had a dinner and get-together in your honor, and you know, of course, it was packed-"a sellout", including eating, drinking, games, and yes, football on the big screen.
We hope to see you again, someday. Rest in the Peace of God, Fr. Eric!
F & K
January 2, 2015
Dear Father Eric,

On this first anniversary of your entry into everlasting peace I would like to thank you for the love and friendship that you gave to me and all who have been touched by you. Your example of living in joyous dedication has helped me strive to keep myself focused on the joyful and grateful path in my life. I'm blessed to have known you and the legacy of goodness and kindness you have left us all.

With loving prayers,
Chenna
Chenna Bonequi
December 31, 2014
I'm a Maryknoll priest who spent 40 years in Japan,10 of them in parishes in the Kyoto and Sapporo and 30 in Tokyo (until 1996) as correspondent for the Catholic News Service, the international media presence of the Church in the U.S. Afterwards, 15 years in Los Angeles, CA. I regret Fr. Freed's death. I'll pray for him.
James P Colligan
February 17, 2014
My feelings go out to all congregants, blessing you all.
Franklin Stover
January 30, 2014
DEAR REVEREND FATHER ERIC FREED,
I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME, THOUGH WE'VE NEVER MET. PLEASE KNOW THIS, WHAT GREATER EXAMPLE OF 'TRUE LOVE' THAN THAT OF OUR MARTYRED SAINTS, AND, ABOVE ALL ELSE THE DIVINE SACRIFICE OF JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD!
YOUR BLESSED EXAMPLE OF SACRIFICE CAN BE COMPARED TO A MODERN DAY SAINT. YOUR WORK WILL CONTINUE..HOW COULD IT NOT? WE ARE SOLDIERS OF CHRIST, AND ARE NOW PAYING CLOSER ATTENTION BECAUSE OF YOU, DEAR REVEREND FATHER ERIC FREED..YOU ARE MORE 'ALIVE' NOW THAN EVER!
I THANK GOD FOR YOUR BIRTH. YOU HAVE LEFT US WITH NEW LESSONS. AS WE REFLECT ON YOUR LIFE AND TIMES, WE ARE REMINDED AND CAN HEAR YOUR SOUL SPEAK !
THANK YOU !
Nancy Tolk
January 22, 2014
Eric, we will miss you always. It was an honor to have known you. Please use your beautiful singing voice up above for all of us to hear.
January 15, 2014
Even though I did not know you personally Father Eric, You are and will be in my prayers always, that you are resting in Peace Eternally with Our Lord,Our mother and all of the Angels and saints.
Sandy Dodson, Austin, Tx.
January 14, 2014
I love you and will miss you dearly. Words cannot describe what a loss your death is to all of us. Peace be with you -- now eternally -- my good friend.
Mary I. Bockover
January 13, 2014
Praying for him.
Adele LaSalle
January 12, 2014
Father Eric: You continue to touch people's lives. Rest in Peace.
Vickie McAllister
January 8, 2014
Rest in Peace, Father Eric. We all love you.
Don, Cindy, Al, Michelle, Zukenya, Tina, Steve, Mark,Floyd, Kelly- Ocean View Staff
January 8, 2014
What a terrible loss. Please remember the way Fr Eric interacted with people. he set an excellent example.
I am praying for all of you.
Rosie Metcalf(former Family Life director)
January 8, 2014
Fr Louis Guardiola Fathers of Mercy. I did three missions in N. California in the winter of 2007. Fr. Freed had just settled in. We had a numder of wonderful visits at Eureka expressed our love of the Eucharist and pre-beatles pop music. we were both native Michiganers. With all my love and prayers for the repose of Fr. Freed's soul. In Pax Christi Fr. Louis Guardiola C.P.M.
January 7, 2014
Deepest condolences to his family and friends. Was blessed to have the chance to meet him. May he rest in peace.
Angel Greco
January 7, 2014
Thoughts to the family of Eric. We remember him from Northview High School.
Pam Woods
January 7, 2014
Fr. Freed is one of the finest priests I have ever met. While he was at Notre Dame de Namur University,he and I led a bible study group with some students and I was amazed at his knowledge of scripture and how he related it to our lives. His generosity, his love for people and his faith showed through his contact with everyone. He is a tragic loss to us and to the church. He was our translator for our Japanese sisters during our 2008 General Chapter and was to do that again next summer. Our Sisters in Japan and in California will miss him terribly. It is a grace to have known him. Sr. Roseanne
Sr. Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN
January 7, 2014
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
January 7, 2014
What a terrible way to lose a brother priest! My prayers for his eternal happiness, for the consolation of his parents, siblings and relatives, and for his parish family. May Christs's consolation be with you all, and may Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for you! My parishioners and I are praying with you, and for you.
Father Richard Schaeffer
January 7, 2014
Our hearts and prayers go out to those mourning Father Freed. I am a native Californian though currently living in Ohio with my husband. I did not personally know Father, but my heart grieves with the community on the loss of Father.
Tara Healy
January 7, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. Rest in peace, Father Eric!
Benita and Michael Robinson
January 7, 2014
It is difficult to hear about this.
I did not know him, but it sounded like he was a very intelligent, warm hearted priest. To all of those that he touched in his life, may you find peace and hope. Cherish always the kindness and love he demonstrated to those he shepherd.
Mike Mittleman
January 7, 2014
RIP Father Eric you welcomed us into the church knowing we weren't Catholic and guided us until we soon became. My oldest son looked up to you from the beginning, wanting to be just like you although you never knew. Thank you for everything you will always have a special place in our hearts.
Jennifer,Philip,Damien,Calvin Houk/Ramsey
January 7, 2014
Love and miss you
Luciano & Maria Teresa Rose
January 7, 2014
Giovanni & Erin Rose
January 7, 2014
You will always live in our hearts and prayers and will truely be missed!
Luciano & Maria Teresa Rose
January 7, 2014
Our prayers are with Eric & his family at this very sad time. I am his Aunt Nancy (his Mom's sister), & live in Mich.
January 7, 2014
Fr. Eric once told me, "Now it is your opportunity to step courageously into your future to become the person God wants you to be, to be of influence for good in the lives of many who will depend on your friendship and love. 1 John 3:18 My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action."
Fr. Eric was more than just my priest... more than just a friend... he was my family. He always encouraged me to give unto others my all, help in all situation happy or sad, act on my love for them don't just tell them. He would always greet me with a hug (when he hugged you, you knew he meant it, such a comforting warm embrace) and a smile and would never hesitate to ask how I was doing.
So I send love, I send hugs... I send warm wishes and prayers of comfort to his father, step-mother and siblings... though you don't know many of us, you are our family too. Eric was a truely blessed man, and he loved you all very much.
All my love and prayers,
~Katie
Katie Uemura
January 7, 2014
Fr. Eric was truly the hands of Jesus to so many. Reading all of messages here brings me joy. Joy that this broken world was loved so well by Eric and his faith in God's redemption and grace.
My tears fall with sadness for the loss of Eric too! We went from kindergarten to high school graduation together. He was energetic and I can hear his contagious laugh in my memories of him at this time.
May God's promise of the ressurection carry the tearful hearts of Eric's family as well as all of those who have been fortunate to to know and love him in this world.
Looking forward to seeing Eric in the company of heaven!
Julie Diesslin August
January 6, 2014
Fr. Eric is like a light-house to those who knew the way and those who wondered always bright, sturdy, & powerful. To me a friendly & familiar face that annointed my sick mother, baptized my Goddaughter & my teacher whom I could not get enough of. If priest could be defined as art you are a master piece... one of a kind and priceless indeed.
You have earned your wings enjoy gaurdian angle-hood
Respectfully,
Kary Schlick
January 6, 2014
We will always be reminded of Father Eric as we wake each morning to see the beautiful katakana of our names that he drew for us some 12 years ago. We also will treasure the meals that we shared at the Newman Center (including his special Japanese hot-pot menus), joking about his guilty pleasure watching The Simpsons, going to see SPAMALOT together and most of all, learning so much from his homilies and amazing Bible studies. He was an incredibly gifted man and we will miss him terribly. A man of peace, he signed his translation of the Hiroshima victim's book for us with: May all our "nuking" only be done in the kitchen. Let's honor Father Eric by being a light for others.
Michael and Paula Proctor
January 6, 2014
Condolence to the Fam. of Fr Eric . RIP my dear Fr Eric ..
lynn masiglat
January 6, 2014
Father Eric was such a kind and compassionate priest. We moved away, but treasure all the masses we shared with him while in Eureka/Fortuna and all the happy memories.May God bless his family and the parish. His smile will continue in heaven. Mike and Judy Millenheft
Michael and Judy Millenheft
January 6, 2014
Dios lo tenga en la Gloria, Rev. Erick fue una persona buena, con mucha compacion y sabiduria para toda la comunidad. Nunca te olvidaremos mi gran amigo. Dio Te Benediga, Grazie per la tua amistad y respeto. RIP with LOVE
Ana
January 6, 2014
Rest in Peace Father Eric. We are praying for your family, friends and those you touched with your wonderful spirit.
Georganne & Kitty Bickle
January 6, 2014
Our community has suffered a great loss! Rest In Peace Reverend.
Nancy Marchetti
January 6, 2014
Fr. Freed was amiable, smart, generous, patient, understanding, and humorous - in short, he was a true gentleman. He was indeed a great sheperd who brought many souls to Christ, and with his strength carried the weight of more than the congregation on his shoulders. He loved so many people, and that affection was returned tenfold to him. He was truly good, and will be much missed not only as my Priest, teacher, and friend, but as a man who encouraged hope and faith among the world. There is no doubt, he's in Heaven now speaking to Christ, and looking down upon us with a smile, and will continue to give, and be our intercessor throughout life. God Bless you Fr. Eric, it was a privilege to know you, and call you friend. I won't say goodbye, but will see you in time. Rest peacefully, your good work here continues.
Judith Peebles
January 6, 2014
God Bless Father Eric Freed & his family. He was a sensitive, intelligent person, always kind & high-minded. He will be sorely missed within our community.
Peggy Molloy
January 6, 2014
Like many others, Fr. Eric was my friend, spiritual guide, and a true, true holy man. I will miss him, but my life is that much richer for having known him. All our lives were, are, and shall be enriched from having known him as we tried to follow the path to our heavenly Father. He showed us and now we must continue our journey knowing his loving spirit will always be watching over us.
Gary kILGORE
January 6, 2014
God Bless you Father Eric.
Our prayers are with your family, friends and the community as a whole. You were a very special man. We were blessed to know you!
Kerry & Raya Young
January 6, 2014
May Fr. Eric rest in peace. I knew him while attending Sonoma State, he was pastor of the Newman Center. He was a very smart and kind man. He will be missed.
January 5, 2014
Rest in Peace.Dear Dear Father.I wish I would have stopped by to see you and say hi.But,like always. I was running late to church.I hope you saw me sneaking in. And, I would you smiled.I love you Father.RIP.I promise I will make it to church on time.Condolences to your Family.You were a good man.
gleezette roach
January 5, 2014
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Robert Rasmussen
January 5, 2014
Our prayers are for you and we beg yours for us and our ffamily.
Lila and Bonni Russavage
January 5, 2014
The Struck family is heartbroken over the tragic loss of a our beloved step-brother. As we mourn this great loss, my husband(Jerry) was recounting one of his favorite stories from their college years, when in 1977 Jerry attended a baseball camp at Loyola Marymount and Eric let him sleep in his dorm, snuck food to him from the commons,then shot hoops late into the night in the 'closed' gymnasium, all while doing what they did best, talk sports. As many miles kept them/us apart, we consider ourselves fortunate to have visited with him every time he was in town & always had a lot of laughs. He was a genuine, casual, fun-loving, kind, caring & compassionate brother who will be sorely missed by all. Our condolences to his dad Gene, step-mom Donna, the Freed siblings, Strucks, and much more extended family, as well as friends and every person fortunate to have connected with Eric. Rest in Peace!
Jerry/Tamara Struck
January 5, 2014
Dear Fr. Eric,

You encouraged my vocation and helped in so many ways. I pray now that you rest in peace and ask you to pray for me now and always. Your work has not been in vain. It has done much to grow God's Kingdom.

God bless,
Moses Brown
Moses Brown
January 5, 2014
You will be missed!!!
Rick and Cheryl Bucko
January 5, 2014
My heart and prayers go out to Father Eric's parishioners, students, friends and family. May God bring each of you peace and comfort. Thank you Father Eric for your joyful living witness of faith, your kindness, counsel and support. You will be missed by all of us whose lives you have touched.
Matthew 25:34-36
Vickie Swing
January 5, 2014
We will remember you always
Yolanda & Cesar Rivera
January 5, 2014
To the family of Father Eric, I send my heartfelt prayers and condolences. I am a better person for having heard Father Eric preach (at St. James, Petaluma, CA) for seeing the light of Christ shining from his eyes, for having been blessed to share the Eucharist with him. Thank you for sharing the gift of his life with all of us. God bless, and love always,
Ruth Duenas
January 5, 2014
Heartfelt condolences in our thoughts & prayers to Melissa, her Dad, sisters & brother. May each of you find comfort in the words so many have shared for your loss.
Jim Pat Sennett
January 5, 2014
Lynda August
January 5, 2014
Thank you Father Eric for all you have done for my family. There is not enough "Thank You's" for what you have done for us. God Bless your family. And may you Rest in Heaven.
Catherine McLean
January 5, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Freed family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joy McFann
January 5, 2014
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January 5, 2014
Eric was a larger than life person. His humor, intelligence and accomplishments were exceeded only by his compassion and ability to love everyone around him. Eric was a childhood friend of my former husband, Brian Curley. They were best friends since elementary school. Eric was “Uncle Eric” to our daughter. He brought our family so much joy and shared many good and hard times with us. I wish everyone, especially his parents and siblings, peace and healing as you mourn the loss of this great human being.
Debbie Curley
January 5, 2014
My dear brother you will truly be missed. I know I will see you again one day, in a place where there is no death, no pain or sorrow. RIP Eric -- your sister Lisa (Freed) Wienke
Lisa Wienke
January 5, 2014
To Eugene, Donna, Will, Kari, Lisa, Anita and Melissa, I was indeed privileged to have had Eric as a friend and pastor for the last three years or so. He had a special twinkle in his eye, and a bit of a mischievous smile when he would include infrequent 'snippets from home' during his homilies. Thank you for sharing him with us. May the memories of his efforts be your connection to the peace he wished for all. "Our ticket into the Kingdom is Joy and Holiness, so be Holy, and be Joyous". Also, "Make the people of Eureka ask "why are those darned Catholics so Joyful?"" STRENNA: "To be happy, be Thankful. To be Thankful, have Faith. Faith is understanding that ALL IS GOD's".
With All Respect,
the Emersons
January 5, 2014
Debra Lenichek Lorango
January 5, 2014
Father Eric, you have a special place in our hearts since marrying me and my husband 13 years ago. We always thought of you as one of the kindest people we had ever known. So sweet, caring and so funny. We were lucky to have you at St. Joseph, and to know you. You touched and inspired so many people, and its sad to think of the good and positive work you still had to do. you will be so missed, but your loving inspiration lives on.
Gina McCutchan
January 5, 2014
Eric was a true APOSTLE of Christ He died a martyr's death . He was a friend of mine .May you rest in peace.You will LONG be remembered Sr Olive murphy
January 5, 2014
Prayers from the Catholic Community of St. Thomas More, Paradise, CA (of the Diocese of Sacramento)
Colleen O'Dowd
January 5, 2014
Fr. Eric, We will always remember and be grateful for your presence at our family's times of joy as well as the compassion and comfort you gave at our times of loss. God Bless You. You will be truly missed.
Gary and Carol Banducci
January 4, 2014
Blessed Father Freed, I have had the honor and privilege of attending two of your beautiful Masses & we all KNOW you truly died a MARTYR FOR GODS KINGDOM...with open arms Our Blessed Mother welcomed you home.....our prayers go out to your Father, Stepmother and all your brothers & sisters...May You Rest In Peace...
Lynda August
January 4, 2014
you are freed indeed, into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest in Peace our brother. Look forward to seeing you again...
Michael Bresnahan
January 4, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fr. Eric's family. May you all find some peace in knowing how many people were touched by this wonderful Man.
Clark & Cathy Keeney
January 4, 2014
It is impossible to replace Father Freed. How many years does it take to create such an intelligent, caring person who loved life and helped us to love life. He gave us hope and inspiration . The world desperately needed him. A very sad day for his family, us and the world.
Janet Winzler
January 4, 2014
April Bertolini
January 4, 2014
I know us Catholica are supposed to be forgiving but I cant help but be angry about Father Eric being taken in such a manner. When God greeted him I know he said Well done Son,welcome home, God bless you always Father Eric.
gloria hartman
January 4, 2014
The St. Bernard Parish, HSU and the entire community has lost a shining light. My condolences to his family and his spiritual family. May Father Eric R.I.P.
Kay Reckord Ames
January 4, 2014
I will truly miss your daily masses. We lost several family members and you helped me with your inspirational sermons. Thank you so much for touching my life and making a difference.
Joy Middaugh
January 4, 2014
Deepest condolences to your family, parishoners, friends and students. May you rest in peace. You have left an indelible mark on this community and your loss is deeply felt by everyone, even those of us who did not know you personally. May your legacy continue through those whose lives you so deeply touched. God bless.
Anonymous
January 4, 2014
Thank you, Father Eric for your always welcoming smile, kind greetings, wise and thoughtful homilies, for being a light of positivity in this community, and most especially for baptizing my little son. You will be forever missed. A saint among men. An example of the goodness we should all strive for.
Maria Matteoli
January 4, 2014
Thank you for the life you led. Thank you for guiding, teaching, and inspiring us! Rest in peace, Father Eric.
Lora Frediani Canzoneri
January 4, 2014
Thank you for the years of laughter, learning and sermons. You taught my family and I how to look forward to what life has to bring. Your light will truly be missed from this community.
Susan Adelsperger
January 4, 2014
Thank you, Father Eric, for being so welcoming to me, a non-catholic, every Sunday at mass and always blessing me by name as I asked for a blessing in the communion line. Thank you also for your inspiring homilies and your hospitality to my family. You are missed. I am praying for you.
Gabe Bennett
January 4, 2014
May Father Eric rest in the eternal light of our good God's love. He was truly a gift and his life among us was a profound blessing. The love and peace of Christ be with your family and comfort us all in our grief.
Chenna Bonequi
January 4, 2014
Our community has lost a shining light.
Paul Yarbrough
January 4, 2014
Prayers and thoughts go out to family, friends and St Bernard's Parish....
Mary Intersimone
January 4, 2014
Our lives will never be the same without you. We are eternally greatful to God for bringing you to us. My heart hurts from this great loss. Descanse en Paz Padre y porfavor abraze a mi Papá por mi, muy fuerte.
Your Smallwood family, Alter Boys & Abuela
January 4, 2014
Rest in Peace Reverend.
Loretta Nickolaus
January 4, 2014
My condolences to your family on your loss. Pleas take comfort from a promise from God at Isaiah33:24
January 4, 2014
We remember your message: "Always work to be Joyous and Holy".
Make the residents of Eureka ask "Why are those Catholics always so happy, so joyful?"

We will never forget you, Fr Eric. Your Wednesday night group was the ultimate high point in Karens week. And I will miss our frequent Saturday meetings. We are closer to our faith, our Church and to the lives we want to live because of your example, and your teachings. We will see you again, Fr Eric. For now, we rejoice that you are with the Lord, and reside in indescribable beauty and peace.
Karen and Fred
January 4, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr Eric and family. Carol and Mike Combs
Carol Combs
January 4, 2014
My then 15 year old son and I met Eric when we were all studying Spanish in Cuernavaca twelve years ago. We spent only two weeks together, but "Padre" was a person we've never forgotten. His kindness, warmth, and humor made an indelible impression on us both. I grieve deeply for his friends, family, and congregation. I hope they can all find some measure of solace in knowing how much he was loved, even by passing acquaintances. Bless you all.
Beth Johnson
January 4, 2014
God bless you Fr. Eric! May we live up to all you taught us as our Pastor. May God Bless your Family!
Therese Dick
January 4, 2014
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