In Loving Memory of Eric Model
He was a kind, loving, silly, smart, generous, very talented guy with an over-the-top ridiculous personality. Everybody loved him and his work. He made thousands of customers happy, especially brides and grooms who were always so moved by his stunning work, capturing their special day forever in the most beautiful way.
Eric first had several strokes in 2008 when the aneurism was discovered at the top of his basilar artery. At the time, it was inoperable. He recovered, suffering some stroke damage, mainly evident in his face, but affecting him all over. He persevered through it, continuing his business and inspiring everybody around him with his determination and good nature, despite difficult circumstances and a poor prognosis. He even continued giving seminars at local and national wedding video groups, sharing his tricks of the trade with his peers. He truly loved giving back.
By 2014, it was discovered the aneurism had grown, but now there was a procedure that could help. He made it through this 13-hour operation and after a few weeks, just when he was getting ready to leave the hospital and go to rehab, he suddenly and unexpectedly died overnight.
Everybody is mourning the loss of such a talented and loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Eric’s wife Nancy and 2 young children are left with not only the overwhelming sadness of losing him, but serious financial difficulties, as Eric was by far the major source of income for the family. He was in the process of getting life insurance when 2008’s incident happened, which then made him uninsurable. There is no life insurance. Plus he got into a lot of debt while being sick those next 6 years. Adding to all this, his son Timothy has high functioning autism, making his care a more complicated situation. Eric’s friends ask for whatever help you can give for his family now and in the future. He’d have done the same for us. Rest in peace, Eric. We’ll miss you. There will never be anyone else like you.
Thank you everybody for all your support so far. It's quieted down here considerably after the first month or two...We'd truly love to get it going again...PLEASE share on Facebook, Twitter...wherever....The more word you can get out the better. All of us miss Eric every day, especially his wife and kids...and Katie the dog. Please help us make sure Nancy has all the financial help she needs. Thank you!!
I am so sad to hear this terrible news. Eric did all of my daughters DVD's at Coupe dance school. I always enjoyed talking with him and his parents at the recitals and Nutcracker performances. He was a very nice man and he will be missed. Thank you for all of the Video memories you have given to us over the years. Rest in Peace.
I second Dan's comment. Eric has been an inspiration to and helped so many people during his time with us and this is our way that we can give back. I know all of your contributions are much appreciated by his family. We are all very touched by this outpouring of generosity! Thank you all!
Thank you SO MUCH everybody for all your contributions so far. Amazing what's happened in just over 24 hours! Eric would be so happy. Please keep sharing this link with as many people as you can. We need to do the best we possibly can. THANK YOU THANK YOU!