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College fund for Erik Tlatelpa's two sons

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Erik N. Tlatelpa, age 41, of Trumbull, CT passed away on June 3rd, 2022 after a long fight against pancreatic cancer. While this horrible disease ultimately claimed his life, Erik fought hard for more then 2 years to spend as much time as possible with those he loved. He was a devoted husband to Katherine Linnet, whom he shared more then 15 years with and a loving father to two amazing children Nicholas, age 6, and Rafael, age 4. Erik was born in Passaic, New Jersey on March 26th, 1981 a son of Donaciano and Beda (Quinones) Tlatelpa.

Erik went on to have a prosperous educational career which led him to Rutgers University and John Hopkins University where he earned a Masters in Finance. His years of hard work paid off when he became the Chief Financial Officer for Snow Partners. Being a native of New Jersey, he found his love of the New York Giants and New York Mets and became an avid fan for all his life. Erik enjoyed many things in life which included wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and traveling around the world. At the end of the day, what mattered most was being with his friends and family.

Besides his loving wife, two sons and parents, Erik is survived by his grandmother Carmen Garcia Tlatelpa; three siblings Maria Dedios, David Tlatelpa, and Kayla Tlatelpa, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Please join us in celebrating the wonderful life of Erik N. Tlatelpa on Thursday, June 9, 2022

Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Fatima at 1 p.m.
184 Breakneck Rd, Highland Lakes NJ 07422

We will be gathering after mass at Mountain Creek - Red Tail Lodge - 200 Route 94, Vernon NJ 07046 to share some of our favorite memories, our stories, to laugh, to cry, and remember a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

Parking will be available on the lodge side of the street.


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  • Helena Baranowski
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Jeff D'Arcy
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Lisa Conologue-Cruikshank
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Laura Guzzo
    • $200 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joe Hession
Trumbull, CT
Katherine Linnet

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