I met Eric in college in Danville, Virginia. He touched many lives and was an inspiration to us all. He was always happy and always ready for an adventure. Actually, he was the one who often led the adventure. Many of my greatest memories from college have Eric leading the charge. He was a great friend to me as well as a fraternity brother. He will be missed.
Larry and Kris Shaw
It’s a sad day, I found out about Eric’s passing yesterday. To his family, I’m sorry for your loss, I got to spend one fantastic year with Eric, while we were in pilot training. Beaver was the life of our class, he never let the BS get to him and he kept us all grounded. He was a loving, funny, and heart felt person, that wanted to see everybody successed. For that year we worked hard but we sure played hard also. I will never forget his smile or his laid back walk. I could go on and on about him, I’m just honored to have spent a year with him and to call him a friend. You’ll be missed my brother!
I am at a loss for words learning of Eric’s death. He was a true friend to me in college, almost like the older brother I never had. I have thought of him often over the years because he was honestly the kindest person I have ever met and the most adventurous person I have ever met. I am a mother of three boys now and I hope that my boys turn out to be as good a person as he was, maybe just a little less adventurous. I think I would be terrified to know they were taking a jeep wrangler and driving it at 90 degree angles.
Sincere thoughts and prayers to all of the Bauer family.
Karen & Jim Smith
Dear Zayda, Tom and family,
We love you and want you to know how sorry we were to hear about Eric.
With love and prayers for peace and comfort,
Karen & Jim
Zayda and Family:
I was so sorry to hear about Eric. Though I did not know him, it is clear by reading the messages from family and friends that he was a very special person and will be greatly missed.
B. Shane Morris
My family’s thoughts and prayers are with your family. Eric you was a good man.
Zayda and David,
So sorry to hear about your loss. So many good times growing up on Retana Drive together.
I know the pain of lossing a son. There is no worse pain.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elaine M. Schachelmayer
Eric thank you for your many contributions. You will be remembered for the many things that are… good, great, and inspiring at the 128 ARW.
You will be missed. Watch over us.
I’m so very sorry about the loss of your brother. I hope you are doing ok in this rough time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers :
Jenna & Bobby
I know the special connection mothers share with their sons; I can’t begin to understand the pain you are dealing with right now. Please know that I am thinking of you and your son and am here if you need anything.