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Erik L. Durchman

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Thomas & family, I'm very sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Heather Wiles-Cheek - N. Wilkesboro, NC   Jul 21, 2010

To the Durchman, Sterrett and Johnson Families:

We were deeply saddened to hear of Erik's passing. Words cannot heal
the pain of losing someone so dear. Hold tight to memories for comfort
and may God give you the strength to overcome the pain. You are in our
thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Barb & Tim Johnson - Erie, PA   Jul 21, 2010

Erik was a most talented and caring person.We are saddened by his passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Jan Jackson


Posted by: Steve and Jan Jackson - Wilkesboro, NC   Jul 21, 2010

Lynn, You and Erik were among the first people Becky and I met when we moved to N Wilkesboro in 1973. At our first dinner at your house, Erik showed us the model he had built of the dome. And then he built the dome. I also remember our first meal there. It was a wonderful celebration. Erik is one of the most unique, bright, talented, and kind persons I have ever known. I deeply regret losing him and the joy and excitement he gave to so many of us. I wish you and the boys only the best.


Posted by: Pete Mann - Wilkesboro, NC   Jul 21, 2010

Lynn and Family, You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Erik lives on in the faces of his family whom he Loved and Cherished more than life itself. He was so proud of all of you, Tim & Rita Kinney


Posted by: Tim & Rita Kinney - Deep Gap, NC   Jul 21, 2010

The last time that I saw Erik Durchman (or any other member of the infamous Kerr Scot Yacht club) was two Summers ago at a volley ball at Tom's Morris's place.
I had just finished playing a game, and was trudging up the gravel driveway toward Tom's house and I came upon Eric & Claudia Eller who was having a mild dispute over the trunk of Claudia's Buick
C'mon, Erik, you can do it
Shaking his head, Erik turned away from the Buick

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Posted by: Rita Kinney - Deep Gap, NC - Friend   Jul 21, 2010

Lynn, You have helped so many find their way through the loss of a loved one. Please know that there are many who want to help you now. Lean on GOD, let him carry you and your family through this sad time. Keeping you in our prayers.


Posted by: Glenda Andrews - Fleetwood, NC   Jul 21, 2010

Dear Lynn and sons, I am shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Erik. As I read all of the tributes that your friends and family have sent, it only confirms my beliefs of what a wonderful man Erik was and I am so grateful that I was able to spend some quality time with him at Aunt Marion's 90th birthday just last weekend. We spent some quality time talking about our lives, our jobs and our families and

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Posted by: Jackie Dunn - Queensbury, NY   Jul 21, 2010

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Durchman family.I knew Erik 22 years. He was one of the most intelligent people i ever met and probably the best manual machinest in Nascar. I remember when we worked at Baker-Schiff Racing he would also show us all up playing basketball. He will be missed.


Posted by: Don Roberts - Mooresville, NC   Jul 21, 2010

To the Durchman family, We are all filled with sorrow at your tremendous loss. Working with Tom Durchman, we are all constantly entertained by the stories he tells of his father. Clearly, he was quite a man, and has had an enormous influence over his children. We are all richer knowing Tom, who himself is rich in having such a man for a father. We extend our condolences and hope you find comfort in one another, and in the memory of such an extraordinary human being. You are in our thoughts, The Staff of Restaurant Zoe


Posted by: The Staff of Restaurant Zoe - Seattle, WA   Jul 21, 2010