On Saturday August 28, 2010, we lost our son, brother, nephew, grandson, and friend. He was 29 years old. In 2003, Erick suffered a work-related injury resulting in serious head trauma; since then, complications from that accident took their toll.
Erick grew up an Island kid and attended Vineyard schools, where he made quite an impression on those that taught him and those that got to know him. Erick cared deeply for his friends, he loved his family and admired those close to him. Always mischievous, often strongly opinionated, Erick was one of a kind. He was an amazing athlete; especially baseball, where it was said Erick could cover the entire outfield on his own. He cherished sports legends such as Ruth, Mantle, Payton, Earnhardt, Marciano, and Ali. He was a movie connoisseur with a seemingly photographic memory by being able to recall actors’ names and lines at the drop of a hat. Erick took pride in working and became inspired by carpentry while attending programs to better his occupational skills.
Erick is survived by his parents Albert and Vera-Jean, older brother Albert, sister-in-law Becky, younger sister Summer-Anne, Grandpa Jernegan, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Erick was predeceased by his grandmothers Marilyn Jernegan and Lorraine Clements, and grandfather Albert Clements II.
A graveside service will held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 am in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineyard Avenue, Oak Bluffs, officiated by Rev. Michael Nagle.
Following the burial all are invited to the P-A Club; please bring a dish to share.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Oak Bluffs Library, PO Box 2039, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Please visit www.ccgfuenralhome,.com for online guest book and information.