2018-05-10 / Obituaries

Erik Brewer

May 2, 2018

Erik Brewer Erik Brewer Erik Brandon “Itty Bitty” Brewer, 41 years young of Laceyville, PA, passed away Wednesday,

May 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family following a sudden and tragic motorcycle accident.

Born on Feb. 23, 1977 in Towanda, Erik was the son of Phillip and Teresa Hupp Brewer. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1995 and attended Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn Tech). Erik was employed for over 18 years as a heavy equipment mechanic by Herc, formerly known as Hertz. He had a strong work ethic and was an excellent family provider.

He met his wife April in the sixth grade and they were together for over 26 years, creating a beautiful family with their seven children. Through ups and downs, their love never ceased.

Erik was a skilled “tinkerer” and was an excellent mechanic who could fix anything in his “gravel garage” as he called it. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and esp ecially loved taking his sons out with him. He was a truly dedicated family man who planned all outings around what his children wanted to do. His family will forever miss their Sunday Fun days at the Flea Fair followed by voting for where they would have lunch. This was followed by Erik always trying to talk the kids into where he wanted to go. The list of things they will miss could go on forever.

He was very generous and kind and would help anyone in need.

Erik will be forever missed by his wife, April and his seven children, Brandon, Hunter, Ethan, Mia, Malaya, Cruz and Zander. He also leaves behind his parents, Phillip and Teresa Brewer of Laceyville; brother, Shane Brewer and his wife, Robin, their children,

Logan and Rylie of Biglerville, PA; his grandmother,

Helen Mitchell of Thompsontown, PA; his mother- in-law,

Deborah Cruz of High Point, NC; sisters- in- law, Stephanie Pisula and fiancé, Ron Strulic, their children,

Brad, Andrew and Ellie Pisula of Laceyville; Kristi Cruz and husband, Luke, their children Ozeio, Ever and Hadden of Vietnam; Joyce Borden and husband, James, their daughter, Amelia of Springville; brothers- in- law, Brandon Cruz of San Francisco, CA, and Scott Pisula of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Peggy Brewer, formerly of Laceyville, and father- in- law, Napoleon S. Cruz, Jr.

Erik gave the most selfless act of courage and human kindness by donating his organs to those in need.

The family would like to thank the individuals that helped at the scene, emergency crews, Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital ICU in Sayre for their outstanding care, compassion and treatment of Erik in his final hours.

Funeral services for Erik were held on Monday, May 7 at 6 p. m. at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Pastor Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows Church officiating.

Family and friends called at the church from 3 p. m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Erik Brewer’s

Children Education Fund, Community Bank NA, c/ o Courtney Salsman, 406 Main Street, PO Box 56, Laceyville, PA 18623.

Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville.

Online condolences can be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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