Eric M. Schwalm

Born: Sat., Jun. 20, 1964
Died: Tue., Feb. 9, 2010

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HALIFAX- Eric M. Schwalm, age 45, of 55 Lauren Lane passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Danville, PA, the son of R. Lee Schwalm who survives him of Herndon and the late Evelyn Rebuck Schwalm. Eric was employed with the Westfield Group and a member of Halifax UM Church. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife Janine R. Kutz Schwalm; a son Joseph and a daughter Marlee; a brother David and a sister Deb Forsythe. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 5-7 pm at Halifax UM Church and again on Monday Feb. 15 from 10-11 am. Services will be held on Monday, February 15 at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Donations can be made to Halifax UM Church 105 Wind Hill Drive Halifax, PA 17032. Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg is handling arrangements. To sign the online guest book go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com.

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Barry & Tina Raker Martz
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about Eric's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Eric as the fun-loving, happy go-lucking person from school who liked to tease everyone and have a good time. I am sure he will be greatly mised by all.

Carla Bowman Schrader
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
Janine, Marlee & Joe, I am so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I enjoyed talking to him at church and he was one of the few fathers that would take the time to talk when I worked at Jellybean Junction Marlee, you were very tiny then!. I just pray that you continue to draw close to God, he will lift you up...talk about Eric as much as possible - keep sharing happy times. I know that helped me during my dad's passing. Just know that God was ready to make him an angel....take care of yourselves the best you can and don't be afraid to ask for help my # is still in the church directory.

Rick Kuhn
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
While my heart aches for your loss, I am also excited for Eric being present with the Lord. I can’t imagine the struggle, but I know he fought the good fight. Please be open to the love of your family and friends, for the body of Christ is meant to share in one another’s burdens. I am blessed to have known Eric for but a short while, but still remember his testimony at the summer music fest at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds at Dalmatia a number of years ago. He always spoke highly of his family, and I’m sure he will be interceding for all of you until your reunion. Blessings and Godspeed to all of you.

James DeCinti
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Janine-- I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your children. Peace be with you. Jim

Jamie Paul Family
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief

john and kitty souder
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Dear Janine, Joe and Marlee, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you pass through this difficult time. We take comfort in 2 Cor. 5:8 We are fully confident,and would rather be away from these earthly bodies for then we will be at home with the Lord. Trusting our Lord will bring you comfort and peace.Sincerely, John and Kitty

Vicky Makins
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
My sympathies for your loss. Eric was a wonderful person and will be missed by those of us who worked with him. You will be in my prayers.

Bill & Shelby Wolfe Troutman
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this dufficult time.

Brad & Elaine Kaup
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Harris
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I got to know Eric while he was going to Andrews and Patel. He and my husband Bill often chatted while getting chemo. May God lift you up and give you his peace.

Ann and David Hawkins
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Dear Janine and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Eric was a wonderful human being. We always had such great fun with "Schwalmy" when he worked at PMA. He will be missed by many people. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May God bless all of you at this sad time.

Michele Vandernoth
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
There are people that we encounter in our lives that leave a lasting impression upon us. Eric's was that of a kind hearted and gentle man whose love of life and family were evident in every exchange. Please know that he touched the lives of many. Deep peace of the running waves to you, Deep peace of the flowing air to you, Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Stacy Swift
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Eric was a great person that I got to meet 2 years ago and he would always make me laugh. I still remember when he brought in the Sponge Bob pinatta for Tony in our office. We still have it here in our office. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I do feel better knowing that he is at peace and he will always be with you.

Bethany Hackett
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Lean on God's strength and trust in His comfort.

Steve Glennon
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
PART 3 of 3 continued… Were it not for the short-ness of time and all the snow back in PA, I’d leave the unrelenting sunshine of LA and fly back East for the services this weekend. But even though absent in body, I’ll be there in my thoughts. And Eric’ll be there in spirit. I’ve been told that’s the way it works. He’s gone on to the next phase and is out of pain and at peace now. But I think a clause in the contract says they get to peek-in on the services and, afterward, every now and then just to check that we’re doing okay without them and going on with life, carrying the happy memories with us to enjoy. I know and the kids have many of those. My best, always…

Steve Glennon
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
PART 2 of 3 continued… Eric and I shared the same taste in women, though. Of course, I was madly in love with you too, and felt I was the better candidate for your hand. But you wanted Eric. I figured it was just blindness or questionable taste on your part, choosing that lunk over the more wonderful Me! But actually, you made a great choice. Eric was a great guy with a perfect disposition – far better than I ever could be. It’s just a shame – and patently unfair – that you only got 24 years or so with him. continued… I know how hard it must be now for you, after all the rough times seeing him through his illness. But at least he left you with two great kids who are the mirrors in which you’ll always be able to see Eric whenever you wish. They are his images…although I hope Marlee doesn’t have such big feet! And that Joe knows why Cyrano de Bergerac and Charles Dickens were, because in college, Eric didn’t!

Steve Glennon
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
PART 1 of 3 Janine, thanks for e-mailing me yesterday with the news. I knew of Eric’s health situation, but you and I never discussed it in these terms, and I didn’t realize that not pulling-through was a possibility. I guess I just assumed that people our age Eric was a year younger than you and me don’t die. I met you through Eric in our days at Shippensburg University. He roomed across the hall from me Mark Tobias was his roommate in Room 227 of Naugle Hall. Eric had the desk on the left-hand-side by the windows as you entered the tacky, cinderblock-wall room. I remember he always had chewing tobacco in his mouth and that damn spit-cup within reach. We had a long talk once about his preparation for career and life beyond college. I even tried on his shoes once…they were eight sizes too big for me! He towered over me by about 9 inches, as I recall. Oh, and those wrestling matches he had with Jumbo John Kerchner where, afterward, the room looked like a tornado hit!

Dan, Kim, Ben, Andrew & Matthew Sheeler
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Gail Coles
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Janine, So sorry to hear about Eric. I didn't know him well, only from school. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and the children at this time and always.

Keith Beaver
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Janine and family, So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Eric was such a good person, it's just so sad. You and your children will be in our prayers. God Bless

Angela M. Raker
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
Obviously, Mr. Glennon, Janine not only made the right choice, but the smart choice. Eric was a very kind and humble man who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was a wonderful husband and father.Joe and Marlee are two great kids which is a testimony to what great parents they have.Eric never complained about being sick and was always in good spirits when you talked or visited with him. And how many of us do know who Dickens and Cyrano de Bergarac were and what does it matter. What does matter is that Eric is in heaven because he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Amen. We love you, Janine, Joe, and Marlee.

Ron & Jan Flowers
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
Heartfelt condolences and many prayers to Janine, Joseph and Marlee. Eric was a terrific man and friend. Warm regards, Ron & Jan Flowers

Raine Rothermel Hart
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Eric's time on earth was too short. Our Lord has welcomed him with loving arms and bigger plans. God bless you all at this sad time.

Lynn Dockey
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
so sorry to hear about Eric's passing. It's hard to say anything to cheer you up right now, but soon you will be able to think about all the good things and times you had.

Sue Weir
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joe and Marlee. Mike, Sue, Nicole and Sean Weir

Tod & Lisa Leitzel Zimmerman
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
We are very saddened to hear of Eric's passing. It's been many years since I've seen Eric, but I remember his jovial ways! Stay strong and take care. Thoughts and prayers to all!

Liz Weaver
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
Janine, and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.God be with you.

Jill Cavanaugh
   Posted Sat February 13, 2010
Some words that describe Eric: Kind, considerate, diplomatic, tactful, compassionate, inteligent, clever, smooth, calm, cool, collected, funny, positive, inovative, charismatic, brave, courageous, dignified, trustworthy, loyal, helpful, honest, caring, talented.... This list could go on and on and on.... and most likely needs "spell check." However, these words can only help us to understand the type of person that Eric was. But, these words alone certainly do not give Eric "justice"! Eric's spirit, good example, and enthusiasm for life will live on in all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. Thank you, Eric, for being a great business associate, friend, and mentor. And, most importantly, thank you for being a fantastic example to all of us who knew you because your actions and words taught us all how to be better human beings. We love you and will miss you and our thoughts and prayers are with Janine, Joe, and Marlee. Jill and Chuck Cavanaugh

James Tinnyo
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the entire Schwalm family. I had the privilege of having worked with Eric. He was a great guy and I will miss his wonderful personality.

Terry Schwalm
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
My prayers are with Eric's family, Eric and I played baseball together for the Valley View legion team. Again my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Larry & Judy Nunemacher
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
Dear Lee and family, We are so sorry to hear about your sons passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.

Bob Miller
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family. Eric and I played baseball on the Valley View Legion Team together. He was a good guy.

Steve Beilharz
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
It was a privilege to know Eric, he was a great classmate and friend. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Dick Fox
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
I worked with Eric at Westfield Insurance. Eric was a gentle and courageous person. I am grateful I had an opportunity to know him. I know his spirit will see you through these next difficult days and bring you to the light and joy his life celebrated.

Richard and Debra Frantz
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Eric has left a legacy of love and caring to this community. He will be missed but not forgotten. We share your sorrow as we remember Eric with fondness.

Craig Herb
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
My prayers go out to the Schwalm family. Even though I only knew Eric for a short time,he was a happy and upbeat individual. Whenever Eric was around, there was always some fun. God Bless

Kristen
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
My husband and I are so very sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed. I worked with Eric at Westfield and he was one of the most kind, gentle and sincere people I have ever met. Through the years, we saw each other through good and bad times. His strength and uplifting spirit will never be forgotten. I am so greatful for the time we shared and will hold it close to my heart forever.

DON ZIMMERMAN
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
my prays are with you all.

Debby & Barry Whary Jr
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Today - the heaven's rejoice. Eric truly was a man of God and all who knew him loved him for his kind spirit - i loved to talk to Eric about the Lord .... we had many discussion's thet were spirit filled his eye's lit up when he would tell me about the concert's he and his daughter would attend. The world is saddened today, BUT the Heaven's are singing today for he is in the father's arms. What a blessing he has been to all who knew him - his smile was all he had to say. Our prayers our with all his family today and in the days to come - Eric did make a difference in this world. God Bless you all Barry and Debby

Diane and Marlin Herr
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Janine, Joe, and Marlee, Our Prayers are with you. We have fond memories of Eric as a co-worker and friend from many years ago at EBI and Libery Mutual Ins. Marlin and Diane Herr

Pamela Reilly
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Dear Schwalm family, We were so very sorry to hear of Eric's battle with cancer. While we only met him a few times through the AAU basketball program, he made a big impression on us as a devoted father and all around nice guy. We are so very sorry for your loss and wish he had been able to win this battle and continue to be all he was to his family and friends. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we send you our deepest sympathy. Wishing you strength and comfort at this sad time. Pamela, Dale and Evan Reilly Camp Hill

pat
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
I know my life is better for having known Eric. I really only got to know him a few short years ago, and it wasn't long enough. Eric was always so sweet to me, careful not to hurt my feelings or make fun of me. I know he got a smile in his eyes when I was asked at Hopkins if I was his mother, and I answered "yes". I enjoyed fussing over him and pampering him. I never heard Eric complain, even when I knew he wasn't feeling well. I will miss him terribly, and will think of him often. I know he is in heaven with the Lord, but selfishly I wanted him with us longer. He was such a good man.

Shelly Troutman
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
Janine, Lee and family My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your wonderful memories help you through this most difficult time. It has been many years since I have seen you and truly wish this was under better circumstances.

Susan Long Keiter
   Posted Wed February 17, 2010
Janine and Family. May god Bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. I'll be praying for you.

Ed Williard
   Posted Fri February 19, 2010
We are very sorry to hear about Eric's passing. I had the privledge of growing up with Eric and have many fond memories of our childhood in PA. We also attended Juniata College together in the 1980's. In the past few years I have had the opportunity to work with Eric in the insurance business in my capicity as an insurance agent for BB&T. Eric was one of the best underwriters that we have worked with. He always found the time to help you no matter how busy he was. He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Regards, Ed Williard

Brad Williard
   Posted Fri February 19, 2010
Dear Janine, Marlee and Joe. We just found out about Eric. We are stunned. I will always remember Eric as a friend and I am lucky to have worked with him at PMA. Love, Brad & Connie Williard

Brenda Acker
   Posted Sat February 20, 2010
To The Schwalm Family: I just found out that Eric had passed away. I knew Eric when I worked at Wells Fargo. We always enjoyed talking about our golf games as well as basketball. I had the opportunity to talk with Eric and Joe many times over the past year when they would attend Etown College games. May the hole in your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories you made and shared as a family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Holly Herb Drumheiser
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
Janine, I am so sorry to hear about Eric. My mother just told me about his passing. We have both lost wonderful men in our lives. I know they are both together now watching over us.

Tanya Rummel
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
Janine, Joe, and Marlee Our hearts, warm thoughts, and prayers go out to all of you - I truly believe he is always with you! Tanya, Jon, Allen and JR


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