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Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:08 pm

It is with great sadness that I let the community know that our friend, Erick Lopez (777MechSys) has passed away, at the age of 33.

Erick was an amazing photographer and my best friend, the closest thing I ever had to a brother. As a fellow member of the screening team, Erick found great joy in experiencing photographers and photographs from all around the world. We often privately shared the shots that we considered to be "Sierra Hotel," and the skill that was needed to capture such images.

Please take a few moments to view some of his photos - and to remember a happier time

Erick passed away with his family and friends at his side. I pray that his wife Aimie and his parents, Jama and Felix, can find solace that Erick is now in a better place.

May your skies be cloudless and the sun at your back. Goodbye Erick. See you on the other side.

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Erick Lopez - 2009 - Jackson Hole (JAC / KJAC)


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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:16 pm

I'm very sorry to hear about Erick passing away. My sincere condolances to his family, friends and everyone who cared about him. 33 years is way and way to young!  Sad
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:29 pm

Wow, I am very sorry to hear this. My condolances to his friends and family.  Sad
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:30 pm

33. Good grief. My condolences.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:34 pm

Far too young. So tragic. Sorry Royal. Please let his family know the entire av-photo community extends their sorrow.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:35 pm

Indeed. My deepest condolences to you Royal and his family. RIP!
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Horrible news. Sorry to hear the community lost a dedicated member and sorry to you Royal for the loss of a good friend, it is a horrible thing.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:41 pm

Rest in peace Erick. You will be missed very much!

My deepest condolences to Erick's family and to you Royal.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:49 pm

RIP Erick and thank you very much for your commitment!
My deepest condolences to you Royal and to his family. The coming months/years will be a hard time for you. Stay strong!

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:02 pm

Royal,

Sorry to hear about this. My sincere condolences to you and Erick's family and friends.

I spent some time having a good look through his collection of shots that are here. A nice, varied selection of different types and themes, well crafted and with a wicked sense of humour in many of the comments. However, I found this comment, below a T-33 at night, particulary moving:

"It's not just about taking pictures at night. It's about spending time with your best friend while taking photos at night."

Sounds like a great guy to have known.

Clear Skies, Erick!

Best regards,

Jim
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:04 pm

A tragic loss. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:15 pm

My sincere condolences to his family and to you Royal. i know you were very close to him.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:15 pm

I am absolutely devastated and my thoughts go out to his family and his closest friend Royal.

RIP Erick, you are going to be sorely missed

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:18 pm

Awful news. All of his photos are great work. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:25 pm

My condolences and thoughts are going out to his family and you, Royal.
I wish you and family a lot of strength in this difficult period.

Rest in piece Erick

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:28 pm

Oh man, I saw the thread title and jumped!! Shocked..... Royal, you've lost your best mate and that must hurt, really feel for ya man...
I didn't know Erick, but his name kinda stuck out, rang a bell as such. Man, I can not believe this. Whatever it was, 33 is just stupid. So to his family, my prayers go out to you and Erick tonight. And again Royal, sorry mate....

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RIP Erick.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:32 pm

Royal

Many knew Erick and share your sense of loss and it is very sad for the community to lose someone so young who brought so much to so many.

Our sincere condolences to you and Erick's family.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:56 pm

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss.
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:56 pm

Very tragic news - it is so sad to hear of someone so young losing their life.

As we say here in Ireland, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Rest in Peace, Erick.
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:07 pm

My prayers are with his family and friends. My prayers go out to you too, Royal. It is hard losing a friend, especially a close friend, stay strong buddy.

RIP Erick - Your photos, time, and expertise will never be forgotten among this site.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:24 pm

My condolences to his family and friends.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:29 pm

I would like to join in offering my condolences to Erick's family and friends, and to you Royal. This is a very sad loss.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:47 pm

Rest in peace, Erick.

Condolences to family and friends.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:58 pm

Royal,

I'm very sorry to hear of your and our loss. What an unspeakable tragedy for Erick's family. Please let us know if there's anything that we can do as a community to help.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:45 pm

It is a terrible feeling to lose a loved one. May he rest in peace, you have my condolences.  crying 
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:48 pm

RIP Erick, give my regards to Michael Jackson, Ayrton Senna, Brian Trubshaw (Concorde Test Pilot) and of course my condolences to your family.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:09 am

Only 33 ... May those he left behind find strength in their moment of trial.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:15 am

What a tragic news! 33 is much too young to die!
My condolences to you Royal, and to Erick's family and friends. May Erick rest in peace.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:22 am

Erick, save me a stool at the bar, dude.

It was a honor to have known you.


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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:24 am

Utterly devastating news...
My condolences to the Lopez family
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:27 am

Very sorry to hear about this. 33 is too young.  Sad

My condolences to his family and friends (Royal).
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:27 am

I didn't know Erick, but it makes you feel your own mortality when you hear of the death of someone in your own age group who shares a similar hobby.

RIP.
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:49 am

May his soul rest in peace. It is always painful when someone leaves at the prime of life.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:56 am

Very sorry to hear about this. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family and especially to Royal. My prayers are with you

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:04 am

Another tragic loss to our community.
Thoughts to Ericks family and friends during a terrible time.
The loss of wonderful people throws a new light on just how important every day is.
A great reminder to enjoy it while yor here as you never know when it will come to an end.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:58 am

Very sorry to hear that, Royal!

My sincerest condolences to you and Erick's relatives!

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:00 am

Just a very sad situation. We will miss you Eric.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:54 am

Terrible news. Royal, sorry for your loss.

Erick, may you find peace at the mountain in the sky.


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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:40 am

Sorry to hear tragic news. I am at loss for word and send my condolences to you and Erick's family and friends. He will always be remembered the day (August 24, 2008) we were selected as screeners. We had some nice emails each other.

Be God be with him peacefully

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:44 am

Tragic news. 33 - way too young to die...

May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:25 am

My condolences to Erick's family and to Royal. Sorry to hear this tragic news. Rest in peace Erick.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:28 am

What a shock! My condolences...
 
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:46 am

Absolutely terrible. Erick will be missed.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:49 am

What a tragedy. I hope Erick's friends and family are able to pull together and share some great memories of their loved one.
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:35 am

Tragic news to hear,My condolences to Erick's family & friends...


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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:58 am

It is a very sad and tragic time for me, as it is for many who were blessed to know Erick. Royal said it all, Erick is in a better place know, and it's up to ones left behind to remember him and be thankful for all the joy he brought to their life.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:57 pm

This is very sad news. My condolences to Erick's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:12 pm

God bless and Godspeed, Erick.

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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:28 pm

My condolences, 33 is just way to young..  Sad
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RE: Please Join Me In Remembering Erick Lopez

Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:53 pm

Erick will be missed. I I am glad to have met him once. He was a great guy, real gentlemen and a great screener.

Erick started out screening over at MyAviation and we then asked him to join A.net where he screened for nearly two years processing tens of thousands of images and helping countless people

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