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Lost a friend today

Al Letellier
Al Letellier Member Posts: 781
I, and the industry, lost a good friend today. Eric Whitten worked for several suppliers, over the years, here in Portland. He lost his battle with ALS today and will be sadly missed. He and I have literally done hundreds of systems together over the years, and he didn't get to see the last one he heat lost and designed with me, a 13 zone, all radiant system with Viessmann boiler and mixing valves.
Would appreciate it if those of you who are so inclined, would remember Eric's family in your prayers. His brother lives directly across the street from me and has a 50/50 chance of getting ALS (hereditary), so they all can use some prayer and support.
God bless you guys!!

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  • You have my Prayers

    Al and may the Lord comfort all of you at this time of great loss.
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    Consider it done sir


    "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted"

    Sorry for your loss.

    Mark H

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  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Prayers to

    his family and for his soul.

    My boss's dad passed from ALS. Very tragic disease. Will add a special prayer for a future cure.
  • Tom K
    Tom K Member Posts: 26
    Prayers

    > his family and for his soul.

    >

    > My boss's dad

    > passed from ALS. Very tragic disease. Will add

    > a special prayer for a future cure.



  • Tom K
    Tom K Member Posts: 26
    Prayers

    > I, and the industry, lost a good friend today.

    > Eric Whitten worked for several suppliers, over

    > the years, here in Portland. He lost his battle

    > with ALS today and will be sadly missed. He and I

    > have literally done hundreds of systems together

    > over the years, and he didn't get to see the last

    > one he heat lost and designed with me, a 13 zone,

    > all radiant system with Viessmann boiler and

    > mixing valves. Would appreciate it if those of

    > you who are so inclined, would remember Eric's

    > family in your prayers. His brother lives

    > directly across the street from me and has a

    > 50/50 chance of getting ALS (hereditary), so they

    > all can use some prayer and support. God bless

    > you guys!!

    >

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    > 248&Step=30"_To Learn More About This

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. My dad passed away on this dated one year ago. From what
  • Tom K
    Tom K Member Posts: 26
    Prayers

    My family's prayers are with you and his family. Tom K
  • Steve Ebels
    Steve Ebels Member Posts: 904
    I just lost

    A pal, buddy, friend, soulmate Dec 18th. I know a lot of guys here were thinking and praying for me and his family. I can't tell you all thanks enough.

    Rest assured Al, I will be returning the favor tonight for you and your friends family. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Mark Eatherton1
    Mark Eatherton1 Member Posts: 2,542
    Our thoughts...

    are with you and yours. Keep his memories close, you'll need them.


    ME
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Sorry for your loss, Al.

    Tell us a story about the good times.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Terry St.James_2
    Terry St.James_2 Member Posts: 102


    Always tough to see good friends go.Thoughts and prayers are with all and for the resting of his soul
  • steve gates
    steve gates Member Posts: 329


    It's always tough to lose a good friend.

    May God give you an infinite peace.
  • It's hard losing a friend.

    Al,

    Please know that you' and his family will be in our prayers tonight. The good work that you did togeather will live on just as the fond memories you shared with him will.

    Gary

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  • Pat Clark
    Pat Clark Member Posts: 187
    Sorry for your loss

    You have my sincere condolences and prayers for all.

    Pat
  • Murph'_4
    Murph'_4 Member Posts: 209
    sorry for you loss

    always tough losing a freind, we will say a prayer for this gentleman.



    Murph'
  • BillW@honeywell
    BillW@honeywell Member Posts: 1,099
    Sorry for your loss

    He's in a better place, but it's always tough to lose a close friend.
  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    Close friends

    are like diamonds. They are hard to find and painful to lose. But, I do like Dan's idea of tell us a good story of your friend. One that brings a smile to your face. It will give some relief, if only for a little while....
  • Al Letellier
    Al Letellier Member Posts: 781
    losing a good friend

    Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I will pass this along to his wife.
    Eric was more than just a guy who did heat losses and systme design. He always had a smile and a quick wit and seemed to always find the time to work in that special project. He always came to me when he had a special problem and we spent many times working out better ways to do things. I've known him for the better part of 20 years and followed him around the various supply houses as he tried to find "his niche". He even left the industry for a while, but eventually came back to it. I helped him get his last job by letting him know of the opening and pushing him to apply, and we had many good times together.
    Our last project was a custom log cabin with a 13 zone radiant system, mostly Quik Trac, and a Viessmanm boiler. He never got to see the finished product, but the owner's have agreed to let up put a small plaque on the control board dedicating the system to his memory. He would have loved to see it completed........Our part of the country is a little warmer and a lot more efficient because of his work.
    And he was simply a great guy!!!!!!!

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  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
    Thinking of you

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you...Paul

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  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    Sadness

    As one door closes, another shall open. The Halls send their sympathies.
  • Very sorry

    to hear about your friend Al .
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    Sorry Al that really sucks

    My prayers go with you and all that were affected. Mad Dog

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