Eric Lance Erwin

Aug. 7, 1962 - Nov. 26, 2015
Eric Lance Erwin - Aug. 7, 1962 - Nov. 26, 2015

Eric Lance Erwin moved with his family to Germany, New Jersey, and California before settling in Montauk, where his father was stationed at Camp Hero.

He and his three brothers grew up in a house in the Ditch Plain neighborhood, where, his mother said, he lived to fish.

Mr. Erwin died on Nov. 26 in Nashville. He was 53 and had been ill with cancer for more than a year.

Born in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 7, 1962, to Glyn and Daisy Erwin, he was an East Hampton High School graduate. Mr. Erwin, who played the guitar, moved to Tennessee in his early 20s, initially working as a musician. He later worked as a painter and a builder. A giving person, he looked after his elderly neighbors and frequently bought them groceries.

A celebration of his life took place on Dec. 27 in Nashville. His ashes will be spread, along with his father’s, at Montauk Point on April 18, the one-year anniversary of his father’s death.

In addition to his mother, who lives in Montauk, he is survived by his brothers: Rex and David Erwin, both of Boston, and Dan Erwin of Patchogue.