In Memory

Eric W. Posey

Eric passed away on March 13, 2008. He suffered, but battled bravely, with complications after surgery for a brain tumor. He survived five years after the surgery, but lost his short term memory as a consequence and was unable to continue working after the operation.



 
go to bottom 
  Post Comment

08/04/08 11:02 PM #1    

Eric M. Schmude

Eric passed away on March 13, 2008. He suffered, but battled bravely, with complications after surgery for a brain tumor. He survived five years after the surgery, but lost his short term memory as a consequence and was unable to continue working after the operation.

Eric's career with P&O (International Freight shipping) took him to Chicago for the past 20+ years. It was there he met his wife Wendy and together they had two adopted children - Alexandra (8) and Thomas (6).

Our conversations during the past five years always consisted of his fond memories of high school. Eric remembered his days playing intramural softball, and we always joked about how his recall of his achievements did not match his abilities!

DR Papalia and I attended the funeral service. Eric is resting in Hilton Head Island, his favorite place and where he planned to retire. His parents (mother is a retired Mt. Lebanon HS english teacher) live in Hilton Head. Coincidentally, there are a couple other MLHS teachers retired in Hilton Head, so it is best to avoid the island if you do not want to relive the teacher horrors of your youth!

You may contact Wendy and his children at:
Wendy Posey
853 Lanark Lane
Palatine, IL 60067

12/04/08 10:15 PM #2    

Maryann C. McGuire (Palmeter)

Never hung out with Eric - he was too gorgeous to approach. Sorry to hear about his untimely passing.

12/23/09 02:36 AM #3    

Susan M. White

I'm very sorry to hear about Eric, not fair that he had to suffer. God bless his family.

09/23/10 11:05 PM #4    

Greg Hohman

I won't forget Eric's wife's book about their last years together.


03/11/16 03:12 PM #5    

Greg Hohman

Eric and I were friends at Markham, later nodding acquaintances. The Poseys lived at the end of Vee Lynn Drive above Wildcat Field, which to a sports-minded kid like me was cool. Eric introduced me to the Guess Who’s “American Woman” (1970), which I think belonged to his big brother Tom. I don't recall discussing with Eric whether the lyrics would be applicable to our futures:

 

American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman, she gonna mess your mind
Mm, American woman gonna mess your mind
Mm, American woman gonna mess your mind
Say A
Say M
Say E
Say R
Say I
C
Say A
N, mm
American woman gonna mess your mind
Mm, American woman gonna mess your mind
Uh, American woman gonna mess your mind

 

Uh!


American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama, let me be
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say

 

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama, let me be
Don't come a-knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
American woman, listen what I say, hey

 

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama, let me be

 

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go go go
I'm gonna leave you, woman
Gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go, woman
I'm gonna leave ya, woman
Goodbye, American woman...

 


03/12/16 10:33 AM #6    

Debra A. Sunner (Eriksen)

Eric was a great guy, always remember him from 8th grade. We stayed friends throughout highschool, and will always have fond memories of him. Such a shame to have lost another good soul at such a young age. Life is short. My condolences to his family and children. He will be missed.


go to top 
  Post Comment