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“Missing him every day, especially today. But today I'm remembering when we went snowboarding and I fell more times than I can count. Even though he...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Tess Renfro

“Eric was a stellar man who would love to be outdoors with friends or skate. I clearly remember looking out my dorms and seeing him skate around or...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Grava - New Haven, CT

“Judy,Life is too fleeting! It sounds like Eric made every moment count!I'm so sorry for Eric leaving you so soon. Xavier and he were good friends ...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Leona Gwaz - West Hartford, CT

I'll always miss you... Thank you for everything, I love you bro!!!
4 of 20 | Posted by: Christian Perez - Hartford, CT

“Eric has always been a kind, gentle and warm hearted person, he's done so much to help me get to where I had to in life, he actually helped me...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Christian Perez - Hartford, CT

“Dear Judy...You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope it is some small...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: MIchael Veillette, RN - CT

“Judy and Family,As one of Jeffrey's former teachers at Smith School, my heart broke to read of the passing of Eric. I can not even begin to imagine...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Ellen Cercone - West Hartford, CT

“Thank you for the conversations and random memories over the years. Your personality on the board was calm and cool just like you. Make sure you&...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Alex J - West hartford - friend

“My heartfelt sympathy to Judy and the boys, Kevin, Brian, and Jeffrey. I remember Eric so well from Smith School. He was a sweet, smart, quiet, but...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Bachman - West Hartford, CT

10 of 20 | Posted by: Jose Rosas

“First I like start by saying I'm truly going to miss a Eric vanderpool I met him early 2013 and ever since then we became very close friend he&...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: JOSE Rosas - Hartford - friend

“Judy, Luis, Brian, Jeffery, Kevin, Brigitte, and Luis-No amount of words can express my sorrow for your loss. Eric was a truly amazing person, and my...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Tess R

“Judy, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Lin Klumb - CT - coworker

“Judy, my deepest sympathies to you & your family. May you have strength during this difficult time. My prayers are with you & your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Susie Rychlewicz - CT - coworker

“Judy, Uncle LuisSO sad to hear about Erick's passing my heart and that of my kids and Iwona was broken. Our most deepest condolences to all. Always...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mario Malagon - Washingtonville, NY

“To my Aunt Judy , Uncle Luis and my cousins: Kevin , Brian , Jeffrey , Luisito and Brigitte words are not enough to express how sorry I am for your...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Gaby Zeballos - Windermere, FL

“Dearest Eric, My heart is broken. I will think of you and remember you always. The multiple memories I have of you will be a part of me forever. I...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Marguerite nielsen - Brooklyn, NY

“Judy,I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Please know that there are a lot of people who are there for you. May...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Maureen Welch - Glastonbury, CT

“Judy and Luis when I knew about Eric passing, I can't describe my heart feeling, myself and children were shock, about the sad news, a young and...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Thelma Crime - Windermere, FL

“Judy, I am so so sorry to hear of your son's passing. I can only imagine how you and your family are feeling right now. Please know that you are...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl Costa - CT

Eric David Crimé Vanderpool, 24, of West Hartford, CT, died at UCONN Medical Center on April 2, 2017. Eric was born May 17, 1992 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended and graduated from Conard High School in 2010, and is a 2016 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, School of Business.

Always adventurous, Eric had a passion for skateboarding and snowboarding. His greatest pastime was to explore new skate parks with his friends.

Eric had a warm heart and infectious smile that would make everyone around him feel loved. He was quiet, reserved, and had an angelic personality that touched so many people in his short life.

Eric is survived by his parents, Judy Vanderpool and Luis Crimé, his brothers Kevin, Brian, and Jeffrey, his half brother Luis and half sister Brigitte. Eric has many aunts, uncles and cousins from New York, New Jersey, Florida and California. There are no words to describe the pain and loneliness felt by this terrible loss of a life that was full of promise taken away from all who loved him.

The family would like to thank the West Hartford first responders and the multiple staff members in the emergency department and ICU at UCONN Medical Center for their enormous effort to save his precious life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tony Hawk Foundation at

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 am. at the Church of St. Helena 30 Echo Lane West Hartford. Everyone attending is ask to meet directly at church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford. For online condolences and directions please visit