Thanks @Bart_Elia I am so sorry for your loss. Epicor as a whole and the community is an awesome place in grand part because of Erik.
I remember the first time I ran into him was somewhere in 2008 or 2009 at my first Perspectives. He was assigned to be my Epicor Handler on my first ever presentation. Erik was friendly and very approachable, since that time we spoke a few times a year (usually when I was bugging him about something) via email or twitter and I always saw him at Insights.
No matter how high in the corporate ladder Erik got, he was never too busy to lend and hand and in the short interactions I had with him he made a significant impact in my career and life. As @hasokeric put it to me a couple of days ago when we heard, the fact that we spent a grand total of 3 hours with Erik and we admired him so much speaks volumes of who he was, I can only imagine the impact that he had in Epicor and his co-workers over the ~30ish years he was in the industry.
He has been a great influence in this community too for many many years, although he was often quietly watching he was a member since the Yahoo days back in 2010 - 2011 (or perhaps even before then). Before you,@Edge, @aidacra or @Rich and many others, started participating actively Erik was here and he was always an advocate for the customer and the community.
Not all heroes wear a cape and he was certainly my first Epicor Hero. There are many more now, but I will always remember him fondly.
Thanks for everything you did for us @erikj, you will be sorely missed!