Eric L. Luna Posted: 2020-10-11 16:51:26

Eric L. Luna

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Eric L. Luna, 51 of Pingree Grove, died peacefully, October 10, 2020 at his home with his family and close friends by his side.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral service will be held 11:00am on Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church 310 W. Main Street in East Dundee. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Institute.
https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/brain-tumor/donate/index.html
Eric was born January 16, 1969 in Park Ridge, Illinois the son of Luis and Carol Luna. On September 6, 1997 he married Susan Gehman. He worked for CDW as a sales engineer. Eric was always the life of the party. He loved entertaining and could make a great old fashioned. He had a passion for living life, he enjoyed fast cars, wave runners and was the fantasy football king. He could fix anything at all with duct tape and was known to have up to 20 rolls on hand at anyone time. Eric will be remembered for his love of life, his constant determination and for having the ability to make anyone laugh. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, his sons, Austin and Gavin Luna, his father, Luis Luna, his brother, Louis (Tania) Luna, and sisters, Vanessa Luna, and Nicole Luna. He is also survived by his Aunt Maria Kozar, Uncles, Viktor, Majaren and Branko. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins which he adored.
Eric was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Luna.
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Todd Sietmann 2020-10-11 17:46:39

Much love to Sue, Austin,Gavin and the Luna family. Eric...God Bless and Rest In Peace, Love you man!!!

Sarmed George Elias 2020-10-11 18:03:37

My condolences during this doubly difficult grievance period. I was consoled by being surprised with hope; the extent of the size of his family and his extended family that survive him. The Second Letter to the Corinthians is very relevant under these circumstances My prayers.

Joanne and Frank Welsh 2020-10-11 18:03:53

Although we did not see him very often, we loved him like one of our own. Eric was the best.

Jennifer, Randy, Andrew, and your GOD daughter Hannah Banana 2020-10-11 18:12:45

My fun loving, life of every party we were at together (My favorite of course was Stephs wedding) brother-in-law, you have no idea how much we love you and how much you will be missed. We have many memories together with family I will never forget. I will miss seeing your face and hearing you say when we come visit “hey Jen and..... Hannah Banana” thank you for being my daughters Godfather, thank you for all the memories, thank you for marrying my sister, and I hope you live it up with Dan, Bill, Marie, and our mother. Until we meet again ♥️ ♥️♥️

Lourdes Candela 2020-10-11 18:19:44

Hago llegar a toda la familia mis condolencias un fuerte abrazo y beso a mi tío Lucho, mucha fuerza para toda la familia

Brian Keith 2020-10-11 18:21:38

Sue & boys, please know that Angie and I are here for you in whatever life may bring for you. Also know that Eric made our lives better as does your strength and kindness. God bless you Eric and the boys.

hannah strapko 2020-10-11 18:22:32

I’m so sorry for your loss. I have never met Eric but the way Sue talked about him was just so loving. Her face would light up and that how i truly knew the kind of person he was. Love you all so much ❤️

Rosario Scheelje Luna 2020-10-11 18:36:45

Nuestras condolencias para mi Primo Lucho e hijos por la perdida del sobrino ERIC un abrazo, Bendiciones

Vivian Bridges 2020-10-11 18:59:14

Hello my friend and to your family, I send my deepest sympathy and Love to you and your family, may God strengthen and comfort you during this time

Karen Marks Lopez 2020-10-11 19:22:04

I am so, so sorry for your family's loss.

Heidi (Miller) Skvarna 2020-10-11 19:34:55

Dearest Sue and family, Luna family and extended family, we send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have so many good memories with the Luna family. As neighbors growing up, our mothers were dear friends, our dads talked medicine, we celebrated Christmas Eve dinners together. ❤️ Prayers and love, Heidi (Miller) Skvarna, Dave, Elle and Rhett

Larry and Sandy Noble 2020-10-11 20:45:22

Dear Susan, Gavin and Austin...Words fall short of expressing our deep sorrow for your loss, but please know that as we honor Eric's memory, we are asking God to bless you with comfort, strength, and courage as you face the days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and may you be comforted with the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Steve Horvath 2020-10-11 21:46:54

I’ll forever have Eric’s smile with me. One of a kind and toast of the town. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Francesca and Frank Giacobbe 2020-10-11 22:23:47

Sue, Frankie and I are so sorry . Although we didn’t see Eric much, he always had a way to infect people with laughter and kindness. He will truly be missed.. we are sending many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time .

Randy and Renata Yuill 2020-10-11 22:32:24

The memory of Eric will never fade. He made us laugh, like his late mother, all the time. Our sincere sympathy to Susan, Austin and Gavin, and to the extended family at this very trying time. May his legacy continue to live in you.

Olga Vidmar 2020-10-11 22:37:06

I always admired his zest for life. I will remember him fondly. Susan and the boys are in my thoughts and heart.

Luis Varela 2020-10-11 22:56:59

My deepest condolences to the Luna family. Take pease in the time God gave you to make and share beautiful memories for those will live in your hearts forever.

Diane and John Quaadman 2020-10-12 01:11:20

Dear Sue, Austin and Gavin, We miss Eric. A great husband and father. We celebrate the life he led. Sending our condolences.

Alfredo Donayre y Luna 2020-10-12 09:05:15

My condolences during this difficult period. God bless you Eric.

Donna and Rick Ryding 2020-10-12 09:57:49

Dear Susie, there are no words of comfort we could offer to take away the pain you, Gavin and Austin are feeling. We won't share the usual platitudes said when someone we love dies. We can only tell you we enjoyed times spent with you, Eric and the boys. There weren't enough of them but you always make us feel like family. We are here if you need us for anything. Eric and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. May God's loving arms surround you.

Frank Griseta 2020-10-12 12:38:41

My sincerest condolences to the entire Luna family. Eric and I attended grammar and high school together. Always a fun guy to be around and he will be missed. Eric God Speed my friend and until we meet again.

Dino Gritzalis 2020-10-12 15:08:44

Dear Susan, Gavin, and Austin, I’m so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Eric was a great man, and I feel lucky to have know him and to call him a friend. He was always the life of the party, and just so fun to be around. There was never a time that he didn’t make me gut laugh for hours. So many great memories with you Eric, and I will never forget you. If you believe in Heaven as I do, I can promise you this...this man will make it that much better for everyone around him. He was a rare soul. I love you and will miss you buddy, but will never forget you, Dino

Todd Sietmann 2020-10-12 20:02:06

Much love to Sue, Austin,Gavin and the Luna family. Eric...God Bless and Rest In Peace, Love you man!!!

Marissa Begun 2020-10-12 20:33:55

Sue, Austin and Gavin- I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and huge hugs being sent. -The Begun Family

Carmen DiSilvestro 2020-10-12 21:32:17

Eric put a huge smile on every face he came across and he was one of the most generous people I have ever met. Eric, you will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Alan & Bernadette Moran 2020-10-13 05:01:49

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Eric's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his immediate and extended family, his many friends and indeed all those who had the pleasure of knowing this fine man and will miss him in their lives. We will always remember meeting him in Chicago, especially our fun days in Six Flags, where our own boys were blown away at his fun and positive attitude, living life to the max. Rest in peace Eric and may God comfort those who mourn your passing.

Olga Vidmar 2020-10-13 07:31:15

I always admired his zest for life. I will remember him fondly. Susan and the boys are in my thoughts and heart.

Rob Todd 2020-10-13 09:03:02

I had the pleasure to work with Eric these last few years. Always with a positive attitude and willingness to help. He will be missed! Keeping the family in our prayers.

Kenny Lewandowski 2020-10-13 10:58:25

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eric was a very professional Sales Engineer who I looked up to, and he helped show me by example how to improve myself professionally in Sales. I will always remember his voice and how Eric always knew just what to say. Eric will be in my heart.

Michelle & John Benter 2020-10-13 11:06:57

Eric was a breath of fresh air to the CDW Family. Always had a smile, always willing to help. He will be missed greatly! We are all so blessed to have known him.

April Perez 2020-10-13 11:10:01

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Eric for years, he was a great guy. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Helen Esin 2020-10-13 11:16:36

My sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Luna family. I worked with Eric for many years at ASAP Software and he will be remembered as a great coworker and friend, always with a huge smile on his face. No words can describe your loss...

Kenny Lewandowski 2020-10-13 11:30:25

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eric was a very professional Sales Engineer who I looked up to, and he helped show me by example how to improve myself professionally in Sales. I will always remember his voice and how Eric always knew just what to say. Eric will be in my heart.

Josef Martinez 2020-10-13 12:08:38

Eric was the most caring soul I have met in a long time. From our first day at CDW, we shared great times, laughs, and the occasional bumps in the road that are common to new roles... And we always worked through them in strong collaboration, uplifted by his great sense of humor. Eric always spoke highly of his family, and was quick to share about his passions and life experiences. Eric was the real deal. He always figured out a way how to turn challenges into positives. You will be missed mi amigo

Natalia Palazzolo 2020-10-13 13:44:34

My sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Luna family. I had the great pleasure of working with Eric at ASAP Software for over 8 years. He always had a smile on his face and a minute to spare just to chat and see how you were doing. He was such a caring, loving soul. God Bless and rest in peace.

Karyl Gross 2020-10-13 13:49:38

I am so sorry to hear of Eric's passing. I worked with him for years, he was such a great person to be around, always smiling and laughing. My deepest sympathies to his family

Mark O'Loughlin 2020-10-13 15:30:55

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Eric for many years, and aside from being an excellent co-worker, he was an amazing person with a great attitude and wonderful personality...never failed to bring a smile to my face when we chatted.

Suzanne Mersch 2020-10-13 16:36:30

Heartfelt condolences to his family. I remember Eric for his HUGE never ending smile. What an amazing can-do attitude! The world has lost an great man.

James Schmidt 2020-10-13 20:41:47

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Eric. We worked together at ASAP and Eric was one of the most positive, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Pamela Carlon 2020-10-13 22:19:17

I am so sorry for your loss. Eric and I worked together at CDW on many projects and he was always so helpful. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers

Karyn J Vidal & Vinny Amato 2020-10-14 09:39:15

We send our heartfelt condolences to you and you're family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. With much love.

Lisa Martin 2020-10-14 10:12:21

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Eric at ASAP software. The most positive attitude, kind and helpful co-worker. I will keep you all in my prayers. RIP Eric

Kristen Gutierrez 2020-10-14 18:51:50

My love and prayers go out to Susan, Austin, and Gavin. I am here to support you in every way. I will miss Eric; I know he is with his Mom running around making everyone laugh. Much Love- Kristen

Kristen Gutierrez 2020-10-14 22:57:22

My love and prayers go out to Susan, Austin, and Gavin. I am here to support you in every way. I will miss Eric; I know he is with his Mom running around making everyone laugh. Much Love- Kristen

James Schmidt 2020-10-15 10:53:25

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Eric. We worked together at ASAP and Eric was one of the most positive, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

James Schmidt 2020-10-15 11:01:03

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Eric. We worked together at ASAP and Eric was one of the most positive, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Mike Brabeck 2020-10-15 11:05:26

My most sincere condolences to Eric's family. I had the pleasure of working with Eric while he was at ASAP Software and Dell. He was always friendly, positive, and just a great person all around. Let all of the fond memories of Eric be your comfort.

James Schmidt 2020-10-15 11:05:58

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Eric. We worked together at ASAP and Eric was one of the most positive, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Joseph Greco 2020-10-15 14:23:15

Susan, my most sincere condolences to you and your family. My memories of Eric will always put a smile on my face, and he will be remembered fondly. My best wishes to you during this difficult time. Joey Greco

Roz Strapko 2020-10-15 16:55:06

Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Erik were blessed to find each other and create a beautiful life together. I never had the pleasure of meeting Erik, but I knew how amazing he was by the way you spoke of him. After reading so many wonderful comments, it seems like Eric what is the life of the party. But you’re not alone, he left two amazing young man to be by your side. Please let me know if you need anything. Love you ❤️

Vicky Mandarino 2020-10-15 19:18:43

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.

James Schmidt 2020-10-18 18:22:26

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Eric. We worked together at ASAP and Eric was one of the most positive, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.