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Renee Gutshall

Erik Gutshall

We've created this memorial to celebrate the life of Erik Gutshall, who left us too soon. We hope that you will share your stories, memories and photos of Erik. Your reflections will offer us great comfort as we continue to grieve this loss. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. --...  see more

OBITUARY
Erik Gutshall of Arlington, Virginia, passed away at home on April 16, 2020.  He was surrounded by his loving family following a brief but valiant battle with brain cancer. He was 49 years old, only days shy of his 50th birthday. The youngest son of Lotte and Dennis Gutshall, Erik was born on April 28, 1970, in Wiesbaden, Germany where his father, a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force was stationed.  As a child, Erik was...  see more
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  • Elisabeth Casey
    When we think of Erik, we remember how unbelievably kind and generous he was towards others. He was a happy, genuine, giving person and a wonderful friend. He loved his family more than anything in the world. We will miss him very much. Elisabeth,...  more
  • Elisabeth Casey
    Elisabeth Casey added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Erik Gutshall:
  • Jane Siegel
    I remember the first time I met Erik. It was during the summer of 2013 during our early days on Arlington’s Planning Commission. From that time until his untimely passing, I counted him a valued colleague, a friend and an ally in the effort to...  more
  • Elaine Kennedy
    Scott and I have settled far from family, but every November, we gather for "Friendsgiving" to share a meal and community. We meet again in the Gutschalls' driveway on Thanksgiving to make our way over to theTurkey Trot. These family...  more
  • Colleen Reed
    Clark and I got to know Renee and Erik in the late '90's when Clark worked with Renee at the EPA. It was so easy to love the Gutshalls, their wonderful hospitality, and having fun and stimulating conversations. We remember attending a poker fundraiser...  more
  • Tom Petty
    My condolences to the Gutshall family. Erik was a dear friend and really the best possible neighbor anyone could hope for. He was often the person I turned to advise me on a whole bunch of challenges that come up in life and his wisdom and his...  more
  • Benedetta Kissel
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  • Eve Koopmann Odar
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  • Eve Koopmann Odar
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  • Eve Koopmann Odar
    We had the pleasure of spending 15 years one house down from Erik and his family. We raised our kids side by side and spent many hours discussing everything from how our kids were doing, how society was changing, how Arlington was changing and the vision...  more
  • Jen Steele
    I was so proud to be related to Erik. I appreciated his commitment to understanding and documenting our family history. I am thankful that my daughter shares a given middle name with one of his and Renee’s, honouring our common relative. I so wished to...  more
  • Elenor Hodges
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  • Doorways for Women and Families
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  • Doorways for Women and Families
    On behalf of everyone at Doorways, we share our deepest condolences with Erik’s family, especially his wife, Renee, and their three children, and we offer our sincere gratitude for the tremendous, positive impact he made in Arlington and the lives of...  more