Eric Richard Fling
January 4, 1975 – September 29, 2021
Fling, Eric Richard, 46 years young, of Denver, passed away on September 29th, 2021.
Survived by the love of his life, wife Aurelia, and light of his life daughter, Micayla; parents Richard and Diane Fling (Denver), brother Steven Fling (Holly); Nephews Jared Fling (Aurora) and Tyler Moffat (Aurora); Niece Gabriella Fling (Aurora); Grandmother Rita Fling (Frederick); Numerous Aunts and Uncles and Cousins, Mother-in-law Grace Pacheco (Denver); Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law and children.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandfather Gene Fling and maternal grandparents, James and Shari Benedict, Uncle Mike Fling and Aunt Cheri Fling.
A graduate of George Washington High School in Denver, class of 1993, Eric continued to follow the athletics and sported the colors of the green and white Patriots.
Throughout his youth he earned his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Eric participated in youth groups through Salem United Church of Christ and The Kirk of Bonnie Brae.
He achieved his Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Business Administration/Management and Marketing/Public Relations at the University of Denver. He continued to follow the DU Pioneers athletics and enjoyed many, many friendships made through his attendance as a student and as he continued to be part of DU events and organizations.
Eric married his high school sweetheart and made a beautiful home and family with Aurelia and his beloved daughter, Micayla in Denver.
While he said he ‘bled green and white’ he donned the purple and white for South High School to support the athletic endeavors and academic achievements of his beautiful daughter, Micayla.
Over his career he made his mark in various companies, from United Artists, United Airlines, PepsiCo, Vitamin Water, Coca-Cola, Activate, Purity Organic, BulletProof Coffee and Body Armor.
“Hi, I’m Eric” was a constant introduction as he greeted strangers who then became lifelong friends, spanning the years and the globe.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at First Plymouth Church located at 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO 80113. Masks are required for the service.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerhampdenmortuary.com for the Fling family.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Eric Richard Fling
October 14, 2021
My love and thoughts go out to all of Eric's family and friends. We lost a beautifully positive light- he was someone who made everyone he met feel as if they were the most important person in the world. I will miss you, my old friend.
October 13, 2021
I had the blessing of working alongside Eric at Purity Organic. He was always friendly, calm, level headed, and a leader and role model that others looked up to. Even when times were stressful, Eric stayed collected and led the way for us.
He loved his daughter dearly and always talked about her athletic involvement. He loved his job but always told me that if there were one thing he could change about it, it would be to travel less so he could be with his daughter more, and to be at all her games.
One memory that stands out is when we went out to a company dinner in San Francisco. As we sat down and placed our orders, we received an abrupt call from the VP of Sales that we would not be allowed to eat at Boudin Bakery due to it being out of budget. Employees were upset, some got up and left, others were even in tears. But I’ll never forget during that awkward moment, Eric took charge and somehow managed to calm everyone down, found a different place for us to eat , and cheered everyone up in the process. He just had that calming energy to him that everything was going to be alright, even when others around him were frazzled.
He was one of my favorite people to work with and will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to his family—Eric was a special man and his memory will be a blessing.
October 11, 2021
When I was little, Eric would call me on Christmas Eve pretending to be Santa. Oh how I wish he could do that for Beau and Whitley. I love you cuz. Missing you every day.
October 7, 2021
Aurelia and Macayla we are so heartbroken for your family! May Eric Rest In Peace . He truly had a bright light within him and it shined on everyone he came in contact with. Love for his family was the most beautiful thing he showed always. All of us felt special to your family, He had that gift! We are ALL better from knowing him.
We are so so sorry and please know our family is praying for yours.
The Makowski family