In Memory

Eric Fiscus

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06/22/12 01:55 PM #1    

Jeffrey Johnson

Eric Fiscus: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record


Name: Eric Fiscus
State of Issue: Illinois
Date of Birth: Monday October 06, 1947
Date of Death: February 1982
Est. Age at Death: 34 years, 4 months
Location of Last Benefit Paid:
  City: Guthrie
  County: Logan
  State: Oklahoma
  ZIP Code:


09/03/14 09:51 AM #2    

Deanna Rohrbach (Rossow)

What I remember most about Eric is his singing. There was our Hootenany group that sang together occasionally, and it was so much fun! My favorite was singing Peter, Paul & Mary songs with Eric and Doug Jones. A part of my heart misses them. They were good friends to have.


09/04/14 10:37 AM #3    

Pierce Myers

I miss Doug and Eric everytime I pick up my guitar or banjo (which is almost every day).  Years ago my family converted our 1965 vanity record to disk and I now have the songs on my iTunes if anyone would like them. Craig Otis made the original tape which had one side from live performances and the other from the "studio."  Eric's voice is just wonderful. And Doug was a great musician.  I am forever thankful for the many hours and sleep over nights we had working on that music and the thrill of playing with those two in a packed MHS auditorium.  Oh, and accompanying Deanna and Steph on Fenario ala Joan Baez. The nights in that little coffee house (I forget the name) after baasketbll gams were a kick too. 

The last time I saw Doug was over coffee at the airport Howard Johnson's. He wanted to try and organize some type of folk revival program, but we never got it going.  Eric and I talked by phone unitl the mid '70s.  He was working the night shift at a hotel desk in OK.  I never met his wife or son. 

Maybe we can organize a hootenanny for the next reunion.  There were other better guitar players in our class. Doug Petersen comes to mind.


09/05/14 01:28 PM #4    

Linda Norlen

I can still hear Eric’s voice, both his speaking voice and singing voice…


And he was a wonderful friend. Even though he wasn’t my boyfriend (and his first choice of date to the Senior Ball was someone who wasn’t available), he not only graciously invited me to go with him, but did so in a very creative and fun way. He gave me an envelope the size of a normal card, but when I opened it up, and opened it again, and again, it turned into an elaborate poster-sized hand-made invitation. 


He had a great sense of humor and we teased each other a lot. When several of us chose to go to Michigan State University after high school, he had said he would be going there, too, and I was very happy about that. Later, after he decided to go to Oral Roberts University instead, we still exchanged some letters (and when I was helping my mother empty out her house to sell six months ago, I found a mock “survey” I had written to quiz him about his experiences at ORU and his very funny reply)… I think I saw him only once after that…


My overall memory of Eric is that he was smart yet extremely sweet. I feel sorry that I lost touch with him, and I still feel very sad about his death.

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