In memory of
Eric E.C. Gass
In memory of
Eric E.C. Gass
Eric Edward Charles Gass, 36, died unexpectedly on January 17, 2021. He was born December 29, 1984 to Paul Gass and Lori (Sicard/Gass) Mumblo at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and lived in Greenfield his entire life. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 2003, Greenfield Community College in 2005, and the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor's Business Degree in 2007. He participated as a talented team member in Pop Warner football, baseball until the age of 15, and ice hockey throughout his academic years. Although his death was untimely, Eric loved life, and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was driven by his goals, and fueled by passion for those he loved, especially his family, and his innate desire to experience all that life offered. Eric began to take pleasure in our natural world at the young age of 3 years, when he developed a fanatical interest in fishing. As he grew, Eric learned to appreciate domestic and wildlife animals, was curious about the great outdoors, and fostered a keen sense of adventure and a love of sports. Eric remained deeply connected to these interests throughout his life, and many of them became his livelihood focus in later years. After graduating from college, Eric pursued his entrepreneurial aspirations, and developed a successful business, "GS Outfitting", a guided tour service for fishing and hunting adventures. He was a renaissance man, and a quick learner who invested himself fully in any new perspectives. While operating his guided tour business, Eric also became a skilled builder and tax accountant. Over the past few years, he was a hunting guide for month-long horseback excursions in the Saw Tooth Mountains of Idaho. Last year Eric spent a month on his own in those mountains hunting elk. He successfully completed that mission by shooting a trophy elk and carrying it out on his back, in the wilderness over a 24 hour period without rest. He was an avid tuna fisherman, and recently Eric was learning to become a small plane pilot. He especially enjoyed time spent with family at his grandparents' camp at Lake Wyola every summer. Eric will be remembered by his loved ones for his enthusiasm and zest for life, his good heart and genuine concern for and willingness to help others. He leaves behind a scorecard filled with those who love him and who will hold him dearly in our hearts, including: his parents, Paul of Greenfield, Lori of Pittsfield, stepmother Debra Gass of Bernardston, stepfather Nathan Mumblo of Sunderland, grandfather Edward Gass of South Deerfield, sister Melissa (Jason) Moon of Westfield, brothers Zachary Wysocki of Los Angeles and Dustin Gass of Greenfield, niece Ayanna and nephew Joshua, several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his beloved dog Bailey. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted sometime in the spring at the discretion of his family. Memorial contributions in his honor can be donated to: Dakin Animal Shelter, www.dakinhumane.org . Arrangements are under the direction of Wrisley Funeral Home of South Deerfield. Expressions of sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com .
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South Deerfield, MA 01373
In memory of
Eric E.C. Gass
Eric Edward Charles Gass, 36, died unexpectedly on January 17, 2021. He was born December 29, 1984 to Paul Gass and Lori (Sicard/Gass) Mumblo at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and lived in Greenfield his entire life. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 2003, Greenfield Community College in 2005, and the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor's Business Degree in 2007. He participated as a talented team member in Pop Warner football, baseball until the age of 15, and ice hockey throughout his academic years. Although his death was untimely, Eric loved life, and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was driven by his goals, and fueled by passion for those he loved, especially his family, and his innate desire to experience all that life offered. Eric began to take pleasure in our natural world at the young age of 3 years, when he developed a fanatical interest in fishing. As he grew, Eric learned to appreciate domestic and wildlife animals, was curious about the great outdoors, and fostered a keen sense of adventure and a love of sports. Eric remained deeply connected to these interests throughout his life, and many of them became his livelihood focus in later years. After graduating from college, Eric pursued his entrepreneurial aspirations, and developed a successful business, "GS Outfitting", a guided tour service for fishing and hunting adventures. He was a renaissance man, and a quick learner who invested himself fully in any new perspectives. While operating his guided tour business, Eric also became a skilled builder and tax accountant. Over the past few years, he was a hunting guide for month-long horseback excursions in the Saw Tooth Mountains of Idaho. Last year Eric spent a month on his own in those mountains hunting elk. He successfully completed that mission by shooting a trophy elk and carrying it out on his back, in the wilderness over a 24 hour period without rest. He was an avid tuna fisherman, and recently Eric was learning to become a small plane pilot. He especially enjoyed time spent with family at his grandparents' camp at Lake Wyola every summer. Eric will be remembered by his loved ones for his enthusiasm and zest for life, his good heart and genuine concern for and willingness to help others. He leaves behind a scorecard filled with those who love him and who will hold him dearly in our hearts, including: his parents, Paul of Greenfield, Lori of Pittsfield, stepmother Debra Gass of Bernardston, stepfather Nathan Mumblo of Sunderland, grandfather Edward Gass of South Deerfield, sister Melissa (Jason) Moon of Westfield, brothers Zachary Wysocki of Los Angeles and Dustin Gass of Greenfield, niece Ayanna and nephew Joshua, several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his beloved dog Bailey. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted sometime in the spring at the discretion of his family. Memorial contributions in his honor can be donated to: Dakin Animal Shelter, www.dakinhumane.org . Arrangements are under the direction of Wrisley Funeral Home of South Deerfield. Expressions of sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com .
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