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Eric Bjerke 1959-2010

Eric passed away on July 29, 2010. See the link below.

Erik Matthew Gerard Bjerke passed away July 29, 2010 at his home in West Hollywood, California. His body will be cremated and his ashes distributed at a future date. At that time a private memorial for immediate family will be held.

Erik was born May 20, 1959 in Encino, California. He graduated from Reseda High School, then Occidental College. He spent five years working for Northwest Airlines as a Reservation Agent where he made many lifelong friends. It was
during this period in Erik’s life that he developed a love of worldwide travel. He went on to attend and later graduate from Pepperdine Law School with his Juris Doctorate. Erik was an active board member with the Los Angeles Superior Court’s child advocacy program. Through the years Erik became a devoted cat lover, most recently devoted to Samson and Virgil. Erik’s kindness, decency and good heart will be missed by many.

His family and friends will treasure the many moments of love and laughter they shared with Erik over the years.

Erik is survived by his mother, Peggy (McKay) Bjerke of Mesa, Arizona and his siblings:
Erin B Hines (John Hines) of Mesa, Arizona
Brigid A. Bjerke of Walnut, CA
Jeroy E. Bjerke Jr. (Charlene Simpson) of Redondo Beach, CA
Brian A. Bjerke (Laura Hooper Bjerke) of Sagle, Idaho
Thaddeus M. Bjerke (Hilda Siahou Bjerke) of Indio, CA
Patrick D. Bjerke (JoAnn Jewell Bjerke) of Napa, CA
Barat G. Bjerke of Hollywood, CA
And many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Erik is pre deceased by his father Jeroy E. Bjerke, Sr.