Peter Paul Erich

  • Born: April 8, 1932
  • Died: August 10, 2020
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Peter Paul Erich, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Elizabeth Erich entered into eternal rest Monday, August 10, 2020.

Peter was born April 8, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. He served in the United States Army Intelligence Corps. and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. With his degree and cabinet making background he worked as a Production Engineer and Plant Manager at several furniture manufacturing facilities around the country. Peter started several businesses during the second phase of his career; Custom Cabinetry, Prewi Diamond Tooling, and finally Erich Engineering, a consulting firm where he worked with furniture producers and designers in the industry. He was a lifetime member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Forest Products Society. At heart, Pete was a proud cabinetmaker and woodworker. Peter was a long time member of the Charleston Yacht Club, Hobcaw Yacht Club and German Friendly Society. As an avid sailor he participated in many regattas over the years, not always placing but always enjoying the wind, water, and camaraderie of his fellow sailors. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren, making them all feel like each one was his favorite. He and Elizabeth loved spending time together, traveling, making each other laugh, and often finding just the right place to dance along the way. They loved to dance and made it seem effortless.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Heywood-Erich of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, Dr. Mark Erich (Debbie) of McClellanville, SC; daughter, Lisa Nuzum (Stan) of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren, Nicole Erich, Kirsten Erich, Irene Erich, Rachael Nuzum Maszk (Wesley) and Erich Nuzum. He was preceded in death by his parents Hans Schelansky and Elisabeth Schubert Schelansky; his sister, Vera Maria Schelansky; and his first wife, Carol Burke Erich.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Elizabeth,

I am so sorry to learn of Peter's passing. He was such a sweet (and funny) man. I will never forget how Peter and my 18 month old granddaughter connected with each other across the room at HYC.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.


Posted by Madelyn Osborn - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   August 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathies my dear cousin Elizabeth, on the loss of you beloved husband. Much love and prayer for you and the family wing your way from Australia. Blessings Douglas & Gloria.

Posted by Gloria Robertson - Widgee, Queensland, Australi - Family   August 15, 2020

Liz, it breaks my heart to know Peter is gone. I have such fond memories of you and him on your honeymoon with us. Bob thought so much of Peter also. I know your heart must be breaking. I am only a few miles from you, And if There is anything I can do, please let me know. I'm only a phone call away, and I'd love to see you. My condolences to the rest of his family also. I didn't get to meet them, but my dear friend, don't forget I'm here for you.

Posted by Jenny Locklair - Summerton, SC - Friend   August 14, 2020

Sending my sympathies and condolences to Peter's spouse ( my Aunt Elizabeth) and family. Peter was a kind and humorous man whom I liked very much. I know you are bereft. Sending love and prayers for your loss. Stephanie Miller Rosenfeld

Posted by Stephanie Rosenfeld - Farmers Branch, TX - Family   August 14, 2020

To both Lisa and Mark, So sorry for the loss of your dad and a great, boss, mentor and man. Very intelligent but yet down to earth. I worked for him at Textone for quite a few years. I remember you and Mark stopping by. He was always so glad to see You. Cherish your wonderful memories of your dad. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Brenda L Veronee

Posted by Brenda Veronee - coworker   August 14, 2020

Dear Cousins Mark, Lisa and family -
Please know of my prayers for you as you mourn the passing of your dear dad (and my Uncle). Uncle Peter will be missed by many, I have no doubt - I have fond memories of you and your folks, and the visits we had as kids. I have pictures of your parents taken the last time they visited us in Indianapolis - some years before your mother died. I was just about to enter the seminary, so it was in 1990. I will remember your dad in my Masses, as I remember your mother too. May he rest secure in the love of God and in the peace of Christ.

your cousin Tim (Fr. Adrian) Burke

Posted by Adrian (Tim) Burke - St. Meinrad, IN   August 13, 2020

Mark, Lisa and family,
We are saddened to learn of the passing of your father. May you find comfort in the love and support you receive from family and friends. He will stay alive in all of you through your wonderful memories. May God bless each of you with his loving arms.
Many loving hugs and our sympathy to you,
Darby and Gary Brass

Posted by Darby - Friend   August 13, 2020

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