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“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...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Madelyn Osborn - Mount Pleasant, SC

“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...Read More »
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“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....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jenny Locklair - Summerton, SC

“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Rosenfeld - TX - Family

“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Veronee - coworker

“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...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Adrian (Tim) Burke - St. Meinrad, IN

“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...Read More »
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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.