Dr. Edmund A. Eyerman

dr. edmund eyerman

June 29, 1942 ~ December 7, 2015

Obituary for Dr. Edmund A. Eyerman

Dr. Edmund A. Eyerman; father, husband, civic leader and healer extraordinaire passed away in the arms of his son and wife on December 7, 2015, at the age of 73.

With hands guided by knowledge and a bed side manner abundant in wit, he served his patients diligently in his chiropractic practice for over forty years. Those that entered his door found solace in his presence and relief from his touch; never did a person leave his service without being improved in both mind and heart. Dr. Ed possessed a true gift for his work, which elevated him beyond a doctor, but a true compassionate healer.

Eddie, a teacher himself, gave back to his alma mater by serving as a Trustee on the Ridgefield Board of Education for twenty five years, presiding as President for ten. He took great pride in the friends he made, the faculty he supported and the programs he fostered. Of his achievements, Eddie was instrumental in creating a specialized, award winning magnet school program to serve students with special needs and was a "chief architect" in bringing an abandoned music program back to the children of Ridgefield. Eddie was a charitable man, a helper, and devoted servant who impacted his community for the better yesterday, today and continuing into the future.

Dianne, his wife of 44 years, was his partner in every venture and dream. Dianne was at his side for the tapestry of events that culminated in the wondrous life that they worked so hard to build and most thoroughly enjoyed. With her, Eddie had the distinct pleasure to leave this world knowing that he was truly loved.

Eddie was a man of passion always celebrating the wonders of life, sharing laughter with his family and dearest friends. This was a quality he passed onto his children, who he adored and loved with all his heart. Fatherhood to him was never a responsibility but a vocation embraced. He instilled in his sons and daughter a fantastic sense of wonder of what life has to offer and encouraged them to always follow their dreams. A lifelong musician, Eddie imparted his love of music in his children by listening to and jamming with his kids. Yet, any description of his happiness would be amiss without including Disney World, the place he could relax in bliss while watching his children at play. Eddie knew true delight in the moments spent with his family, leaving adventures too numerous to list and memories too joyous to describe. To his children he was not only a father but the man that showed them the world.

To say that Eddie is survived by his beloved family lessens the extent to which their lives will be the perpetual memorial to the gifts he bestowed. His beloved wife Dianne (nee Decker), their loving children Lee Eyerman Esq. of Boise, ID, Dr. Luke Eyerman with his wife Wendy Eyerman (nee Forshay) of Leonia, NJ, Brian Eyerman, Esq. with his wife Kara Eyerman, Esq. (nee Kaczynski) of Maywood, NJ, and Kelly Eyerman Morris with her husband Thomas Vincent Morris III of Saddle River, NJ and his dearest grandchildren, Alexandra, Anastasia, and Emily Eyerman and Thomas and John Edmund Morris remain grateful to a man that spared nothing to see them smile.

His cherished siblings Melody Eyerman with her husband Joseph Fiscella, Priscilla Finster, and Scott Eyerman and his brother in law Richard Decker and sister in law’s Angela Decker and Kathy Decker join in the grief of losing someone so loving, kind and giving. He leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Eddie joins now his brother Gerald Eyerman and brother in law James Finster who predeceased him.

Visitation will be held at the Frank Patti Funeral Home on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to celebrate the love, generosity, and zest for life that he shared with us. Join us not in whispers, but in remembrance of a man who deserves to enter heaven with the words and sounds of those he touched and those who touched him.Visiting will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Frank Patti Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:00 AM to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew's RC Church, 555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Funeral Service: December 12, 2015 10:00 am

St. Matthew´s R C Church
555 Prospect Avenue
Rdigefield, NJ 07657

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 11, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Doctor Ed was a true healer that cared about his patients. He always made me laugh. He also cherished and spoke about his family often. So proud he was of each and every one of his children. He was also lucky to have a great partner in Diane, and he knew that.

    He will be missed. The memories and the good times, will get the family through the days ahead.

    God Bless You Doctor Ed. We miss you already

  2. Dear Dianne we were shocked to hear about Dr Eddie. He was truly one of the nicest guys I ever knew. Though I hadn't seen him in years I always thought the best of him. For so many years he fixed my messed up back, genuinely showed interest in my life and gave freely of himself. He even adjusted our dog Dacey at one point.

    Someone as special as he was will surely be missed by you all as a family, and he will be missed by the community too.

    We're sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

    Gretchen Studier, Albert Tarzia, and Lydia

  3. My condolences to the family. Dr. Eyerman was a very loving and caring man. Many years ago i was going threw some trying times and when i went to see him he opened his heart without hestitation. Iam truly saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. God truly has an angel by his side. R.I.P Dr.Eyerman.. Hugs to all family members.

  4. Dear Eyerman Family –
    I grew up with the Eyerman's right around the corner from me in Ridgefield. Dr. Eyerman was one of a kind. He was a doctor who spent time with each of his patients and cared for them all deeply. We had many conversations about Disney World which I will never forget. To this day, I still regret not buying the time share that he told me to purchase so long ago. I am deeply saddened by his passing and words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for the entire Eyerman family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and you find comfort in the memories of the life that you shared with Dr. Eyerman.

    Kara Corlett Covello
    Emerson, NJ

  5. Dear Dianne, Lee, Luke, Brian, Kelly and families,

    What a beautiful tribute to Doc. It described him to a T! I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of working side by side with him for 8 years and witness his power of healing and the love he had for his patients and of you all. He loved you Dianne and your children so much. He knew me since I was born since he went to school and was friends with my sister. I loved him at the young age of four when he was the star of the minstrel shows in the CYO. I also remember him at parties at my house where he would pick me up in his arms and twirl me around in the air! I hope all of your wonderful memories console you during this difficult time.

    Love, Karen and Bob

  6. Scott & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathy,

    The Driver Family

  7. Dear Diane and family,

    Ed meant a lot to me in my life and I will always cherish our memories forever. He was a positive influence to me always possessing a positive attitude and was a great family man. I remember Ed helping me with his thoughts writing a college term paper at your place while
    you were attending to your children when they were young. I will miss Ed and may he RIP.

  8. Our deepest sympathies are with Ed's family. We started out as Ed's patients about 20 years ago, but, considered him a friend who was always there for us. His personality, friendliness and true compassion for everyone he met have made a lasting impression on us. Ed was intelligent and caring. He will be missed by so many people. He was a bright light at a dark time and always gave all he had to lead people in the right direction. God Bless him and all who loved him. He will be missed.

  9. I'm truly in shocked ….. Dr. Eyerman hand Magical Hands and was such an amazing Guy. My Condolences to the entire Eyerman Family especially to my good friend and Dr Luke Eyerman. My prayers will be with you and your family . I'm so sorry for your loss , again I'm truly in shock . May He Rest in Peace

  10. May I honor Eddie by lighting a candle to illuminate his way to the Heavenly Gates, where the angelic arms await him. He will be missed.

  11. To Dianne and family,
    I was very saddened to read of Dr. Eyerman's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. May he rest in peace.

  12. Please accept my deepest condolences for Ed's passing. You are a wonderful family and I am glad to have so many childhood memories with you. Ed was a doll – one of the most magnetic men I have ever met. I am blessed to have known him. I will keep you all in the warmest of thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.

  13. John and I offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father. Ed was truly a magnificent human being, touching all those who had the good fortune to know him. He was instrumental in our lives in many ways. We will miss him dearly and always remember him. How successful a man is can be measured by how many lives he touched; Doc touched so many that his success is beyond measure.
    John and Lorraine Ferrante and family

  14. I offer my sincerest sympathies to the family of Dr. Ed. I met Dr. Eyerman way back in '75-76 as a patient in his office on Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. His warm, infectious smile and wonderful humor instantly brought comfort to an otherwise ailing young man. Over the years I got to know more and more about Dr. Ed; his family, passions and, of course, the newest joke! He always had that ability to instantly put one at ease, which is half the battle in helping someone there to see him. The world will miss Dr. Ed Eyerman, albeit not as much as his families and friends! Tight sails and smooth seas Doctor, your services are needed elsewhere!!

  15. Went to Chiropractic school with Ed. Although we did not see each other for decades it was a shock when I learned of his passing. Ed was a great guy and I am sure a fantastic D.C. and family man.

  16. Eddy was my only father figure my whole life, I spent summers there with him and I honestly still and will always miss him. I just hope that one day I will be able to tell my future kids what a cool guy he really was. sitting at the office with him while he worked and I just played games in the back room, or how I would play on the yoga balls when the rehab room wasn't in use.How he loved to swim with my sister and I, we would always would drink a diet coke after and he'd put on the movie parent trap. We'd sneak into the kitchen late at night as well and have Oreo's and milk. Diane in the mornings would make us breakfast while we watched Disney. He'd play mini golf in the backyard and poker online while I laid on that giant stuffed alligator. I'll never forget how much he loved music though… I don't know it's all the little things you took for granted that you miss so much when they're actually gone that make you miss them even more. Eddy to me was my dad an I will forever love and miss him. R.I.P. I love you.

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