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Eric Diener

Since most of my client are spread out all over the US and Canada, I rarely have the opportunity to meet them in person. With sadness one of thew few that I do see, Eric Diener, passed away Dec. 29. I saw him a few weeks before to give him some plans. He was one of those I always enjoyed working with. His integrity was exceptional. He was honest, and built very high quality homes in the Asheville. He will be missed.

Below is his obituary.

Montgomery, Ala. – Eric Edwin Diener, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29th 2008 in Montgomery, AL.

Eric was born in Newport, RI and lived in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area for most of his life.

For the past four years he lived in Asheville with his wife and dogs.

Eric was a self-employed home builder, a passionate humanitarian and loving husband.

Deeply saddened by this loss are his wife Laura Dominkovic, his parents Thomas and Patricia (Pam) Diener of Brentwood, TN, his sister Erin Diener of Wilmington, NC, and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held January 11, 2009, at 1:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Weather permitting, his ashes will be spread in Graveyard Fields after the service (dress appropriately), followed by a reception at the home, 29 Spinet Street.

Memorials gifts may be donated to Save the Children (http://www.savethechildre

To donate to a specific country, call 1-800-7283848.

Eric was dedicated to supporting countries in critical need, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, Gaza strip, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Rest in peace, my love!

One Response to “Eric Diener”

  1. Erin Diener:

    Hi Rick –

    Thank your for your kind memorial to my brother, Eric. You are very right – Eric was a man of integrity, great intelligence, and one of those rare people to whom ‘going the extra mile’ was just part of doing a good job. The ‘Houston House’ that he built from your design was a prime example of his work ethic and the quality of his work – and I am so very glad you had the chance to work with him and get to know him over the past few years. My folks, Laura, and I miss him terribly, but to have a lasting reminder of him in the Houston House is quite a special gift.

    Thank you, Rick.