June 17, 1991 ~ May 12, 2019

Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado

Erik Ezra Haslem, age 27, died in Lakewood, Colorado on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Erik suffered severe brain injuries and a severed spinal cord as a result of a traffic accident.

Erik was born on June 17, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013, he moved to Golden, Colorado. Erik began his own business in 2017, Mountain’s Wax Limited, which specialized in professional ski and snowboard wax and tuning services.

Erik enjoyed the outdoors, especially the Colorado mountains. He had many interests including: motorcycle riding and racing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and (most recently) playing the cello.

Erik is survived by his parents, William and Jane, his sisters, Lauren Ruhrold (Nick) and Rachel, his grandparents, Norb and Pat Bruns and William Sr. and Deanna Haslem, as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held in Lakewood, Colorado at 4:30pm on Wednesday, May 15 at Addenbrooke Park (600 South Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226). The funeral will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, May 24.

In lieu of flowers, please help us express gratitude to Erik’s amazing and compassionate caregivers by making a contribution to the Trauma Services team of St. Anthony Hospital.  Gifts may be accepted through the St. Anthony Health Foundation website or checks may be mailed to St. Anthony Health Foundation, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood CO 80228.  The Foundation is grateful for gifts of any size and they will ensure that any gifts impact the Trauma Services program.

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Memorial Service: May 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Addenbrooke Park
600 South Kipling Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226


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  1. Our thoughts are with the Haslem family during this difficult time. We didn’t know Eric for very long, but his sense of humor and personality was enjoyed by all in the Launch! program. R.I.P. Eric – you are missed.

  2. Sending peace and blessings to Eric’s family, friends and loved ones. Although I knew him only briefly during our interaction in the Launch! program through the JeffCo Business Resource Center, I was impressed by his wit, charisma and intelligence. May you be comforted and held by his spirit in the arms of your community.

  3. We are so very sorry for your incredible loss. My sister, Julie, has kept us informed, and we send our deepest sympathy. May your wonderful memories of Erik help during this very difficult time. May God bless you all always.

  4. My love, prayers and support for you simply cannot be put into words. The feelings I am feeling are nothing compared to what you have. The couple of times I was blessed to meet Erik at family parties, definitely left an impression upon me. He was a very charismatic, charming, handsome, sweet soul that lit up the room without effort. I feel truly blessed you got to share him with my family. Thank you for that.

  5. I knew Erik from work in Denver at CFP. He was simply Awesome. He was energetic, a maverick and had a great entrepreneurial spirit. He loved to share his music at work, taking special requests – making the work day more fun. He had a great sense of humor and loved his Pumpkin Spice Lattes. He will be truly missed, but his bright light will shine on in our hearts.


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