Remembrances

PFLA is composed of a diverse membership -- those who have been with us throughout their lifetime and those who have just joined. Every one of these individuals brings a unique perspective and contribution to our community and every one is sorely missed when they have passed on. We honor some of them here.

Robert “Robin” Ehrig 

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Robert “Robin” Ehrig of the Whispering Pines membership passed away on August  17, 2021. The following was submitted by Don and Pat (Magill) Gauger:

 

Our family has known the Ehrigs since John and Betty Ehrig purchased Whispering

Pines from our relatives Oscar and Alva Allebach Bernd. John and Betty and their sons Robin and Peter, enjoyed their summer cottage for a very long time together. Robin served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, then earned several college degrees.

 

Robin spent every summer at Paradise Falls where he loved to fly fish in the Paradise Stream and the Dream Mile on the Tobyhanna Creek. Not surprisingly, Robin was an avid supporter of Trout Unlimited.

Dawn was probably Robin’s favorite time to fish; our family would often wake up to find freshly caught and cleaned trout, wrapped in newspaper, waiting for us on our porch, thanks to our neighbor Robin. (Whispering Pines is across the street from our family’s cottage, Woodland Echoes).

 

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Alan  Johnson

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Alan Johnson generously ran a free fly-fishing tutorial from his PFLA home. The following was submitted by Don and Pat (Magill) Gauger:

 

This photo of Alan brought back good memories of that 25th day in May 2019. After a brief introduction, we went outside and the lessons became practical. With Alan’s help, our cousin, retired music teacher Phil Gross, went first and was soon dry-casting nicely. Everyone got their chance and almost all were proficient casters within the hour.

 

Alan’s generosity, patient teaching skills and fascinating stories made for a fun and valuable and special day for us all. Afterwards, when Alan learned Phil was proficient in playing Native American flutes, Alan invited him to try playing from his private collection. I suspect we all will long remember Alan’s master class. (Sadly, Alan passed away in March 2021.)