It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
announces the passing of

Eric Lahiff

Age 53, passed away on December 29, 2023

On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy Eric's family members.

Eric was born on February 15, 1970, to Terry and Rose Lahiff, in Dearborn, Michigan. His school years were mostly spent in West Bloomfield, as well as attending Northwestern Military Academy where he was recognized for exemplary performance of duties and academic achievement.

Eric attended Oakland Community College where he took courses in Robotics, Hydraulics and Microprocess. He worked a variety of jobs, most notably in the family tradition of being employed with Ford Motor Company.

Eric lived a life rich in knowledge, talents, interests, and experiences. He traveled extensively and immersed himself in a multitude of hobbies including woodworking, computers, and other electronics. He was known to use these skills often to happily assist friends and family when needed.

Eric was highly intelligent, a talented artist, and was passionate about great music and fantasy literature, as well as having an enthusiasm for games.

He loved game days with his mom and extended family.

Eric’s quick humor and wit, as well as his warmth and helpful nature, will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


He was a beloved son to his mother Rose, and a dear baby brother to Mark (Donna) Lahiff, and Terri Rowland. He will be remembered affectionately by his niece and nephews, who called him simply “Uncle.” He is also survived by many cousins, as well as close friends who came to regard him as family.


Visitation will be on January 3, 2024, Wednesday, from 5 PM to 9 PM in St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48128, with Dan Gark prayers at 7 PM.

The funeral service will be in the church on Thursday at 11 AM, with a visitation period starting at 10 AM.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church (click here to make an online donation).


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May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

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