In Memory

Eric Courtenay Pepys Jr - Class Of 1953

Eric Courtenay Pepys, 73, a resident of Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA, passed away Monday, Jan 19, 2009 of a heart attack. Eric was born January 10, 1936 in Los Angeles, Ca, to the parents of Eric and Mary Pepys. He was the oldest of six children: three brothers, Mark, Keith and Noel (deceased) and two sisters, Chris and Mary Noel. Eric grew up in San Marino and attended Pasadena schools. He was a graduate from Whittier College. He started as a C.P.A. at Arthur Young and then went on to work for Graphic Press where he met his future business partner. This was the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey when he co-founded The Dot Printer.

Eric was the consummate family man, survived by his wife, Shirley and their four beautiful grown children, Renee, Tiffany, Noel and Max, and six adorable grandchildren, Catherine, Courtenay, Duke, Macy, Reese and Jackson. He loved to organize family activities on the boat, on the golf course and Sunday dinners. He is what you could call a very involved Papa Eric. Nothing made Eric happier than spending time with his grandchildren. Eric was a member of Newport Harbor Yacht Club and he was a regular member of the Santa Ana Country Club where you could find him playing golf with his buddies. If Eric wasn't trying to lower his handicap on the golf course, he was spending time on his boat with his children and grandchildren, teaching them how to fish and his love of the sea. Nothing made Eric happier than having his family with him- it was the great love of life and family that will be most remembered. Both Eric and Shirley played key roles in the development of Orangewood Children's Foundation and Eric was especially fond of the Guardian Scholarship Program that helps foster children obtain continuing education.  Life is precious; hug the ones you love every chance you get. Eric did.