Eric Yaffee, 77, passed away on January 15, 2020. Eric was born on December 15, 1942, in Albany, NY to Morris and Mildred Yaffee. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University in 1965 and became a lifelong fan of the Orange. In 1971, he co-founded a practice with his childhood friend that would grow to become Einhorn Yaffee Prescott PC (EYP), an architectural and engineering firm with over 800 employees. Eric was very proud of the firm’s work on behalf of educational, corporate and government clients in the US and abroad and the numerous awards and recognition it received. He, in turn, was appreciated for his business acumen, sincerity and dry sense of humor (by those who understood it). Outside the office, he enjoyed boating, skiing and family time. Eric is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, children Mara (Neil), Karyn (Howard) and Jed, and grandchildren Zoe, Jack, Luke and Remy. He also is predeceased by his sister Linda Brown. The family would like to thank his wonderful doctors and aides.
Services will be held at 11am on Sunday, January 19, at Congregation Beth Emeth at 100 Academy Road in Albany. Internment will follow at the Beth Emeth Cemetery in Loudonville. There then will be a period of mourning at the Yaffee residence. Those wishing to honor Eric’s memory are asked to make a donation to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, 110 East 42 Street, 16th Fl, NY, NY 10017 or Congregation Beth Emeth.
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