Dr. Eric J. Murawski

Dr. Eric J. Murawski, M.D., D.D.S. – 33 – formerly of Hornell, died unexpectedly in Cleveland, OH where he had resided for the past six months.

Born in Hornell on October 15, 1987, he was the son of John & Susan (Neiser) Murawski.

Eric grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 2006). In 2010, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Binghamton University. Eric graduated from the University at Buffalo where, in 2014, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He also completed medical school at the University at Buffalo and pursued postgraduate studies in oral surgery. For the past six months, he resided in Cleveland where he was completing a dental residency program.

Eric was a skilled woodworker, had a deep love for his two dogs and two cats, and enjoyed caring for his many bonsai trees. He enjoyed rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Buffalo Bills (NFL) and the Buffalo Sabres (NHL).

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald & Helen Neiser, and his paternal grandfather, John G. Murawski.

Surviving are his parents, John and Susan Murawski of Hornell; two sisters, Alison (Gabe) DiBerardinis of Jenkintown, PA, and Ashley (Peter) Berkes of Rochester, NY; his devoted partner of many years, Dr. Gretchen Galvin of Amherst, NY; paternal grandmother, Adeline Murawski of Exeter, PA; one nephew, Graham DiBerardinis; four nieces, Lauren and Charlotte DiBerardinis, and Caroline and Emma Berkes; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Eric’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to an endowed scholarship in his name at the University at Buffalo, which will be awarded yearly to a promising oral surgery student. Donations can be made at http://www.EricJMurawskiMemorialFund.com.

13 Responses to “Dr. Eric J. Murawski”

  1. Margaret says:

    So sorry and shocked to hear this heartbreaking news. Eric was one of the smartest people I ever knew, and I’m so lucky to have known him. My love and condolences to the entire family.

  2. Edward and Marianne Iwanski says:

    Shock and sadness cannot adequately describe our feelings when we learned of Eric’s passing. You are in our prayers.

  3. Marianne and Patrick Galvin says:

    Our family deeply loved Eric and thought of him as a second son. He was kind and thoughtful and so talented. We are so grateful for having known Eric. Our hearts are broken.
    Deepest condolences and love to the Murawski family.

  4. Tim McDaniel says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers for the family

  5. Bernadette Bledsoe says:

    Dear Mr and Mrs Murkowski, I am very, very sorry to hear this news about Eric. He was friends with my daughter, Shannae Vance and a frequent visitor to our home. He was always welcome and I had a lot of fun joking with him.Be comforted. My sincere sympathy to your family. I will definitely donate to his honorable fund. Sincerely, Bernadette Vance Bledsoe

  6. Jackie Van Liew says:

    Dear friends my heart breaks for each of you with this sudden and tragic loss of your son and brother, Eric. I know it is little comfort, but we love you so much and are holding you close in our thoughts. Love Bob and Jackie

  7. Lauren Cantwell says:

    I feel blessed to have been friends with such a kind, compassionate, and smart person. Eric was not only caring towards his patients, but also to animals and his friends. When I needed a friend to lean on, Eric was there in any way he could be. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Sending so much love and prayers to the Murawski family and hoping that you find comfort in what a funny, kind, and smart man Eric was.

  8. Susan Einhorn Gempka says:

    Deepest condolences from the Einhorn family. Eric was one of the sweetest kids on the block and it sounds like he was a truly wonderful man. Please know how much we care. We send our love and prayers to your family.
    Susan, Rick, Matt and family.

  9. Allan Smith says:

    John & Susan This is so hard for Joanne and I to understand this terrible tragedy that has happened to 2 wonderful people; may we offer our deepest condolences
    on your loss and may God if possible grant you peace at this time.
    Allan & Joanne Smith and family

  10. Richard /Lee Yanda says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the whole family and all who were fortunate to know Eric. The world has lost a very special person. Eric was such a join to be around. We feel privileged to have known him all these years. We are frequently praying for all of you to find comfort in the great memories of him and all his accomplishments. We love you all and pray the pain lessens. Richard and Lee Yanda

  11. Steve and Mary Brady says:

    Dear John and Sue,

    There are no words to appropriately express our sympathy for your family. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

    Steve and Mary Brady

  12. Jan Lester says:

    Michael & I are so sorry to hear of the death of your son. We can’t possibly fully understand your sorrow, we hope you know we love you both and will keep you in our prayers. When you return to the area we hope you will reach out to us. Virtual hugs to you both.

  13. Peter Fackler says:

    Dear John and Susan — I can imagine the pain and loss you are feeling. No words I can write here will make a difference for you but I hope and pray that time will help to lessen the sense of loss and grief that you are feeling. Pete Fackler