It is with deep regret that I inform you of the tragic passing of Eric Van Gils earlier today.
Eric was a Director of the Melville Security Initiative (MSI) for the past 7 years, and a resident on 1st Avenue less than a block from 7th street.
Over and above his dedication towards the security of Melville via the MSI, Eric was passionate about businesses in Melville, and would most afternoons stop by for a pint sundowner at XAI or Hell’s… that was the guy he was, keen to engage with everyone.
Further, Eric ALWAYS made time to see to a variety of requests and needs of Melville Residents & Businesses.
We’ve lost an absolute gentleman and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.
Eric, you will be sorely missed !