Memorial Fund Established for Erick Borboa, Man Killed in Figueroa Crash

A pair of memorial celebrations are scheduled in the coming days to raise funds for Borboa's funeral.

A memorial fund has been established for Erick Borboa, the man who was killed by an allegedly drunk driver on Thursday, Dec. 13.

A Facebook page launched on Friday afternoon is requesting support to pay for his funeral arrangements.

[...] As the shock is starting to wear off and reality setting in, The Borboa Family will be tasked with making final arrangements. We have all endured this hard economy and any size donations are so very much appreciate and will assist in the arrangements made.

Currently, from a home computer, you can make a donation thru PayPal on the Erick Borboa Memorial Fund.


Walk into any Wells Fargo and make a donation to the "Erick Borboa Memorial Fund"

The Erick Borboa Memorial Fund can be found on Paypal here.

There are also two fundraiser parties schedule for Borboa in the coming days.

On Sunday, Dec. 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Los Globos on 3040 W. Sunset in Silverlake, friends and supporters are invited to celebrate the life of Borboa and raise funds for his funeral.

Then, on Saturday, Dec. 22 a memorial concert will be held at Jane's House on 1733 N. Hudson in Hollywood. The bands String Fellow Hawks and Downtown Train are set to perform.

According to Sergeant Larry Delgado of LAPD's Central Traffic Division, motorist Richard A. Edurson was found to be under the influence of an intoxicant at the time of the crash that killed Borboa.

Central Traffic's incident report states that Edurson was traveling on North Figueroa Street north of Woodside Drive in his vehicle when he lost control and crashed into a Borboa, who was pinned between Edurson's Jeep and a parked Toyota.

Edurson's vehicle then continued along Figueroa before crashing against a tree.

Borboa, 30, lived in Hollywood, and described himself on his Facebook page as "driven by my wild heart, but grounded by my old soul."

Pictures of Borboa posted online show that he had an affinity for skateboarding and motorcycles. On his Instagram account, Borboa posted pictures of fliers for gigs where he was scheduled to DJ.

"Erick Borboa was someone you wanted to meet, and if you didn't you were going to meet him anyway. He was the kind of guy that if he had been introduced to you from his friends two minutes ago, he'd already have a drink ready to share with you," said friend Davey Cooperwasser. "[He was] a true larger than life personality that attracted many people around him. Erick was that guy in the middle of the room people were listening to, laughing, and singing with--literally. A man who loved The Beatles, motorcycles, and skateboarding to name a few of his talents and interests."

On the motorcycle blog At The Risers, Jason Weber memorialized Borboa with a post showing images of him skating and riding an ATV.

"Sharp dresser, party animal and all around nice guy...Borboa, you'll be missed by many," Webert wrote in the blog post.

"Rest in Peace Erick Borboa, you had the biggest personality and best dance," commented Leila Ramsey on Patch. "You did not deserve this."

David Fonseca December 15, 2012 at 08:14 PM
There will also be a memorial party for Erick on Saturday night at Footsie's in Cypress Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/135156433305007/
Debbie December 15, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Please "like" the "Erick Borboa Memorial Fund" on FB to stay connected and updated on events to celebrate his life. The family is also very appreciated of any size donation made to assist in making the final arrangements. Donations can be made thru the site thru paypal or by walking into any Wells Fargo asking for a Branch/Service manager and making a donation to the "Erick Borboa Memorial Fund." Thank you for all the love and support. Debbie Borboa (sister-in-law)
Ivan December 16, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Dam what to say I didn't know the guy but I meet him the night of his past he was a nice and he look like a chili guy RIP


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