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To Sue and all of Earl's family, we have never met. I wish the best for you all in this difficult time. Earl touched a lot of people's lives throughout his years with his talents and friendship, most of all with his humor and sharp wit. He was a joy to be around. I am privileged to have called him my friend. When a good man like Earl passes those of us that loved him have to try a little

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Posted by: Keith Parfitt - Mount Hope, NY - Old Friend   May 20, 2015

Sincere Condolences to Earls Family. I have not seen Earl for probably 35 years, but will never forget the times we jammed in Earls garage with Harold & Todd or Drag Racing on Wawayanda Ave. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by: Mark Connoly - Middletown, NY - Childhood friend - Drummer   May 20, 2015

Rest in peace Earl. It was a rough few years for both you and Sue. May you eternally enjoy your music and send a few songs Sue's way. To my big sister, you are one of the strongest people I know. May you find comfort in knowing Earl is well again. May God watch over both of you and send outrageous happiness your way. Love and Prayers

Posted by: Connie - Goshen, NY - sister in law   May 18, 2015

In death as in Life, hope, prayers, and love still follow the Van Inwegen Family. In life, Earl & Sue fought for Earl's ability to survive. With his death, they each have earned the peace, the comfort, and even more of the love they've been shown by both their Families & Friends. Rest at Peace, Earl....and Sue, draw your strength from those around you when have each earned it!

Posted by: Theresa Leverich - Venice, FL - Friend of Spouse   May 17, 2015

We never met, but I know you through Suzanne. "Rock on" as her guardian angel. You live in her heart.

Posted by: Gwen Arnaud - Atlanta, GA - Friend   May 17, 2015

I haven't seen my uncle since the 70's. I mostly remember going to his parents house (my grandparents) and seeing his model cars. My grandparents were kinda uncomfortable letting me mess with them, but I was golden boy so they let me. I remember him coming home once and being a little annoyed that I was messing with his stuff, but he blew it off and went to his room. Good enough memory I guess....definitely Van Inwegen style...

Posted by: Michael Van Inwegen - Puyallup, WA - nephew   May 17, 2015

Oh Gunk this is gonna be really hard but I'll try to get it right. You were the funnest...wait wait wait...the coolest...wait wait wait...the bestest...wait wait wait...I got it you were all of those but most of all you were my Gunkie and I will always be your baby girl. I'll miss our crazy talks on the phone and your awesome stories. Have a BBQ, start a wiffle ball game, say hi to Nanny, Grandpy & Uncle Kenny. Know that

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Posted by: Lori Waterman - New Hampton, NY - Niece   May 16, 2015

I haven't seen you in years but remember when you a
And Sue got married. You made her happy. Sorry for your struggle with lif . Now resting with your mom and dad . Suzy
Q. Be strong. Love u. Earl RIP

Posted by: Joanne Antonucci - Brooklyn, NY - cousin through marriage   May 16, 2015

Earl...We shared some great times.Seems just like yesterday we were singing it up at the Rusty Nail and smiles.Wanted dead , alive..Stairway to heaven..You could work a room like no other.Never a dull moment when Earl was in the room.Really one of a kind and sadly missed.Sue I am so sorry..

Posted by: Kurt Hundeland - wurtsboro, NY - friend   May 16, 2015

I love you. I am so lost and sad and keep expecting you to walk through the door at any moment. I pray that you are at peace.. healthy and happy.. reunited with Mom and Dad. All of your suffering has come to an end.. I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life.. please be my guardian angel. You are very loved and missed by your family and friends.. we are all helping each other through our sadness but there will always be a hole in my heart. I love you

Posted by: Sue VanInwegen - north port, FL - wife   May 16, 2015