Ladislaus “Lad” Joseph Erzen III

Ladislaus "Lad" Joseph Erzen IIILadislaus “Lad” Joseph Erzen III, born on May 27, 1963 was lifted up to be with GOD on Monday, March 24, 2014. He was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland Ohio and moved to Houston Texas in the early 1980’s. Lad graduated at the top of his class from Geneva High School in Geneva Ohio. He continued his education an attended Lakeland Community College in Mentor Ohio, where he took computer related classes.

In Houston, he successfully programmed and implemented a local hospital’s
accounting/payroll program. He continued to enjoy the programming industry and went on to work for a couple top ranked companies. He enjoyed computer programming, various music, art, sports, collectables, anything to do with classic rock and he deeply adored his two cats, Cali and Rusty.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon Marie Cooney and husband Ronald; father Ladislaus Joseph Erzen Jr. and wife Beverly; sister Natalie Sue Perrone; niece Melissa Sue Garner and nephew Ryan Joseph Perrone. A beautiful service was held in his honor at Saint Mary Catholic Church located at 1612 E Walker, League City, Texas at 11:00am Saturday, March 29, 2014. There was a private gathering at his sister’s house after the service for lunch and a celebration of his life.

Lad was a very loving and gentle soul with a huge giving heart. He would easily give the shirt off his back to one in need,even if he didn’t have the means to replace it. Lad’s distinctive laugh will be forever in our minds, and his spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Lad was a beloved Son, Brother and Uncle whom will be deeply missed.

Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you,
you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
~Ron Tranmer~


  1. My dearest brother, I miss you deeply, and think of you daily. God took you under his wings and you are in no more pain. I know you are by my side as I travel to our familiar areas we used to go. I cherish the laughs and jokes we used to tell..thank you for the wonderful memories and I’m so blessed to of had the many years I did with you as my brother….I can see you smiling now….
    You are forever in my heart!
    I love you,
    Your ~sis~

  2. Nephew, you left us too soon! God bless and keep your spirit, and guide you in the next life. I’ve missed you in life, I will miss you in your passing. Until next time, I agree with Natalie. I can see your gooney smile, hear your goofy laugh, and still wonder at your intelligence.

    Gregg Bish
  3. My dear brother, its been 6 months today since you’ve been gone. I think of you everyday and doing my best to live my life without you by my side. Seems like just yesterday we were laughing and telling each other jokes. You are in a much better place now. I know you are healthy, happy and no doubt laughing. Thank you for watching over me.
    I love you with all my heart,

  4. Lad,

    Thinking of you more than ever on this day. It was a good day for you..I just recently talked with you and your spirits were good. We were talking about various things and laughing at other things. Then very late in the evening I received that phone call that dropped me to my knees…the Angels took you up with them. GOD had a better plan for you. I know you are well and feeling no pain…unfortunately for selfish reason’s I am missing you dearly. But I know you are watching over me and protecting me. Thank you brother for being you. You are missed and thought of every day….I love you so very much. One day when the Angels are ready to lift me up, I know you will be there to greet me.
    Missing you….~your sis~ XOXOXOXOXOXO

    Natalie Erzen Perrone
  5. Dear Lad,
    You are a great uncle!!
    Melissa had her baby boy:
    His name is Wyatt Alan Taylor
    May 12, 2015
    Born at 8:17am
    7lbs 10 ozs
    19″ length
    I wish you were here to hold him, he’s so previous. <3
    I miss you dearly everyday, I know you check on us when you can.
    You are forever in my heart. I love you so much brother!

    Natalie Perrone
  6. Thinking of you much during this Christmas season. I know how much you enjoyed putting up christmas lights all over and on the tree. I miss you dearly…
    your sis xoxoxo

    Natalie Perrone
  7. Hello my dear brother.
    It’s now summer of 2016. March 24th you have been gone two years and May 27th you would of turned 53! Time is flying by and I’m missing you daily. I know everyday is a blessing and I’m so thankful I had you in my life for 50 wonderful years! I find myself thinking of calling or texting you, then stop and remember. I know you are doing well, but for selfish reasons I wish you were here. I miss our talks but I have faith you can hear me and know how much I have always loved you and how proud of you I have always been!!! I still have Rusty and Cali whom I love and take good care of. I know your happy knowing this. Please visit me anytime Lad, and thank you for being my loving brother and watching over me! <3

  8. Dear brother miss you so much. Help watch over Uncle Greg he passed within the last few months. He missed you. I still hear your voice and sometimes I know that you are here watching over me. It’s painful but I know I have to let you go and the selfishness of me does not want to. Everybody’s doing fine they miss you but we’ll all be with you one day. I’m happy and blessed for all the days that we had to spend together and the closeness we had his brother and sister. I would not trade that for the world and I thank God everyday for the 50 years of you being my brother.
    I love you Lad xoxoxo

  9. It’s been so long since I hugged you. I miss you every single day. I am having some difficulties knowing you are gone from the present world and I can’t laugh or cry with you anymore. This is not easy, but I take solace in my faith and trust in the LORD. You are always in my heart and miss you dearly brother. I am taking good care of your cats, Cali and Rusty. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO Until we meet again.

    Natalie Perrone (your sis)

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