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Don Ehrlich, owner and president of Yachtronics in Fort Lauderdale, died on Aug. 11. He was 58.

According to an obituary in the local South Florida Sun-Sentinel, he died “doing one of the things he loved – hiking in Lake Tahoe, California.”

Mr. Ehrlich built his marine electronics company with his business partners Eric Feenstra and Dave Deacle. 

Don Ehrlich

He is survived by his long-term girlfriend, Cherie Wachter, father Harvey Ehrlich (Susan), uncle Alan Ehrlich (Barbara), sister Lynn Smith (Andre), brother Adam Ehrlich (Cathleen), sister Lori Huberman, and brother Ethan Ehrlich (Carolina). 

A private service will be held this week in Fort Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Free Our Seas or Humane Society of Broward County.

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4 thoughts on “Owner of Yachtronics dies

  1. Bob Kimball

    RIP Don Ehrlich….way too young
    I have dealt with Don and his partners from the Rich Electronics Days and I’m still in shock

  2. Joey Ricciardelli

    In 2000 I first met Don in Pisa, at midnight at the airport, as I arrived to work with him and others in Viareggio for 2 months. He was just a really nice guy with good things to say about anyone. Too young to pass on for sure and will be missed.

  3. Steve & Veronica Buckingham

    Our hearts are broken. What a dear friend and business associate, Don was.

  4. Bill Bass

    Back when I worked for COMSAT Maritime Communications, Don was always an excellent resource for information and help. You could always count on Don, Dave, and Eric to be friendly, helpful, and always very pleasant to be around. Don was just a super nice, smart & professional guy. He will be sorely missed, that’s for sure.

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