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Owner of Yachtronics dies

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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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3 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.

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