Eric Dellenbach Honored at 'Celebration of Life' on the BeachApr 25, 2022 08:45AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The celebration included speakers, music (see video below), food and even dancing. Family had planned a group paddle-out as well, a tradition for honoring a fallen waterman, but high winds and rough ocean conditions limited the numbers of people able to go out in the water.
During Dellenbach's ordeal, his family has received overwhelming support from the Manhattan Beach community through a GoFundMe page that has served not only as a financial resource but also as a hub for reviving old connections and friendships and as a prayer circle for Dellenbach's recovery.
The Jimmy Miller Foundation, which provides healing surf and ocean therapy for veterans and kids, has added health care providers to the list of people it serves, in honor of Dellenbach. Dellenbach's brother Andy is CEO of the organization.