Erin “URN” Christine Bosch

Erin Christine Bosch, aged 35, died at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, on Wednesday January 17, 2018 after a three-week battle with complications resulting from an unsuccessful heart transplant. Erin was born on March 23, 1982, at Fairfax Hospital, and was raised in Springfield and Annandale, VA. In 2012, Erin lost her mother, Anita, to heart failure caused by a cardiac condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a congenital disease which they both lived with their entire lives. Erin graduated in 2006 from Duquesne University with a Master of Physician Assistant degree. She began working as a Neurological PA, in September 2006, at George Washington University Hospital, coincidentally the same university that her mother received a Master of Physician Assistant degree approximately six years earlier. In 2009 Erin decided to take a position as an advanced practice provider with the Medical Critical Care Service at Inova Fairfax Hospital, for the next eight years Erin would save lives, make countless friends, spread her infectious giggle, and share her strong and vibrant personality with everyone that she came in contact with at Inova. She loved her job and she could not have imagined being a PA anywhere else in the world. She motivated both patients and colleagues alike, and her presence at Inova is one that will never be duplicated. Erin’s love of her work friends and family was only overshadowed by her love for her personal friends and family. A family that almost instantaneously grew by one when on Halloween night 2009, she met the man she would adore the rest of her days Thomas “Tommy” Fallon.
Erin and Tommy were officially married in front of their friends and family on June 26, 2015, at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard, in Charlottesville, VA. They made their home in Arlington, VA, where their condo was full of love, laughter, remodeling projects, and animals. Erin and Tommy loved all things furry so throughout the years they shared their condo with three rabbits (Huckleberry d.2013, Finn d.2016, Sparky d.2016) and two cats (Fozzy and Hank). They enjoyed going on Bosch family vacations, sponsored by her dad Gordon, which included Hilton Head, SC, Lake Tahoe, CA, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Disney World. Family holidays at the Bosch and Smith (Tommy’s parents) homes were always a favorite of theirs as well; full of delicious food, captivating stories, wonderful laughs, and extremely competitive board gaming. They visited friends all over the country and Northern Virginia whenever they had a chance. Those visits were reciprocated many times over when Erin was admitted to the hospital on Dec 1, 2017 so that her transplant status could be upgraded from the 1B status that she was initially listed at in January 2017. Since finding out that Erin was in need of a transplant people from every facet of their lives continually provided prayers, love, and support to Erin, Tommy, and their families. Erin would have been humbled by the love and the selflessness that has been displayed by everyone on her behalf.

Erin was preceded in death by her mother Anita Marie Bosch, in 2012, her grandfather Frank Louis Bosch, in 2004, and her grandmother Mary Christine Burch, in 2017. Erin is survived by her husband, Thomas “Tommy” Fallon (Arlington, VA); her father, Gordon Bosch (Fredericksburg, VA); her brother, Joel Bosch, sister-in-law, Kristen Bosch, and their two children Robert and Olivia Bosch (Annandale, VA); her brother, James Bosch, sister-in-law Daisy Bosch, and their two children Arthur and Theo Bosch (El Sobrante, CA); her father-in-law, Jeffrey Smith, mother-in-law, Elissa Smith (Culpeper, VA); her brother-in-law, Kenneth Fallon (Arlington, VA); her brother-in-law, Jeffrey Smith, his fiancé Rebecca and their three children Makayla, Mackenzie, and William (Conway, SC) her brother-in-law, Charles Smith (San Antonio, TX) her sister-in-law Mollie Smith (Harrisonburg, VA) and Mollie’s fiancé Samuel (Charlottesville, VA); and a multitude of uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family members, friends, and coworkers whose hearts are all broken by the tragic ending of her life.

Viewing to be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Advent Funeral & Cremation Services, 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22046, the funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 4325 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Parking lot entrance on School Street), and a burial to follow immediately, at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in her memory to:
Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation
P.O. Box 547
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
Phone: 866-808-CURE

32 Responses to Erin “URN” Christine Bosch

  1. gordon bosch says:

    I thank the Lord for Him sharing her with me and Anita and all of our family. She gave us all peace and joy. Remember to Live, Love, and Forgive as we go forward. Gordon

  2. Linda and Bruce Bertell says:

    Dear Gordon,
    Bruce and I are heartbroken for you and your family. We send our love, prayers and healing hugs your way. Take good care of yourself.
    Linda and Bruce Bertell

  3. Kathryn Brown says:

    Erin is as special as they come; she is irreplaceable. She will be missed terribly.
    Her father Gordon is my cousin, and I love him and his family more than words can express.

  4. Michael says:

    Sending prayers!!! I will always remember her smile, her laugh, and her ability to always see the positive in a situation! She is doing all of that in heaven right now.

  5. Shellie Johnson DuChantier says:

    Erin’s family and friends have my deepest condolences. I knew Erin from GW hospital. She was always a pleasure to work with. May she Rest In Paradise.

  6. Jim Burch says:

    Erin was an exceptionally humble and generous person. She never saw anything worthy of derision; everything was positive and worthy. She smiled constantly, and that smile was contagious. Nothing bothered her that was insubstantial; she kept her eye on what was important, and was a constant inspiration to others because of her cheerful and positive attitude. 35 is surely too short a time on this earth (by our calculations), but it is never how long you live but how much you can put into those years you do live. By that computation, she lived hundreds of years. We will all miss her as long as we are on this earth, but we will see her again, and we will have a party worthy of the heavens when that occurs!

  7. Jim Fern says:

    How can one describe the scent of a flower, or seeing the flight of a bird, or the majesty of a beautiful sky with the sun breaking through the clouds? Just the experience of it all leaves one grateful to have been a part of this nature. Maybe the description of it all is in a name. Erin. My love to all, God bless, cousin Jimmy

  8. Jenny says:

    Beautiful girl inside and out. So brave so courageous and so loved. She is with her mother now and both are our angels.

  9. Jean Hentemann says:

    Dear Gordon, Tommy and extended family,

    I did not know Erin, but based on what I am reading, and pictures I am seeing she was a remarkable soul and beautiful.
    Sending Love and deepest sympathy,
    Cousin Jean

  10. Bill and Lupe Sigman says:

    Bill and I are so heartbroken. Erin was beautiful just like her mother Anita. I love your words about remembering to live, to love, to forgive and to move forward. Erin would love these words.

  11. Susan Peine says:

    Dear Gordon, I can only imagine the pain you and your family are feeling over the loss of your Erin. I just loved visiting with her at Brian’s wedding where I was again reminded of how incredibly beautiful, sweet and kind Erin was throughout her life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Sue

  12. Patrick Mahler says:

    Nicest person I’ve ever known.

  13. Jennifer Creech Burns says:

    From the playground to high school, you were always a bright light. You will be missed.

  14. Tiffany Gowen (Lipp) says:

    The most genuinely nice person I’ve ever know. I have such wonderful memories of our days as wrestling manager and trainer. I will never forget her laugh it was infectious. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  15. Alicia says:

    Wow. Erin and I haven’t spoken in a long time, but this breaks my heart. From our days at school, adventures at Chevys, late night mischief, and pool hangs, you were special. RIP.

  16. Nathan Thomas says:

    Erin was the manager of our wrestling team in high school and was such a fun loving person to be around. So many wonderful memories I could not begin to fit here during my time knowing her in high school. So sorry to hear of her passing, my condolences to her family during this time. She is more than deserving of her place in heaven.

  17. Susan McCannell says:

    Gordon and family – What a joyous life she lived during which she cared so much for so many. Peace and blessings to all at this very sad time.

  18. Matt says:

    She was always so up beat, so bright, and such a warm spirit. She was one of a kind.

  19. Marin says:

    This is one of those times that you wish you had kept in touch with someone because they are just such a good person and positive energy. All I can say, is heartbreaking! Erin and I were friends in high school, pre FaceBook. Unfortunately, that means I heard about this through another Facebook friend. Erin was such a kind soul. The type of person who you always remember, reminding you of the person you want to be to others in the future.

  20. Marla Shuman MD says:

    I had the honor to work with both Anita and Erin. Such a loss to our community ! Mother and daughter who exemplified professionalism, intellect, creativity, and compassion in their approach to patients and coworkers alike. I can only imagine how much they are missed by family and friends. I can remember wonderful conversations with Anita when she was an RT and how proud she was to advance her training to serve her patients further. Erin always reminded me of her mother and honored her memory. God bless your family.

  21. ching yang says:

    Goodbye! Erin

    When death becomes personal
    the heart sinks

    I never thought that was you
    the one lying down there in the hospital bed
    carried with the same familiar name

    No! The Erin I knew was somewhere else
    Young & beautiful
    Writing orders for the patient care
    like her mom
    my friend Anita

    Who had worked her way from a RT to BS & PA*
    while taking care of three children
    who also see you ~ Erin, her oldest daughter become PA

    The mother & daughter’s legend

    Yes! We heard all about you from her

    Who unfortunately passed away 5 years ago

    Erin, dressed in bright red
    the color of the heart
    gave a speech in her mother’s funeral
    remembering & celebrating dearest mother’s life
    with tears & laughs

    Since then, whenever I ran into Erin
    the thoughts of my friend Anita tightened up my throat
    streamed down tears
    Erin comforted me instead.

    How long ago was that?

    A little voice had been asking
    “Have you seen Erin lately? ”

    Again, I was forwarded into the river of the time
    the errands of the life….
    forgot to ask

    Until your final note was announced today

    So heavily

    Speechless as I am
    could only murmur

    Brave girl!
    So sorry I couldn’t say ” Hi ” anymore

    While your mother comforts you
    with warm arms in next world
    I would remember you

    as the girl dressed in red
    celebrating her mother’s legacy
    with smiles & tears

    She was such beautiful & courageous


    Goodbye! Erin

    I thought you were somewhere else
    expanding the strength of your youth
    Actually you had just left

    With many pieces of bleeding hearts

    Goodbye! Erin

    This is a very cold winter
    But your name would be with us
    witnessing many many new springs

    Rest in Piece

    Ching Yang
    ~ Remember Erin

    * RT: Resp. Therapist
    B.S. : bachelor of science
    P.A.: physician assistant

  22. Donna Goodrich says:

    I have known Erin since she was 7 years old when she and my daughter, Lauren Marshall, met playing soccer. Erin was always the same – sweet, happy, honest, and most of all, a loyal friend to Lauren. Their birthdays were only 1 day apart so most birthdays were spent together. We lost Lauren on January 30th 2000 in an auto accident. Erin helped me through those dark, lonely days of grief. She was always there with a funny “Lauren story”, bringing a smile to my face even though my heart was breaking. Erin was the closest thing I could have to a daughter after the loss of my daughter. The world was a much better place by having Lauren and Erin in it. I’m sure Lauren was there with Anita to greet Erin when she arrived in Heaven with a big smile and the biggest hug ever. Love you always Erin!

  23. Laura Buhler, RN says:

    My heart aches of the loss of such a beautiful person. I knew Erin from work at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Neuroscience ICU. Erin was such a good PA and so sweet, she really cared about her patients and wanting to do the right thing. She will be missed terribly!

  24. Kate McLaughlin says:

    Erin was the perfect combination of “fun loving” and “take charge”. She was exactly the kind of person you want to be around. We are so sorry for you loss.
    -Kate, Tom, Sean & Sarah

  25. Karen Conner says:

    I had the privilege of working with Erin in the NSICU at Fairfax for the past 5 years.

    Within minutes of meeting Erin, you knew how special she was. She was a shining light. I loved walking into the unit and starting my day with her smile. Her smile always made you feel warm inside and could light up the darkest of rooms.

    She was the tangible embodiment of joy and compassion. She touched so many lives and made the world a better place.

    Mourning the loss of a great friend, mentor, collogue and just a beautiful human being.

    Hugs to the entire Fallon and Bosch families.

    Karen Conner

  26. Bridget Calhoun says:

    The Duquesne University PA Program mourns Erin with all of you. While a student here, Erin was always positive and full of laughter! She will be missed, but never forgotten!

  27. Margaret Gates Cardone says:

    Dear Gordon

    I am so sorry for your loss of your daughter Erin, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and family.

  28. John Casana says:

    Dear Gordon,

    I was heart-broken to hear this sad news. Erin was a very special person who touched the hearts & lives of many people.

  29. Ellie says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Erin’s passing. She was always so full of light and kindness when I knew her as a teenager.

  30. Nancy Straw says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Erin’s families and friends. We met her while she was at Duquesne through our son ,Jeff. She came home with him a few times. She was very pleasant and a joy to have in our home. We are heart broken and very sorry
    Greg and Nancy Straw

  31. Janet Z Ledebuhr says:

    Dear Gordon, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Such a beautiful and wonderful young lady. Words don’t fully say how sad I am for you and your family.
    Janet Zargan Ledebuhr

  32. Rocky says:

    You are dancing among butterflies. May God bring peace and comfort to your family. Rest in peace, Erin.

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