"Eric was always willing to help everybody. He sacrificed himself a lot for his family," said his former roommate, Abismel Colon Gomez of Orlando. "He loved his brother, and he was always being generous."
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, worked at Party City and was from Orlando. He has been married to his husband for about a year. His cousin called him "very artist" and "a goofball" who lived to dance. He was creative and knew about hair cutting, interior design and much more.