Eric grew up in Seattle. During his sophomore year at Seattle University, he put his education on hold to enlist in the U.S. Navy. As a veteran he returned to complete his college education on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Washington. Employed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, he retired from his career as a U.S Customs inspector.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and dear friend, Eric will be remembered for his love, hard work, sense of duty and generosity. His gregarious nature and sense of humor always made him the life of the party.
A private family graveside service was held at the Vaughn Cemetery. Donations in his honor may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.