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eric stoddard
(1942 - 2012)

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Name: Mr eric stoddard
Nick Name: Pants
Gender: Male
Age: 69 years old
Lived: Saturday, 10 October 1942 - Saturday, 21 April 2012

My Story

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Eric Alan Stoddard, age 69 of Cupertino CA.who passed away after a short battle with cancer on April 21, 2012 with his family  by his side.Eric's life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Eric's guest book and share your stories.
Eric was born on October 10,1942 in San Jose CA. to Ray and Virginia Stoddard. Growing up, Eric attended school in San Jose and graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1959. He married his High School sweetheart Gloria  Mazola, and together they had 2 sons Jason and Jeremy who both reside in San Jose, CA. While raising a young son, and expecting another soon after Eric attended San Jose State College and earned his degree in Electrical Engineering. He was hired by Lockeed Martin right after graduating and worked there for 25 years. In 1994 he and Gloria would divorce after 35 years of marriage. Soon after he retired from Lockeed Martin.
In 1998 he met his current girlfriend, Marybeth Suhr who not only shared his passion in the game of pool, crafts,  and friends - just about everything. For two people so opposite of each other there was and is a connection that will continue infinitely. They were together for 11 years and she took care of him until he died.
 We will remember Eric as being a loyal friend and an honest man who believed in living life with integrity. He was a brilliant thinker, quick witted, and enthusiastic about  life and lived his to the fullest. He enjoyed wood working and designed beautiful canes, walking sticks, and many novelty items that would come to mind. Eric studied  to learn all he could about what ever it was that he may be interested in, because  he believed in doing things right. He believed that the way to achieve true success was through patience, and by following the  rules  and taking all the steps necessary to get there -  then anything was possible. Any less, he said was only a means to instant gratification which was most likely short lived.  He was a true friend that would never let anyone in need go without. He believed in helping the under dog or those who may be forgotten otherwise. He  kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.

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Biography

Fathers Name: Ray Stoddard
Mothers Name: Virginia Stoddard
Spouse's Name: Marybeth Suhr
Children's Names: Jason, and Jeremy
Siblings Names: Judith Lee
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Cupertino
Occupation: Engineering
Marital Status: Cohabitating
Religion: Atheist

Interests

Favourite Team: Oakland Raiders
Favourite Music Genre: Acoustic
Other Interests:
Pool, wood working, and refinishing furniture

Passing

Place of Passing: Cupertino,CA
Date of Passing: 21 April 2012
Cause of Passing: Cancer
Type of Funeral: to be announced at a later date
Place of Burial: Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Plot Number: NICHE 332-C in the Oak Room in Mausolium (1)..
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