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November 29, 1962 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Eric Stearns Obituary
Eric Jonathan Stearns, 60, of North Potomac, MD, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy.
Eric is survived by his wife, Allison Stearns, daughters, Jessica and Hannah; brother, Mark (Smadar) Stearns; and sister, Tammy Elliott. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Cravis and Stanley Stearns. Eric was a loving husband, devoted father, and treasured friend.
Known for his 1000-watt smile and quick wit, Eric squeezed every ounce of joy from his shortened life. He was the last to leave a party, the first to approach a stranger, and the most likely to laugh aloud during a movie. He possessed a keen intellect and a deep understanding of people. These qualities made him a kind, upbeat and interesting person, and almost unbeatable at the poker table.
Originally from the Boston area, Eric attended UMass and spent the early part of his career in the ice cream and frozen foods industry. After meeting Allison, Eric relocated to Maryland where he married, completed his MBA at the University of Maryland, worked in business development for the advertising and IT staffing industries, and he raised a beautiful family. Eric was an avid reader and movie buff, both of which fed his love of travel and adventure. When not watching his beloved New England Patriots, he could often be found skiing, boating, or playing racquetball. But nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his family.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 20, at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD, followed by interment at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park at 14321 Comus Road, Clarksburg, MD.
The family will be receiving visitors immediately following interment and throughout the evening at The Lakelands Community Clubhouse, 960 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD. Minyan will begin at 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
CaringMatters at www.CaringMatters.org or
MSA Coalition at www.multiplesystematrophy.org
Here's the link to watch the funeral service via livestream: