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Obituary: Baldwin, Eric J.

Age 55

BALDWIN, Eric J. (Age 55) Eric went to be with his father on April 28th. Eric was preceded in death by his father John R. Baldwin (November 16, 2013) Eric was born December 12, 1958 in Moulins Allier, France. Eric is a father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. Eric leaves behind; mother Jeannine; son James (spouse Dena) and grandchildren Payton and Mason; brothers Eddie (spouse Carmen), Micheal (spouse Colleen), Charles (spouse Suzy), John and Valerie, Christopher (spouse Theresa), and sister Claudine (spouse CB Wentling); sister-in-law Susan and numerous nieces and nephews. Eric was a heart transplant patient and battled with a stroke for many years. This never stopped him from doing what he wanted to do. This is who Eric was, a kind heart but fiercely dedicated to his beliefs. Eric loved baseball and was a pitcher in school. He had a wicked fast ball. He loved to watch baseball on TV. Eric had a passion for music (Stuck in the 70s rock) and played in bands as a lead guitarist through Northern Idaho and Washington. He enjoyed restoring and working on muscle cars. Eric was trained as a mechanic and autobody specialist. He spent many hours restoring his Cuda and working on cars throughout his life. He was an excellent mechanic and the go to guy for problems with family cars. Eric was a fun brother with a great sense of humor, he would make fun of you the moment he had an opening to tease you. He would bust people’s chops. The family wishes to thank Paula Kallei, Dr. Sandler, Dr. Isonogal and all the nurses and doctors that supplied Eric with excellent compassionate care the past 19 years. We love you and will miss you. You will always be in our hearts and minds! “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring”- Author Unknown A “Celebration of Eric’s Life” will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines, Spokane Valley, WA 99206