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Eric Robert DeBoerJanuary 29, 1980 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 37)
Eric Robert DeBoer, 37, of Tucker, GA, died on Saturday, August 12, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 29, 1980 in Lynden, WA, the son of Randy and Jan (VanDam) DeBoer. He attended Lynden Christian Schools and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2002. After graduation he returned to Washington for a job, and then later took a promotion that moved him to Atlanta, GA in 2005. He met his wife, Candice, in 2008 and they were married in 2011. In 2014 they welcomed their only daughter, Emilie. Eric was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church and a beloved restaurant manager at Pasta da Pulcinella in Midtown.
Eric’s personality and charm were captivating. He was a friend to everyone he met. Eric always looked for the good in people and put others before himself. He was blessed with many true, genuine friendships in every stage of his life. He valued every one of those friends as if they were his best friend. Everyone remembers Eric for his welcoming smile, piercing blue eyes, and his positive outlook on all situations. Eric did not lose to cancer. He lived everyday to the fullest and faced his illness with optimism and hope.
He is survived by his wife Candice and daughter Emilie of Tucker, GA; his mother Jan DeBoer of Lynden, WA; his paternal grandparents Robert and Oveta DeBoer of Denver, CO; his brother Matt (Lisa) DeBoer of Denver, CO; and his sister Andrea (Jordan) Bahr of Snoqualmie, WA. He was a proud uncle to Luke, Elin, Judah, and Jansen.
He was preceded in death by his father Randy DeBoer of Lynden, WA.
Eric’s memorial service will be on Sunday, August 20th at 3 p.m. at Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Kellett Chapel in Atlanta, GA. The family will visit with guests at the church beginning at 1:30.
Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO at a later date.
In lieu of flowers Eric requested that donations be made to the family’s Crowdrise fundraiser to help pay for expenses or to the The Giving Kitchen, a charity that offered his family assistance during his illness.
Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.