Eric passed away early this morning, peacefully, in his sleep, with family by his side.
He was, as I've written in the last few posts, ready to go, and his end was mercifully quick. For that, we are all thankful.
Eric wished to donate his remains to research and education, and we have honored those wishes, in hopes that the cancer researchers at UCSF will be able to glean information from the study of his tumor that might one day lead to the discovery of an effective treatment for future glioblastoma multiforme patients. Nothing would make Eric happier than to know that he could contribute to scientific progress even in death.
A funeral service will be held in Michigan on Tuesday June 18 at 2 pm at the Dorfman Chapel in Farmington Hills; those wishing to attend should check the chapel website for details. Plans are also in the works for a memorial service in San Francisco later this summer.
To all of Eric's friends who have been following this blog and have shared your warm thoughts and wishes and support over the last four years: thank you for being there with him and with us. He was a lucky man to have such a loving community of friends.