The memorial on Aug. 4th was an amazing celebration and commemoration of Eric's life, and of the impact he had on so many. The day began with a hike up Mt. Tam with about 15-20 of Eric's friends and relatives -- a beautiful hike, one of Eric's favorites, we were told. Then we returned to the Tamalpais Community Center, where we were both amazed and humbled by the number of people who came to share in the remembrance of Eric's life. It was such a gift to us, as a family, to be able to meet and connect with the people who had been so important to Eric. We will cherish the stories and memories you shared. Thank you all for attending. And a very special thanks to Sheri, Laura, Alexa, Grace, and Adrian for all of your efforts and time in organizing the event -- you gave us all a priceless gift.
On Monday, Aug. 5th, Eric's colleagues at SRI dedicated a tree (just outside his office window) to his memory, and held a celebration in his honor. More great stories were shared, more tears were shed (I'm not sure I knew that tear ducts could produce such an endless volume of tears!), more chocolate consumed. Our thanks to all of Eric's colleagues, but especially to Rat, Bob, Jeff, Todd, and Shuri, for all their support of Eric, and for the lovely reception.