OBITUARY

Eric Duane Rowland

September 23, 1960March 30, 2019

Eric Duane Rowland was born to Jack and Iris Rowland on Sept. 23, 1960 in Sikeston, Missouri. Shortly after, his family moved to California where Eric and his 3 siblings grew up in Venice Beach. He was a skilled craftsmen and master plumber with many passions, including music, building computers, and lending a hand to all who knew him. Eric was strong, adventurous, and could always be found with his trusty sidekick Ajax nearby. Eric passed away on March 30, 2019. Eric is survived by his daughters, Erica Thompson and Michelle Rowland and their mother Monica Williams-Rowland; his sisters, Kerry Rowland and Tracy Verduzco; and his brother Tim Rowland. Eric also leaves behind his treasured granddaughter, Stephanie Thompson. A Celebration of Life will be hosted by his daughters and held at Grogg's Irish Pub in Fresno on Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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Renita Rowland

April 7, 2019

We all loved Eric and will miss him dearly. We always had a great time with him and hope you all find comfort in knowing he was one of our favorite people in the family We all send prayers for the family.

Christina Rowland

April 7, 2019

Although I had only met Eric a handful of times, I still remember how humble, courteous, helpful, and respectful he was toward me and my family, but especially toward his Aunt Betty & Uncle Woodie. Despite his afflictions, Eric seemed to have such a kind and generous spirit about him, with an eagerness to help his family in anyway he could. To those who loved and will miss Eric the most, please take comfort in knowing that he is finally free from all the pain and suffering of this mortal life, and that you will indeed see him again one day.

Donna Bowland

April 7, 2019

Eric had the most beautiful spirit of anyone I’ve ever known. He was there for me many times when I needed a friend. He was fiercely loyal and he loved his girls to the moon and back and was so proud of them. He made one little dog, Ajax, feel like a prince, and I often worried how he would cope without him...now I understand. Eric taught me a final lesson—you don’t always have tomorrow to tell someone how much they meant to you. I will forever miss him until we meet again.

Funky/ Ray Menendez

April 6, 2019

I met Eric in 2012 He was a character, But had a soul of gold, In the years to come we talked almost daily and he always had a story to tell. He always spoke of his Daughters how proud he was no matter how old they were, they were his babies. last time I saw Eric he stopped at our home on his way to the wasteland as he called it. He stayed for a few days, we talked about a lot of things, we had good laughs and a great time, Talked about conveying to the grand canyon with are Travel trailers. I knew Eric was having a hard time in the last few months trying to get his trailer the way he wanted. Wanting to move on from where he was. But not just his Trailer something was missing with my friend, I wish I would have come down to see him, I'm so sorry Brother. You will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences to his girls and his family

Sheryl Rowland

April 5, 2019

Eric was the kind of person who would help anyone he could. Eric was a protector. He loved his family dearly. The love we all learned from our grandmother. He was a beautiful person. I will never forget his smile. He love Monica and his girls with all his heart. He was so proud to be a grandfather. The last time I was blessed to spend time with my cousin he was feeling alone and was lost. All he wanted was to love and be loved. I am sorry I was not there for you cousin. I love you Eric. I love my family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY