D'Elia Funeral Home


Eric Galarza

February 5, 1983June 21, 2019

Eric Galarza, age 36, of Lakewood, died suddenly on Friday evening, June 21, 2019 at his home.

Born in Lakewood, he was a lifelong resident. Eric had attended Ocean County College where he played on their baseball team. Eric played semi pro football and softball with his notorious number 5 jersey for many years. He loved baseball and all kinds of sports and he coached his son's football and baseball teams. Eric worked as a crew supervisor for Leisure Village East in Lakewood.

He is survived by his wife, Christina Galarza, three sons; Zachary Kencik, Max Kencik and Cameron Galarza, his mother, Martha Galarza and her companion, Robert Taub, his father, Julio Galarza, and two brothers; Eliud and Carlos Rodruguez. Eric is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and beloved cat, Kitty.

Viewing hours will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. Anyone planning on attending please wear your favorite sports jersey. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. during the viewing hours by Rev. Angel L. Ortiz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the Manchester Little League.



  • Viewing Hours

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Elliot Rodriguez

July 26, 2019

Miss you so much I don't know how I'm going to go to this rest in peace little brother I love you your oldest brother Elliot and Marta and the kids

brandon coplan

June 27, 2019

My deepest condolences from my family to yours. Eric was a teammate of mine for many years. He was a great father, and just an all around good hearted person. He had a great sense of humor, and I'm grateful to have known and played ball with him. R.I.P Eric.

Janet Vaughn

June 26, 2019

Dear Martha and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your son Eric. Sending you and your family love and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.

Margarita, Janet, Dan and Family

Gayle Barbar

June 26, 2019

My dear Martha,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your son. I know how proud you were of Eric and how much you loved him. I know you have strong faith and you will call on that faith to carry you through this difficult time. Please also know that I am keeping you close to my heart. Love, Gayle

Arlene Lefebre

June 26, 2019

Dearest Martha and family,
I am so so sorry to hear about your son, Martha.
I will pray for God to give you all the strength and peace during this very difficult time.
Blessings to you all......
My sincere condolence,
Arlene Lefebre

Emmanuel Minguela

June 26, 2019

Sorry for your loss, I loved E he played ball with me for many years. I love his little 1 Cameron he always was with E and would help the team get balls n the bat boy after each hit. Going to miss E from the bottom of my heart. Gone wayyyy to soon darn it! Im so sorry. Prayers to family and friends. May God bless you all. Love the Minguela family

Elaine Joe

June 26, 2019

So sorry to hear about Eric. My prayers & thoughts are with you & his family. May he Rest In Peace, & God’s help you during this time.

God bless,
Elaine & Chris Joe

Julie Harris

June 25, 2019

Christina, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Eric was a good guy. I am glad he was able to experience love, joy and happiness with you by his side. My prayers and love to you.

Raheem Baker

June 25, 2019

Good Dude gone too soon! Loved his commitment to his Son. Never seen 1 without the other. R.I.P.

Irene Cilino

June 23, 2019

Martha, Eliud and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I know Eric is in heaven watching over all of you. Keep Eric’s memories deep in your hearts daily. May God bless you and Rest In Peace Eric.
Deepest sympathy and prayers Irene Cilino


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