McKINLEY HEIGHTS - Eric J. Woods, 49, of McKinley Heights, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends following a lengthy illness.
Eric was born the son of Gail Woods Smith on Sept. 21, 1964, in Warren, and was a lifetime area resident.
He received his formal education from Mineral Ridge High School, where he graduated from in 1981, and was employed with the Giant Eagle Corporation as a project manager for more than 20 years.
Eric was an avid boater and motorcycle rider, enjoying trips to his favorite area, the Allegheny reservoir, with his wife and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends.
On October 24, 2013, Eric was united into marriage with the former Melissa Rarick, with whom his memories will be cherished. Also remembering and celebrating his fond memories are his mother, Gail Woods of Columbus; a daughter, Britney Lloyd of Paris Township; a sister, Shiela Confoy of Columbus; and loving granddaughter, Alivia Lloyd.
Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Private family services will be held. There will be no visitation.
Per Eric's request, in lieu of flowers, material contributions may take the form of tributes in memory of Eric J. Woods to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44515.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 N. Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones.
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