Eric Gabriel Raines went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on June 20, 2013.|
Eric was 36 years old and was a resident of Portage Lakes. He was the beloved son of Michael and Elaine Raines and Carlotta and Patrick Blanc.
Eric was a skilled electrician working for Corporate Electric. His hobby and passion was fishing.
He was a loving and dedicated father to Penelope, Gabrielle and River, who were his pride and joy. He also leaves behind his brothers, Kevin (Jenna), Patrick and his sisters, Jamie (Brandon) and Stephanie. He is also survived by his grandparents, Frances Hankins (Darrell), Geraldine Nemeth (Arthur), James and Mary Raines. He will be sadly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, stepbrothers, stepsister, cousins and many beloved friends.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton. The funeral to be held Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Robert Shackelford officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: Eric Raines' Children's Fund at any First Merit Bank location.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 23 to June 24, 2013