Eric John Eno(1943 - 2018)

Eric John Eno died peacefully at Beacon Place Hospice on August 21, 2018 at age 74 after living with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer for 8 1/2 years.
Eric was born in Freeport, New York on September 29, 1943, and grew up in his parents hometown of Honesdale, PA surrounded by an abundant number of Enos who had populated Wayne County for two centuries.
Eric felt that one of the best ways to know oneself was to be the curious foreigner.
His exploration both as a worker and a wanderer led him to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the South Pacific for extended periods of time-always making certain to learn languages along the way.
After completing his BA in accounting at Pennsylvania State University, Eric entered the Air Force where he served at the Wasserkuppe near Fulda, Germany.
Following his active duty years, Eric served in the Air Force reserve, retiring as a Major.
After his military time in Germany, Eric attended graduate school in economics in Vienna, Austria, and at a later time, completed his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow he moved to Greensboro in 1977 to work at North Carolina A&T University.
Eric worked as a consultant for the Academy for Educational Development (mostly in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana), and as a development programmer.
He will be remembered for his humility, love, kindness, sense of adventure, and humor.
Eric is survived by his wife, Patricia Vedder, his sister-in-law, Sheila Vedder of Iowa City, Iowa, his two sons, Trevor and JC Eno, his nephew, Anthony Berris and family of Castle Rock, Colorado, and by terrific friends and extended family.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, John and Agnes Eno, his sister, Carol Berris, and his brother-in-law George Berris.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro (UUCG) on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to UUCG, 5603 Hilltop Road, Jamestown, NC 27282, or to one of Eric's favorite groups: Greensboro Beautiful, 1001 Fourth St, Greensboro, NC 27405 (memo: Arboretum), Eastern Music Festival, PO Box 22026, Greensboro, NC 27420, or Music for a Great Space, PO Box 4074, Greensboro, NC 27404.
The internment of his ashes will take place at a later date to be determined in the Glen Dyberry Cemetery.
It is hoped that a brief service will also take place at the Bethany Presbyterian Church north of Honesdale on the same date.

Published in Wayne Independent on Aug. 25, 2018