Karasinski, Eric Eric Val Karasinski, age 49 of Grand Rapids, entered into eternal life on Thursday March 19, 2020. Surviving are: his son, Jesseray; his loving partner, Leona Castenada; his parents, Richard and Gerrie Karasinski; brothers, Paul (Deb) and Matthew; nieces, Samantha and Emmaleigh; and his nephew, Alexander. He was preceded in death by his dear sister-in-law Elena Karasinski. Eric will be greatly missed. His great smile and tremendous enthusiasm for life was contagious. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time with Leona and Jesse, along with family and friends. He has a great natural talent for music, playing the saxophone and piano. His courageous determination and perseverance to defeat his cancer was amazing and inspiring. To everyone, Eric says, "I love you all and thanks for everything! Remember to NEVER, EVER give up! God Bless." Per Eric's wishes, there will be no memorial service.
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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 2020.