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Eric Anthony Soroe

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Eric Anthony Soroe Obituary
August 23, 1966 - November 23, 2016 Eric Anthony Soroe, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, after bravely battling cancer at the age of 50. A native of New Orleans and current resident of Los Angeles, CA, Eric is survived by his life partner, Jerry Galanti of Los Angeles, his sister, Robin Marie Soroe - Giroir, brother in law, Michael A Giroir & niece, Franchesca Renee Giroir, all in Kenner, LA., Eric is also survived by aunts and cousins in California and throughout the New Orleans area. He is preceded in death by his parents, his father, Theodore C Soroe, and mother, Helen Durel Soroe, also of Kenner, LA. Eric was a genuine soul, a devoted partner and beloved by so many people. Anyone who has had the privilege to know him immediately recognized his joyful spirit. We were all fortunate to have been a part of Eric's life and circle of friends. He cared deeply for others and always wanted people to feel supported, valued and happy - the mark of a true friend and an exceptional person. Our thoughts are mixed with deep sadness at the loss of such an extraordinary person as well as an incredible joy to have known him and to have been a part of his life and creative endeavors. Originally from New Orleans, Eric brought his enthusiasm and love for beautiful design all around the world to New York and then to Los Angeles. His professionalism, passion and knowledge of drapery design allowed him to establish long-lasting relationships with the trend setters and leaders in the design community for the past 25 years. His dedication, creative eye and hard work allowed Eric to open his Soroe Studio Showroom in 2014, with the desire to host a curated collection of his favorite hand-picked & his own created products. We will miss Eric's handsome face, wicked sense of humor and absolute love for life. There will be a Funeral Mass and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA in the Risen Christ Chapel at 12:30 p.m., Monday Dec 5th. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Eric's honor. Please consider a donation as a tribute to Eric for the addition of garden benches to the front rose garden at St. John's Providence Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. Please mail checks payable to: St. John's Health Center Foundation Attn: Irene Bristol In dedication to Eric Soroe / Garden benches 2121 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016
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