Eric passed away due to complications from COPD with his family by his side.
Eric was born in Santa Cruz, CA to Robert and Lawanda Hanson. He graduated from Leigh High School in 1974 and earned a BA in Art Education and a Single Subject Credential from San Jose State University. Eric had the opportunity to serve as a public school teacher for over 30 years, 25 years at SilverCreek High School in San Jose. His love of teaching art was matched only by his passion to create art.
Eric is survived by his devoted wife, Shelley; loving children Robert Hanson (Hiba), stepdaughters Tricia Cheshier (Eric), and Amy Bratton (Cole). Six grandchildren. He is also survived by his father Robert, and three sisters Janell Mikosz (Yosh), Denise Pauling (Ned), and Gretchen Law (Randy). Numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Lawanda and his brother Timothy. His creative spirit will live on and continue to inspire those who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Eric’s life on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Darling & Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel 231 E Campbell Avenue Campbell, CA 95008.
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