Obituary: Eric Craig Urban


March 31, 1958–October 1, 2020

On Thursday, October 1, Eric Craig Urban, 62, went home to our Heavenly Father from his place of residence in Birch Bay.

Eric was born March 31, 1958 to Juanita and Theodore Urban in Sunnyside, Washington. He grew up as the third of four brothers. He graduated in 1976 from Kamiakian High School. Then attended trade school where he became a journeyman pipe fitter. After trade school he joined the Navy, as a Seabee and spent time abroad.

After his time of service, he met the mother of his three children, Leanne, and spent the next 20 years residing in Clarkston, WA. During that time, he worked as a pipefitter in the steam tunnels of W.S.U.

After retirement, he chose a life of traveling with his schnoodle Joey. He spent time in Palm Springs, CA and Birch Bay always stopping in the valley to see his grandbabies along the way.

The joys of his life were camping, fishing, and his grandbabies. He also loved Honda Goldwings and taking long motorcycle rides with anyone who would join him. In his prime he enjoyed boxing.

Eric is survived by his three children, Erica (Matt) Shamp, Chris (Toni) Urban, Katie (Scott) Nagle. His seven grandbabies meant the world to him, RaeLyn, Summer, Claire, Layla, Cooper, Waylon, and another on the way. He is also survived by his mother Juanita Mellom, brothers, Michael, Theodore, and Allen.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, stepfather, and dear friend Joe Cicrich.

Services will be held in the spring of 2021. More information to follow as it becomes available. Please share fond memories with the family by mailing them to P.O. Box 452, Pomeroy, WA 99347. We will be creating a book of memories for the children and grandchildren.


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