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Eric Jason Findley

Birth Date: June 20, 1977
Death Date: December 28, 2018

Eric Jason Findley, 41 years of age was born at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA on the 20th day of June in 1977. Eric was the 3rd generation in his family to attend James Madison High School in Clairmont. Eric was happily married to his best friend and soulmate Stephanie Marie Findley on the 24th day of November in 2001. Eric worked at Delkin Devices for 18 years.

Eric’s passion for life, his family and friends was insatiable, he loved so many things and was always looking to make everyone laugh. He loved to laugh, he loved any kind of comedy movie or show, food and the beach, spending weekends adventuring and playing like a big kid while off-roading in his jeep with his wife, kids and friends. Eric also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and often referred to it as “wind therapy” most of all he loved his family his pets and he loved being barefoot.

There were many sides to Eric, he was so talented, he played guitar and sang, he was a incredibly intelligent and handled all of our computer networking, he was mechanically inclined and worked on all of his jeeps, he was a painter and a poet, he was quick on his feet and even quicker with his wit and silly antics. Eric’s heart was of gold and he was loyal through thick and thin to those who loved him. Eric wanted to travel and spend time with his Grandchildren he wanted to explore and really breath in life to the fullest, his candle was diminished to quickly in this life, he was taken from us to soon, this pain and loss has affected us all. In his memory we share this poem to help ease the loss of such a great husband and father son and friend.


“Please do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that gently blow.

I am the diamond glints that shines on the snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened rain.

When you awake in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting positive rush of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft yet so bright stars that shine at night

Please do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there I did not die.”


Eric is survived by: 5 Children – Elise McKenna Manon, Jack Francis, Nathaniel J Navar, Emma Marie and Kirsten Lee Angel, his Grandson William and soon to be Grand daughter due in April of this year. Eric had two brothers Kevin and Michael, his parents Robert and Manon and Grandparents Carl and Norma. This list is not long enough to extend the impact that he had on multiple peoples lives although not blood relations Eric had several people that he considered family and cherished deeply. Thank you all for loving him for who he was, please carry out his memory in your hearts, stories and minds. You will forever be loved.


Poem Written By: Eric Jason Findley for his Wife Stephanie Marie Findley

A glass of wine, cigarettes and good conversation that was where we started.

You picked up the pieces of a man broken hearted. Best friends from the start and look at us now. I gave up on finding love and you found me anyhow.

Remember the sandwich that we shared together one evening on a grassy hill?

That moment I realized I’d love you forever. The night lay perfectly still, we jumped in the 69 Chrysler and left without wasting any time to start a new life of two souls combined.

You gave me your heart and I gave you mine.

The Chrysler has died so we bought a compact, I cut off my curls, I thought you’d like it like that. Got a full time job, a room with no view. I know you’re tired and the kids can make you nutty, I promise I’ll be home soon.

Well here we are a new baby girl in our arms, I have told you lately your a great mother? The times had gotten ruff, it seemed no tears were enough. I’ll make it all better, grab the phone, call the sitter get the helmet, lets ride then make love all night.

How many times have I wanted to cry but tears always fail my eyes. And I would agree that love you and me well we’ve been through easier times, just trust me it gets better, don’t give up on me let me love you for all eternity.

January 19, 2019
4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Clairemont Mortuary Chapel
4266 Mt. Abernathy AVe San Diego, CA 92117
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Funeral service
January 19, 2019
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Clairemont Mortuary Chapel
4266 Mt. Abernathy AVe San Diego, CA 92117
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  1. To my Cousin

    Written by: Carl Findley III

    To my cousin I barely knew, I was sadden to read of your passing. To Stephanie , and the rest of the Findley family my thoughts and prayers go out to you

  2. Friend & Brother

    Written by: Shawn Joseph

    Farewell friend and brother. I knew you when I was new to San Diego and Clan McDonnon. You always had a ready smile and a positive attitude despite whatever was going on. You are in a better place now, but you will always be missed by those of us who knew you.

  3. My friend, Eric

    Written by: Brett D. Jenson

    I became friends with you in 1989 in 7’th grade at ray kroc middle school. Listening to heavy metal made us friends. You always wore slayer t-shirts while i had my Ramones shirts. Continued to be friends as we went to Madison high in 1991. Even though we would lose contact over years sometimes, we would still keep in contact. My heart is sad cus I miss you so much brother. I know your at peace, I’ll see you one day my friend love you brother!

  4. Heavy heart

    Written by: Kathryne Blunt

    I didnt know you, but my heart broke as if you were my friend. I knew you were someones husband, father and son. It was so tragic that this had to happen. I work at Sharp and it was as though we at work were all impacted by this horrible accident. Even the driver was devastated and now he has to live the rest of his life with guilt. We are all in such a rush to get to where we need to be and need to slow down and be aware of our surroundings. That particular area has had so many accidents and needs a signal. Sharp has been pushing for this but the city hasn’t complied. Hopefully this horrible tragedy will make this change so we dont have anymore losses. I’m very sorry for your loss Stephanie. May Eric RIP and may you continue to feel his love around you. Bless you and your family

  5. For now...

    Written by: Mrs Stephanie Findley

    I love you so much, I know we weren’t done, there is still so much left that I wanted to share with you. Please know that this is not goodbye this is not forever, this is just for now, because of someone else’s recklessness you have been taken away but I promise you we will see each other again. I love you so much.
    John 16:22 “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

  6. A message for my love...

    Written by: Stephanie Findley

    Dear Husband,
    Your smile was all the happiness that my heart needed to be completely at ease, now even though I am here without you, I find that your smile is carried on by the smiles of our children. I have and will always love you forever. Counting the days until I can be in your arms again. ♡ Your Wife

  7. Family

    Written by: Kimberly garcia

    I’m sorry you left way too soon u will be missed,
    Always Kimberly ,moises,jebidiah and Cameron. ♡♡♡♡

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