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Eric John Doney
Eric John Doney, 51, passed away on March 23, 2021. He was born March 30, 1969 in Akron, Ohio to William and Sandra Doney. He worked at Kempthorn Motors as a Finance Manager. Eric loved his wife and kids more than anything in the world, except for maybe his shiny, black Silverado and a zero turn lawn mower. He also enjoyed Saturday night rock & roll sessions, golfing, fishing, UFC fight nights, his lawn, playing Uno with his daughter Taylor, talking politics with his other daughter, Katlynn, and being bombarded by his favorite 28 paws. Eric’s dream was to retire, buy a yacht, get a place in Chicago near his son and brand new grandbaby, and was anxiously awaiting to travel the world. To everyone that knew “Enrique” Doney, he was larger than life and that’s why God made him 6’4”.
Eric was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Doney. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Laurie; son, Jordan (Cassie); daughters, Taylor (Taylor) and Katlynn; his mother, Sandy; brothers, Ed (Amy) and Ron (Michael); granddaughter, Ziva; many loving nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of wonderful family and friends.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a committal service at 1 p.m. at Clinton Cemetery, 8010 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. For the safety of the family and other guests, masks are required, and the number of people permitted in the building at a time will be limited. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
Following the committal service the family will hold a Celebration of Life at Eric’s residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Rd., Ste 30, Twinsburg, OH 44087, in memory of Eric.
Growing up in the Portage Lakes in the 80s w/ my cousin & best friend, Michelle Doney, meant we spent a lot of time walking over to Sturgeon Dr. to see if we could hang-out w/ Eric & Ed!! From swimming at Pin Oak & playing King of the dock to sneaking beers from Uncle Pete, summer's & family get togethers were always best when we could hang-out w/ Eric & Ed!! So many great memories! I'm just heartbroken for Laurie & the kids, Sandy, Ed, Amy, Ron & Michael!! I've thought about you all constantly since I heard of Eric's sudden passing. I still can't believe it & I'm just so so sorry. He was a great guy & so much fun to be around. He will be missed forever. Lots of Love, Denise Carr, Travis & Laney.
Denise M. Carr-Rossiter Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM
My heart is broke! I babysat those boys in the summer months , Ill never forget when Eric smashed Eds finger with a hammer omg I thought he would lose his finger , but He didnt ! That will stick in my mind forever! God Bless u Eric !! Love Joni
Joni Robinson Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM