Eric Stephens

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Eric Stephens of Vienna, Virginia, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, Arlington, VA. Beloved husband of Penny; loving & devoted father of Becky Smith & Jeffrey Stephens; brother of Linda Beasley & Sharon Laird. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric & Christopher Smith & Samantha Stephens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 500, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Penny and the kids. I knew Eric at WHGA. Eric was a wonderful friend and co-worker. He brightened everyday and always made me smile. He was so quick wittted! He wasn’t just funny, he was tender and kind. I loved the deep bass of his voice. We talked about Eric’s next career in broadcasting! We talked about how much he reminded me of my brother Eric, who I lost in ’95. (We think they knew each other!!) He sent emails all the time, the halarious and the magnificent. I always looked forward to minutes I was lucky enough to spend with him. Eric , I will see you in heaven. Maybe then you can get me to take a spin on the bike. Love you, Pam

  2. Our love, affection, and friendship continue to reach out to Eric, Penny, Becky, and Jeff. Those feelings will never end. Eric is just in the next room and he will always be with us and our friend forever. Love to all and always, Barbara, Kevin, & Jonathan

  3. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. We are always going to be here for you through everything. Eric is now with our heavenly father, may he now rest in peace and watch over you and your family. God Bless The Stephens Family

  4. Dearest Penny, you are in our thoughts and Prayers daily. I know that Eric is now one of the many shinig stars above us to shine over us nightly. A lovely man gone too soon. Love, Paul and Donna

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear during at this sad time.God bless you all. Friend of Donna C’S

  6. As a friend of Donna’s I had been following Eric’s battle with cancer, keeping him and you his family in my thoughts, I was so sorry to hear that Eric had passed away, please try to take comfort from the fact that he is no longer in pain and nothing can hurt him again. Please accept my condolences at this sad time. julia (Kent – UK)

  7. Dear Penny, My deepest sympathy for your loss, you and your famiy are in my prayers at this very sad time. a friend of Donna C’s

  8. Dear Penny and Family, In this time of sorrow, may you be uplifted knowing that Eric is no longer in pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep in touch. Kindest Regards, Fred and Cathy

  9. Eric and I “joined” the family at nearly the same time. I enjoyed knowing him: a stalwart, seemingly gruff, “country boy”. Yet, clearly his native intelligence showed through, and his views or opinions were not deeply hidden. You knew where Eric stood on most any question. And he would defend his position. Certainly he will be missed, but all who took the trouble to know him, gained from the experience. Rest easy, and enjoy! Happy to have been your “StepFather-in-law”. Byron

  10. Dear Penny and family of Eric, I share in your sorrow at this time of your bereavement. You are much in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Donna’s and Paul’s friend. Isaiah 43 Fear not :for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

  11. Penny I am sorry for the loss of Eric my thoughts and prayers are with you and all his loved ones and friends sharon

  12. To Penny and family, We have never met but have a mutual friend Donna. My heartfelt sympathy on your loss. May you take comfort in the knowlege that even strangers share your pain and send warm thoughts to guide you through the darkness. Gods garden must be beautiful he only takes the best. Paula x

  13. Dear penny and family My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Eric is free from pain now and suffering no more. Barbara…. (a friend of Donna’s)

  14. Dear penny and family My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Eric is free from pain now and suffering no more. Barbara…. (a friend of Donna’s)

  15. Dear Penny, Becky, Jeff and Family, We wanted you to know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers. We have shared with Jeff, these past few months, the pain and anquish that Eric and you all have suffered through. We hope you find comfort knowing he is now with God, at peace and will suffer no more. You have our deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Bob Rollins, Nan Smith & Staff Club Pet International

  16. Dear Becky and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything we are here. With deepest sympathy, The Dempsey Family

  17. Dear family – I am deeply sorry for your loss, I remember Eric when Jim and I were married ( this is Kacey Lairds mom). Penny, Eric is in a better place and is still with you always. For Becky and Stephen I am not sure if you remember me but I too lost my dad to cancer almost 3 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I dont think of him so keep the great memories close to your heart and know he looking down on you. Melissa Shafer

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