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Eric Baumgartner

April 5, 1981 - February 9, 2022

Eric Baumgartner, age 40, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Born in Wilmington on April 5, 1981, he was a son of Roger J. and Diana M. (Hess) Baumgartner. Eric was a 1999 graduate of Newark High School, where he was member of several music groups and ROTC. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA Troop 56. Eric enjoyed working in many skilled trades, his favorite being carpentry. He was co-owner of Yes We Can, Home Improvements. Eric took great pride and joy in helping many neighbors and friends spruce up their homes and yards. Always willing to help those in need, Eric will be remembered as a good guy with a big heart.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching the Eagles try to win, watching movies, and driving his faithful Chevy Silverado truck.

Eric is survived by his parents, Roger and Diana Baumgartner; brothers, Adam Baumgartner of Newark and Bryan Baumgartner (Courtney) of Helotes, TX; aunt, Heidi Hess of Erie, PA; aunt and uncle Debra and Barry Capell of Saegertown, PA; and nephew and nieces, Alexa Baumgartner of Newark and Ethan, Erin and Emily Baumgartner of Helotes, TX. His nieces and nephew held a very special place in his heart.

There will be a private family service.

In memory of his friend and companion Sadie, donations in Eric’s name can be made to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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11 Condolences for Eric Baumgartner

  • Dear Roger, Diana and Family,
    Eric truly was a “good guy with a big heart”. His kindness and warm smile will be missed by many.
    Be assured that Eric will be remembered in my daily prayers along with all of you.
    Louise

  • I have many many memories growing up with Eric as my neighbor. My early childhood wouldn’t have been the same without him. I send all my love to his family.

  • Sending our sympathy for your loss of Eric. Many memories of the friendship our son, Marc, had with your family. Please accept our love and hugs at this time of loss.

  • Roger, I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your son. May you and your family find peace in knowing that he is now in the loving arms of God.

  • Dear Roger & Diana, I am so sorry to read of Eric’s passing. My sincere sympathy for your loss. I have many memories of Eric and Lori playing together while Adam and my Brian were on the soccer fields. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy Pat Fogg.

  • Dear Diana and Roger,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved son Eric. I remember him as always being so kind as a young boy.

  • Dear Roger and family I send my sincere condolences of Eric’s passing. May you find peace in the memories you have together.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Judy Subach

  • My deepest condolences to your family. Eric was a great friend in our younger years (ROTC and High School) and such a great guy. So many great memories growing up with him. I am deeply saddened to hear of this. May he rest in peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Eric was such a nice person with a cheerful spirit and he will truly be missed.

  • Our deepest sympathies. I great young man gone way too soon. We both remember him well from scouts, Newark High School, and the Newark High School swimming and diving team.

  • I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Eric was a great friend growing up. I have many fond memories of our adventures during childhood, school and Boy Scouts