ERIE. Pa. — Eric H. Jarvi, age 58, of Girard, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Conneaut, Ohio, to the late Vernon N.C. and Mary Jane Patterson Jarvi on July 15, 1954.
Eric graduated from Northwestern High School in the Class of 1972. He was athletically gifted, and enjoyed playing football, baseball, softball, horseshoes and darts. He held the West County dart championship belt for many years.
He loved cooking, barbecuing, hunting and fishing. He also took a keen interest in American history and current events. Eric was a diehard Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan.
Eric was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #381 in Albion, Pa. He worked for the local 603 laborers union. He had certifications in hazardous material extraction, pipe fitting, masonry and scaffolding.
In addition to his parents, Eric was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph Kaputa II.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Sherry Kaputa Jarvi, whom he married on Oct. 31, 1992, in Girard. He will also be missed by his daughter, Terry Mook of Girard; his sister, Margaret R. Jarvi of Conneaut, Ohio; two brothers, Vernon N. Jarvi of Boiling Springs, N.C., and Mathew M. Jarvi of West Springfield, Pa.; his two grandchildren, Kyle Mihalak and Brady Mook; his mother-in-law, Sally Palo of Girard, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Joseph Kaputa and his wife, Diane, of Girard, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Diane Watters and her husband, Brian, of Girard, Pa.; and three nephews, Michael and Benjamin Jarvi, and Joseph Kaputa.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Nov. 11th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the DANIEL R. EDDER FUNERAL HOME, 309 Main St. East, Girard, Pa. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.
To send condolences visit www.edderfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.