I don't believe my brother, Eric Hardman, ever met a stranger, he was full of life, outgoing, charming, with an infectious smile, a best friend to many. Eric's son was his world, and Eric was "the best daddy on the planet" to his son, Gavin. He was the oldest son of five siblings, the first nephew, the first grandson, the first boy cousin; for ten years he was stuck with all girls so when he finally got a little brother, his excitment was beyond words. Shane, his little brother, will surely be celebrating with him in heaven, but we are heartborken here on Earth. Eric was our protector, our goofball, our hardworker, he looked out for so many people; now it's time we repay the favor and take care of him. This is the third unexpected death in our family since April and I want to ease the burden on my parents and siblings. I want to make sure Eric has a service where people can come and honor his life and share stories. I would like to have him with our little brother, that would bring some peace, to know he isn't alone. The cost is over ten grand and we will try to figure it out but some of you have asked about donating or helping. I don't think I could thank you enough and I'm sorry to even ask. We hope to know about services by tonight. From the bottom of my heart, thank you in advance. I love you all. Please share.