Erik Woodward Memorial Fund
Erik died unexpectedly Saturday, April 13, 2019 when he was accidentally struck by a vehicle near his Napa home. He was 25.
Erik was born to proud parents, Denise and Fred Woodward, on February 9, 1994, in Fremont, CA. He was welcomed by his excited big brothers, Shane and CJ.
The family moved to Pleasanton when Erik was 5 years old, living near Lydiksen Elementary School, which the three brothers attended. He continued his education at Hart Middle School and Foothill High School. Erik, eager to keep up with his big brothers and hang out with his friends, dabbled in several sports – Little League baseball, lacrosse, CYO basketball, football and wrestling.
Erik is survived by his adoring parents, Denise and Fred, and his beloved brothers, Shane and CJ. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Dick Woodward, of Yountville and Claudette Woodward, of Napa; his maternal grandparents, Anita Azevedo, of Carmel Valley, and Jerry Durham, of Ripon; aunts and uncles, Laurie Congi, Tod Woodward, Lynnette & Pat Bernie and David Durham; and 10 cousins, plus their four children. He was preceded in death by his uncle Vic Congi and aunt Martina Durham.
A memorial will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
The family encourages friends to wear casual and colorful attire to the memorial in honor of their fun-loving son. Erik’s favorite color was purple. Everyone is invited to attend the memorial and reception. Friends who attend the reception are encouraged to share their favorite Erik stories and memories.
Please help us raise funds to cover his funeral expenses.