DURHAM – Eric Edward Paradis, 64 of Durham died at Duke University Medical Pavilion on October 30, 2018 from complications of Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease (GvHD) after a stem cell transplant in May 2017 for leukemia.
Eric was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky as his father was in the army. He lived in Wilkes-Barre, PA, New Jersey and other locations before moving to Durham. He was a dry wall contractor with his own business, TLC Drywall and Paint, with a focus on multi-family housing,
Eric is survived by his wife and soulmate, Heather Brumbaugh Paradis. He is also survived by his adopted son, Edwin Aparicio (Deniece); his daughters, Mikki Paradis (Hector) and Chelsea Campbell (Quintin); granddaughters, Makayla and Kennedy; his sister, Cynthia who was his stem cell donor; as well as many other family and friends. He is predeceased by his daughter Alissa.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held November 17th from 3-6pm with a memorial at 4:30pm. The service will be at his home 4911 Southpark Dr. Durham, NC 27713.
The family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Dr. Sarantopoulos Gift Fund. This fund supports Dr. Sarantopoulos’ research for Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease (GvHD). Checks may be made payable to Duke University, specify the name of the fund in the memo, and mail to Attn: Astria Wilson, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3961, 2400 Pratt Street, Suite 5000, Durham, NC 27705.
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