ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eric Pardee, 69 years old, born on December 18, 1951, and passed away on May 23, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Leatrice Clark on June 2, 2021
Dear Sue & Family,

My sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. I am praying that you all will be strengthened by the love of many, comforted by all of your memories and find peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by Kristin Dadas on June 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, Sue. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. 
Posted by Christine Fowler-Mack on June 1, 2021
May you be comforted by good memories born out of your deep and enduring love! I will be praying for you and your family as you move through the days and week's ahead. Peace & love.
Posted by Debora Holland on June 1, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Draupadi Pradhan on May 28, 2021
Dear Sue,
I am so sad and very sorry to know your great loss. Let Almighty bless you and Eric's loved one to overcome the ocean of grief and give courage to move comfortably and peacefully with good memories of moments with him.
Posted by Daniel Heim on May 28, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, Sue. Gail's and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Joi Mahoney-Curry on May 28, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Joi Mahoney-Curry
Posted by Zakiyyah Bergen on May 27, 2021
Dear Sue,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer.
Posted by Anna Gregory on May 27, 2021
I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort as you reflect on the significant love that was shared. I will continue to pray for your family.
Posted by Karen Heinsbergen on May 27, 2021
Dear Pardee Family,

My heart and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Karen Heinsbergen
Posted by Kathy Lawrence on May 27, 2021
I am so very sorry Sue. What a great loss for you. I remember meeting Eric at the Radiolab show in Playhouse Square. I wish you peace and comfort in happy memories.
Posted by Bob Swaggard on May 27, 2021
Sharing in your sadness as you remember Eric.
Posted by Kathy Coleman on May 26, 2021
Eric was a kind, patient and wonderful co-worker. We will miss him dearly! May the joyful times always remain in your grieving hearts.
Posted by Bina Mishra on May 26, 2021
May your memories give you peace and comfort

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Posted by Leatrice Clark on June 2, 2021
Dear Sue & Family,

My sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. I am praying that you all will be strengthened by the love of many, comforted by all of your memories and find peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by Kristin Dadas on June 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, Sue. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. 
Posted by Christine Fowler-Mack on June 1, 2021
May you be comforted by good memories born out of your deep and enduring love! I will be praying for you and your family as you move through the days and week's ahead. Peace & love.
his Life
Eric Arden Pardee, loving husband, father, brother, and son who believed family was everything and acted accordingly, passed away on May 23rd at 69 years young after a four year battle with pancreatic cancer, with his wife’s arms around him.



Eric counted every day he had with his loving wife Susan Dietz Pardee as a blessing; even the pandemic couldn’t phase him because it just meant he got to spend more time with his favorite person in the world.Although they weren’t able to go on their many planned travels thanks to COVID, they did spend their time walking at Acacia, visiting Mentor Headlands and Edgewater, and most importantly trying to watch every available show on Netflix and Hulu cuddled up and falling asleep together. He loved board games and card games, largely due to having the devil’s own luck as Susan often lamented after losing another hand. His other great love, which he passed on to all his children and his granddaughter, was his love of reading. Dune, Ringworld, the Red Mars trilogy and endless computer coding books were just a tiny sampling of the many he read; crack open a book in honor of Eric and travel to another world.



Eric was a fiercely loyal friend who spent his life working, learning, hiking, biking, running marathons, swimming and taking yearly road trips all around the country to “inculturate the tiny barbarians” as he termed his three children. Road trips included books on tape and musicals, to which his children knew all the words. He loved his children unconditionally, and we all loved him to the moon and back and will miss him every day.



Eric was born and raised in Guys Mills, a small town of less than 200 people in Pennsylvania, and went on to build a life in Cleveland, Ohio as well as travel to Japan, India, France, and Belize. He was comfortable and happy wherever he was as long as he was with his family; his mind was as open as the universe and everyone he met could sense his love and acceptance.



After earning his MBA, Eric went to work for KeyBank in systems and IT, and worked there through his career except for a short stint with Cole Optical. Asked about his work, he said every day he got to solve a puzzle. He loved the mental exercise and cherished his colleagues and team. Active in the community, over his years he was a Heights Library Trustee, CH-UH Lay Finance Committee Co-Chair, Democratic Committee member, Great Decisions co-facilitator and supporter of many important causes in the community. He was also his wife’s biggest supporter, managing her successful City Council campaigns through three terms.



Eric's family includes his wife Susan, his daughters Kelsey Leigh Pardee, Elisabeth Lynn Kewalramani (Sumit)granddaughter Maya Margaret Kewalramani of Chicago IL, and Val Pardee of Portland OR. In addition, other members of his family include his brother Craig Pardee of Meadville PA. He was preceded in death by his father Arden Pardee, mother Margaret Pardee, and younger brother Joel.



Celebration of Life will be held June 27, 2021 from 2-5 PM at Proximity Golf Lounge (3099 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Hts. 44118).  In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cleveland Food Bank, WCPN 90.3, or Hospice of Western Reserve.

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Shared by Lori Blackwell on May 27, 2021
Eric will be missed by so many people as he touched so many lives. I was blessed to be in his circle of friends and honored to have worked with him. He has left many nuggets of knowledge and just made your workday a little easier. Sending my condolences to the Pardee family & praying you find comfort in this wonderful man's memory.