STOUTZ, Eric, 50, passed away October 18, 2013, at Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio.
Eric is the son of Dr. Henry and Mrs. Stoutz, of Ventura, California, where Eric was born and raised prior to settling in Steubenville.
Eric is survived by his wife, Monica and their eight children; Micaela, Philip, Hannah, Bridget, Lucy, Eleanor, Clement, and Isaac; his sisters, Katherine Bowman, Elizabeth Browne and Kristen Clawson.
Eric was a dedicated, loving husband and father who had also committed his life to teaching the Catholic faith through his work at Catholics United for the Faith, where he worked since 1996.
Eric was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer last June, and since then has suffered heroically. His greatest desire was that his suffering would be united to the suffering of Christ, and that it would bear great fruit and bring good to many people.
Calling hours are Monday 5-9 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel.
The vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Parish (everyone please meet at the church), Steubenville; followed by a burial service at Mount Calvary Cemetery and a reception at Holy Family Parish.
Memorial donations will be used for funeral expenses and the ongoing needs of the family (donations are tax-deductible). Please note on the check "Stoutz family" and mail them to the Seton Initiative for Families, 158 Pine Lane, Toronto, OH 43964.
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Eric's soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.