Eric Michael D’Andrea, of Virginia Beach, died suddenly on Nov. 2, 2015, at the age of 18.
He was born on July 23, 1997, in Havelock, North Carolina, to Christopher and Eileen (formerly Domonkos) D’Andrea.
Eric was a proud graduate of the class of 2015 of Princess Anne High School, earning his International Baccalaureate Diploma. In high school he was a cadet in the Navy JROTC program and a member of the rowing team. Boy Scouts of America was also an integral part of his life. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout with four Silver Palms and served various times on staff for National Youth Leadership Training. He was a member of Troop and Crew 490 of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and was a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow Blue Heron Lodge.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents; brother, Dylan; and grandparents, Bernarda Fonseca and Carol and Louis D’Andrea. He is also survived by other family and friends.
Visitation for Eric will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to support the establishment of the Eric D’Andrea Scouting Memorial Fund to support and encourage young people to pursue leadership development at the unit, council, area, section, region and/or national levels of Boy Scouts of America programs. The use of the funds is not limited to any particular course or program with the Boy Scouts of America.
Donations can be made by mailing checks payable to Eric D’Andrea Scouting Memorial Fund, Navy Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 3000 c/o Eric D’Andrea Scouting Memorial Fund, Merrifield, VA 23119-3000 or transfer directly to the NFCU account, Access Number: 9243650.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home.
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