John "Eric" Nordbak

Lifelong Downey resident John "Eric" Nordbak passed away on February 8th at the age of 64 after recently battling health issues. He passed away at home alongside his family.After attending Rio Hondo, GrifÔ¨Åths, Warren, and U.C. Davis, Eric had an extensive career in construction management, most recently at Dalke & Sons Construction. He was an avid golfer, outdoorsman, lifelong sports fan, and DJAA and Little League coach for his kids and others. He and his wife, Tracy, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in December. Those who knew him know the love Eric had for his children Kris, Karina, Cameron, and Casey. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Nordbak. A private scattering of his ashes will take place where Eric surfed in his youth. Those who wish to contact the family can send a message to In true Danish tradition, Eric would raise his Manhattan for a sk?•l reminding everyone to "Be Cool, Be Careful, Have Fun!"

********** Published: February 16, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 44