On June 22nd Eric David Greenspan unexpectedly passed away at the age of 52. Though he was born and raised in both Palm Springs, California and Cleveland, Ohio, Eric lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years and is the place he truly called home, even calling 74 his lucky number, which is the average temperature of Santa Barbara.
A true force to be reckoned with, Eric was larger than life bringing his big ideas and even bigger energy to every aspect of his life. “Go big or go home” was how he lived, never doing anything without going all in. He was fiercely passionate about his work which paled in comparison to the passion he had for his family and his community. He dedicated his life to his wife Angela, two boys, Jacob and Jackson, two stepchildren, Audrey and Slater, and their family dog Taco. Whether it was on the sidelines of his children and stepchildren's endeavors or pulling together an entire community amidst tragedy, his enthusiasm, leadership and compassion fueled every step he took to help support those who needed him.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Eric was a technology genius who was committed to excellence, pioneering big ideas others could only dream of and making them a reality. While his professional accomplishments garnered many accolades over his lifetime, his true purpose was to use his talents. He touched many lives and will be deeply missed. Eric is survived by his wife Angela, sons Jacob and Jackson, stepchildren Audrey and Slater, mother Malka Alley, siblings Randy Greene and Robyn Greenspan.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. A private gathering for the family will immediately follow.