Eric Leonard Rounds
Former Nikiski resident Eric Leonard Rounds died Friday,
April 2, 2010 in Tigard, Ore. He was 63.
Visitation will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula
Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Funeral services and
burial will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the McGahan Cemetery and
adjacent North Kenai Chapel.
Mr. Rounds was born on October 4, 1946 in Anchorage to Dean Leonard and
Mary Doore Rounds.
He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972 and was awarded the
National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a
military translator, fisherman and ship captain.
"Eric loved his family, nature, and exploration. He enjoyed conversation
and debate. He was a lifelong learner, educating himself on any topic that
struck his interest. He will be missed greatly by his family and everyone
who knew him," his family said.
Mr. Rounds was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Daniel Snow
Rounds, Stephen Orman Rounds and Peter Seth Rounds.
He is survived by his son Kelsey Evan Rounds of Seattle; daughter,
Katrina Marie Rounds or Tigard, Ore.; and son, Samuel Doore Rounds os
Condolences may be sent to (address removed).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kenai Peninsula Borough
School District, managed by the Kenai Peninsula Foundation, P.O. Box 928,
Soldotna, AK 99669.