Eric Duane Jensen, \nHorseheads, NY \nBorn to Janet Louise (Hawkins) and Thomas (Toby) Lee Jensen in Salem, OH, on July 18, 1962, recently passed away at his home in Horseheads, NY. He attended United Local Schools in Hanoverton, OH and during high school, lettered in Varsity football, basketball, and track, while remaining active in FFA. Upon graduation in 1980, Eric enlisted in the US Army as a 19 Delta Cavalry Scout, and was stationed in Germany, Egypt, Czech Republic, and the US. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant E-5 in January 1985. Eric is survived by his father; his three brothers, Douglas, Scott, and Todd; as well as his three children, Jesslyn Austin, Garrett Knute, and Erica Lynn. Eric worked in Salem at American Standard for 24 years. In his retirement, he founded Coloring for Smiles Nonprofit Organization. His PTSD therapy led him to a divertissement as a colorist – bringing drawings to life. He donated framed colorings of popular action heroes, princesses, and cartoon characters to Children’s Hospitals in NY, OH, and PA, and provided veterans who earned the Purple Heart, with pictures to honor their valor. Eric was a Veteran’s Association award-winning poetry writer and artist. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed at Eric’s Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.