Eric Beenfeldt, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.

Eric graduated from Lafayette College in 1966 and worked as a design engineer on NASA projects for the Lunar Module that landed on the moon on 1969. After moving to Maine, he earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering and was on the faculty of the electrical and computer engineering department at University of Maine until his retirement in May 2010.

Eric is survived by Robin Kruger, his wife of 41 years; a daughter, Megan, and her husband, Mark Orton, of Portland, Ore.; a grandson, Max, of Portland, Ore.; a son, Daniel, and his wife, Nanae Toyozato, of Sammamish, Wash.; a sister, Kristy, and her husband, Dirk De Vries; a sister-in-law, Karen McDonnell; a niece, Shannon McDonnell, and a nephew, Lawrence McDonnell; and also his great buddie, Brody.

The family will have a private ceremony in the spring.

“Never regret, never forget.”

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to the Mesothelioma Research fund c/o Dr David Sugarbaker, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115-9950.

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