Eric Joseph Cosgriff

Dec 30, 1967 - Nov 16, 2020

Eric Joseph Cosgriff

December 30, 1967 - November 16, 2020


Eric Joseph Cosgriff was born in Elyria, Ohio, son of Frank and Diane Farkas. Eric was the only son with three sisters, Lisa, Mary, and Tina. He moved to Lehigh Acres, Florida in 1978. Eric attended Riverdale High School and graduated in 1986. Right after high school he went into the Navy and was stationed in Concord, California. He became the Gunnersmate on the Mt. Hood and was honorably discharged in 1990.

Eric then moved back home to Florida where he met his future wife, Caroline Grace Newell, and have been together for 30 years. Eric and Caroline had one daughter, Dylan Grace who attended their wedding at 10 days old on June 15th, 2003.

Eric attended the University of South Florida, graduating with a degree in Criminology. In 1996 Eric joined the Phoenix Police Department and most recently on the Drug Enforcement Bureau.

Eric loved: travel, college football (Ohio State Buckeyes), music, laughing, working out, camping, fly fishing, golfing, attending concerts, going out to eat, his rescue dogs (Finley and Hoyer), his watch collection, foot rubs/back scratches and always had to have his morning coffee. He was also an amazing dancer.

"This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all." 1 John 1:5 NLT

Funeral services for Eric will be held on November 23, 2020, at
Hansen Mortuaries and Cemetery
6500 E Bell Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
There will be a public viewing from 12:00-2:00 pm; the service will begin at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to the 100 Club.


Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Desert Hills Memorial Park

6500 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Desert Hills Memorial Park

6500 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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