December 8, 2019

Born in: , California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Eric Lenz, 61, passed away in Fremont Sunday, December 8, 2019. The son of Wilbur and Nancy Lenz he graduated from University of California at Berkeley and was a Senior Technical Director at Lam Research.
He is survived by his loving family: Michelle, wife of 32 years; Haley, daughter, and Michael, son; Nancy, mother; Stewart and Patrick, brothers; and many extended family members. All of us in his family wish to thank the medical care professionals and many friends who helped during his six years with pancreatic cancer.
A Celebration of Life Memorial for family, friends and colleagues will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020.  
If you would like to join us, please email:                                       
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice or Eric’s favorite; Friends of Cal Crew, 2999 Glascock Street Oakland, CA 94601.

Memories Timeline


  1. I have worked with Eric over 25 years and he was a mentor to myself and several more. His door was truly open to anyone and I would always bounce crazy concepts for solutions and he would always give creative ideas that contributed greatly to our success. He will be greatly missed for his advice and his friendship. Our condolences to the family

    • I have known Eric since my first month at work back in July 1995. I had very little knowledge about the semi-conductor world but eager to learn. Eric has been very helpful to me through my start with the company. I am grateful to have know Eric. It was a pleasure to work with Eric.

  2. CandleI had worked with Eric when we were both in the Linear Clean Group. He is one of those rare individuals who you can have an interesting discussion on just about any topic. He is very insightful and always willing to help. Although Eric may be difficult to convince at times, working with him had pushed me to look at the problems we are trying to solve from different angles. He will be missed.

  3. I met Eric as a co-worker at Lam Research in 1993. He was by far one of the brightest lights Lam ever had with a very unique & creative mind. His many patents & contributions attest to this. Everyone on planet Earth may not realize but as many of his ideas improved & shrank the chips & associated technologies there’s a little bit of Eric in every microchip out there….he is one who truly had an impact on the entire world & we are all the richer for his contributions. Lights like his don’t come around that often but I most happy to say I was enriched by Eric both directly & indirectly. His time amongst us was too short for sure…farewell my friend!


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