Eric Considine was a young man who lived his life by the golden rule, his family members said.
“During the short number of years he lived, he lived them really great,” said his grandmother, Martha Hernandez. “He was the kind of person the world needs a whole lot more of.”
Eric Considine, 31, of Hobart, died May 26. He was a member of Local 150 Operator's union for the past 10 years.
He is survived by his parents, John and Kathy Considine, and four brothers. He also is survived by Jessica Lowell, to whom he was planning on proposing.
He loved his dog, Goliath, who barked to alert neighbors to the house fire that took his life.
Family members said Considine was always generous and willing to lend a hand.
His brother, John Considine, said he looked up to Eric even though he was his younger brother.
“He always had time for his family and friends and would drop anything to help,” he said. “He was always the strength behind everything.”
He loved riding his Harley, playing soccer, as well as playing FIFA soccer on PlayStation. He also loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.
His faith was important to him, and he wasn’t afraid to share it with others, Hernandez said. The two would have hour-long conversations about Bible verses.
“We would have wonderful talks,” she said. “He was 31 years old and still calling his grandparents.”
His mother, Kathy Considine, said her son had a big heart his entire life.
“He said God blessed him with more than he needed,” she said. “You never had to ask for help. He was always there.”