Eric Namesnik (pronounced nah-MEZ'-nik)
was an American athlete and two-time
Olympic silver medalist who won the
silver medal for the U.S. in the 400-meter
individual medley at both the 1992 Summer
Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the
1996 Summer Olympic games in Atlanta,
The Olympic swimmer was the assistant
coach of the University of Michigan
swim team (1997-2004), and head coach
of the Wolverine Aquatics Swim Club
Biographical fast facts
Full or original name at birth: Eric John Namesnik
Date and place of birth: August 7, 1970,
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Date, time, place and cause of death: January 11, 2006,
at 10:11 a.m.*, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
5301 Mcauley Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan, U.S.A.
(Injuries sustained in an auto accident)
Wife: Kirsten Silvester (m. 1997 - January 11, 2006) (his death)
Father: John Namesnik
Mother: Katherine Namesnik
Burial site: Calvary Cemetery, Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Error corrections or clarifications
* Eric Namesnik was pronounced brain dead
at 3 p.m. on January 10, 2006, but was kept
alive on life support until the 11th, so
preparations could be made to donate his organs.
NOTE: Some initial obituaries misspelled
his last name, as well as the name of the
hospital where he died.
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