• Ted Mayr Funeral Home
    Ventura, CA
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Zachary Alexander Eschrich 1990 - 2013

Zachary Alexander Eschrich

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Alex was a charming young man. I had the privilege of watching him grow up over his adolescent years. I remember when he was born. Beautiful boy with that California blond hair. He and my sister became instant best friends. Now as an older brother, I should be protective of my younger sister but heck this was Alex. I loved him and he was a blast to be around. His energy was contagious and heart as big as his hair.

Our families grew up side by side and we spent a lot of time with one another via vacations, holidays or just getting the Webb's and Eschrich's together. Trips to Mammoth and Roberto's for dinner in the evening (where apparently every other family in Mammoth also attends.). Alex would supply the entertainment while we waited for our tables. Christmas dinner spent at Lawrys where we ate like kings or family BBQ's.

However, my fondest moments with Alex came while we were at their Westlake home. Leslie and Zack many years ago asked if I would watch the boys (babysit while they went out to dinner.) This is where I got to really know and love Alex. I looked forward to watching/ hanging out with the boys so much. On a regular basis I would watch Alex and his brothers. We had such a blast playing video games, watching sports etc. Alex and I would play Mario Cart over and over. The only problem was eventually Alex would have to go to bed but we were like two kids wanting to stay up just a little bit longer.

We talked sports, played basketball (Horse) and endless hours in the pool. Alex was a great athlete and seemed to do well in almost everything he tried. However, at the Acton house it was baseball or the awesome playground set in the Eschrich's backyard that occupied our time. Alex was always so upbeat and happy.

Alex will be missed more than I can express. Alex will always be my little brother. Although I'm frustrated that he is no longer here, I know that he is with you Lord- PAIN FREE. I look forward to the chance of seeing my little brother again and maybe playing another round of Mario Kart before he introduces me through the gates of Heaven. We will have a lot to catch up on. I love you Alex.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
We nurses on the 4th floor fell in love with the kind, patient, snack-loving guy Alex was. No matter what was tossed at him, it was either thumbs up or thumbs down. No complaining. Even when his Aunt took a photo of him in the air on the sling.....good sport he was but he vetoed the green hat. :-) May all of Alexes family and friends find comfort in the memories of how he made you feel. Julie RN
Friday, June 21, 2013
Before we really got to know each other, Alex and I took trumpet lessons with Frank together. Frank used to have us compete against each other with whole note contests, and every week I'd ask how long Alex held the note for so I could try to beat him. Early middle school we also had to perform buglers holiday, but we could both barely make it through the piece, so when it came time to put it together we spent more time goofing off than rehearsing. We also sat next to each other playing trumpet all through middle school and high school. Looking back, all those years seem like the blink of an eye. I remember some days we'd get in so much trouble for goofing off all the time, but he made it so much more fun. One time we threw a pencil at each other and I honestly thought we were going to get thrown out of rehearsal. I looked forward to band because I knew that sitting next to Alex it'd always be fun and an adventure, and that guaranteed I'd never be bored. My prayers go out to the family, and I will always remember and cherish the memories.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
We cannot tell you with words how much we love you, and we pray that you are comforted by the love of Jesus Christ through this most difficult time.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I have known Alex since the day he was born, if you look at the pictures of him one might not think of him as a Big Kid but from day one I called him Big Al, I don't know where I got that I just started calling him Big Al, maybe because he had such a big heart.
I remember one time a few years ago we all went to lake Powell on a house boat trip and one day Kathy, Alex and I went out for some wakeboarding we had to go all the way to the main channel to find some really nice water, we all skied for a few hours and Alex said he wanted to ski back to the house boat, I told him there was no way, it would be like 25 to 30 minutes no one can ski that long… well my nephew could and did, he was so tired but he would not quit he made it all the way back he never let go.
Alex never gave up on life either; he fought all the way to the end. I think everyone that knew Alex will be the better for it, he was always positive never down and never complained, he was taken from us all way to soon, and he will be missed. I will see you again Big Al
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