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Eric Burnell Zentner

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Eric Burnell Zentner Obituary
Feb. 20, 1981 - March 26, 2011

On the morning of Saturday, March 26, 2011, our beloved son, brother, cousin and friend, Eric Zentner, died when struck by a hit and run driver on Highway 101 near Buellton in Santa Barbara County.

Born Feb. 20 1981, in Winters, Eric, 30, was in a committed relationship with Tanya Vieira of El Dorado County and they had planned to start their lives together before his tragic death.

Eric is remembered for his amazing gift for connecting with people, his love of family and his hundreds of friends from various parts of the world. He was a model, actor and aspiring screen writer and lived in New York, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Santa Barbara, recently moving to Esparto.

Eric is survived by his father, Val Zentner; and stepmother, Bonnie Coloretti, both of Esparto; his mother, Lisa Bricker; and stepfather, Gary Bricker, both of Gold River; his brother, Andrew Zentner; half brothers and sisters, Aaron Zentner, Sarah Zentner; stepsisters, Dawn Starr and Nicole Bricker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Eric's life from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the home of his grandmother Myrtle Zentner, 15130 County Road 85, Esparto.

Published in Daily Democrat on Apr. 14, 2011
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