Zachary Seth Esters
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Zachary Seth Esters

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milton for Zachary Seth Esters, age 26, who died in an aviation accident while flying along the Trinity River near Cleveland, Texas on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Milton.

Reverend William Schambough, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milton, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his parents, Irvin Glenn Esters and Monica Maria Lormand Esters; his maternal grandmother, Mercedes Lormand; his paternal grandmother, Grace Esters; his Godparents, David and Leah Lormand; his girlfriend and the love of his life, Sara Brooks; one brother, Aaron; one sister-in-law, Heather; one niece, Arya Rose; and many wonderful friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Those who knew Zachary knew him to be a fine human being. He had a kind heart and a loving spirit. He was so very much loved by so many people and he touched so many lives. The ripples he sends out from his short life will extend to many people, for many years, and for many generations. He was a risk-taker and an adventurer; a comedian and prankster, but most of all a loyal and loving son and friend. He was altruistic to a fault and many friends, family, and even new acquaintances were recipients of his kindness and hard work.

Zach packed more living into his 26 years than do most people twice his age.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Theophis "Bill" Lormand; his paternal grandfather Glenn Esters; and one aunt Beth Lormand..

Pallbearers will be Gabe LaFleur, Jarred Castro, Garrett Shexnailder, Kain Miller, Zach Privat, Will Chitwood, Jason Bodin, and Will Armstrong.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Friday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811

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Published in The Advertiser on Sep. 8, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial
01:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
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September 9, 2016
I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Frye
September 9, 2016
So sorry to read of your loss. Please allow God, the God of all comfort, to provide you the comfort you need during this difficult time.
Bourke Family
September 7, 2016
So sorry for your great loss. I will be praying for the entire family.
Beth Wood Powell
Dalton, Georgia
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