Eric Tognazzini passed way Friday morning at the age of 64.
As a native of Hollister, he was loved and respected by the whole community and received the Spirit of Hollister Award.Eric participated in the wheelchair soccer program and never let his handicap slow him down. He attended Sacred Heart School and was an avid Giant and 49ers fan.
He had his own recycling business.
Brother of Mark Tognazzini, Dorothy Bengtson and Kirk Tognazzini. He also was survived by four nephews, Matthew and Christopher Tognazzini, Todd and Eric Bengtson and one niece, Millisa Bengtson.
Eric was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Jane Flint Tognazzini.
Friends may visit on Thursday, May 26, 2011, from noon to 7:00 P.M. at the Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. The funeral services will begin on Friday at 10:30 A.M. leaving the funeral home and proceeding to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a funeral Mass commencing at 11:00 A.M. Graveside services will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road.
Contributions are preferred to HOPE.