Eric Lee Vaal, 23, Sarasota, Fla.

Eric Lee Vaal passed away Monday, December 21, 2020. He was the youngest of two children born to Rick and Teresa Vaal. Eric attended Fruitville Elementary School in Sarasota, Haile Middle School in Bradenton, and Manatee School for the Arts where he excelled in playing the saxophone and graduated in 2015. Eric loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars with his dad.

Eric is predeceased by his grandfather Phillip Stewart of Bradenton, FL and his aunt Sandra Baus of Kalamazoo, MI. He is survived by his parents; father, Ricks Vaal of Bradenton, FL; mother, Teresa Vaal of Sarasota, FL; sister, Leighann Vaal of Bradenton, FL; grandparents, Art and Virginia Vaal of Jasper, IN; grandmother, Esther Stewart of Bradenton, FL; 7 aunts and uncles and many cousins.

Eric was a very special person and will be deeply missed by so many. A celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, December 30th at 11 am at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 3825 E. State Road 64 Ste 300, Bradenton. Online condolences may be offered at

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