Below is his obituary.
Montgomery, Ala. – Eric Edwin Diener, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29th 2008 in Montgomery, AL.
Eric was born in Newport, RI and lived in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area for most of his life.
For the past four years he lived in Asheville with his wife and dogs.
Eric was a self-employed home builder, a passionate humanitarian and loving husband.
Deeply saddened by this loss are his wife Laura Dominkovic, his parents Thomas and Patricia (Pam) Diener of Brentwood, TN, his sister Erin Diener of Wilmington, NC, and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held January 11, 2009, at 1:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Weather permitting, his ashes will be spread in Graveyard Fields after the service (dress appropriately), followed by a reception at the home, 29 Spinet Street.
Memorials gifts may be donated to Save the Children (http://www.savethechildre n.org/).
To donate to a specific country, call 1-800-7283848.
Eric was dedicated to supporting countries in critical need, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, Gaza strip, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Rest in peace, my love!