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Tanner Eric Kalasz

Posted on May 12, 2021


Tanner Eric Kalasz, 20, passed away on the morning of April 10 in an automobile accident.

Tanner was born on Oct. 27, 2000, in Fairfield, Ohio, to Eric and Michelle Bernardoni Kalasz. After graduating from Wake Forest High School in 2019, Tanner joined the Army National Guard and completed boot camp at Fort Jackson in October 2019. Tanner was a current student at East Carolina University in Greenville, and was a member of LifePointe Church in Raleigh.

Tanner had a huge heart and would do anything for the people he cared about and loved. Although strong willed and stubborn, Tanner was very passionate about the things he loved and could talk for days about trucks, the Army, and anything outdoors. Tanner was one of the original founders of the Wake Forest High School’s Collision Repair Club.

As the oldest of three, Tanner was the definition of a great big brother to Raegan and Aubrey. As their biggest role model and protector, he taught them to never live in fear, always do what makes you happy, and was fiercely protective.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his two sisters, Raegan and Aubrey; grandmother, Sharon Quale; grandfather, Robert Kalasz; grandparents, Terry and Alicia Reinitz and Richard and Pamela Bernardoni; as well as many aunts and uncles who loved and adored him.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund at Wake Forest Federal FBO The Tanner Eric Kalasz Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1167 Wake Forest, NC 27587 is available for those that wish to donate.

Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home.

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