Eric, age 31, entered into God's kingdom on July 26, 2007 while on duty as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Boulevard, California. Eric Norman Cabral was born on June 27, 1976 in San Diego. He was the youngest of four children. He had three older sisters. His parents both referred to Eric as, "My Son". Eric graduated from Morse High School in 1994. He obtained a BS Degree in Kinesiology from SDSU in 2001. He received his Masters Degree of Science in Physical Education in 2003 at Azusa Pacific University. Before joining the Border Patrol, Eric worked as an Exercise Physiologist. In 2001, Eric became Assistant Fitness Director, as well as a professor at Southwestern College where he taught health and fitness classes for three years. In September 2005, Eric joined the U.S. Border Patrol. Eric was very family oriented. He spent a lot of his free time with family. He always enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews. Eric was a role model. He was very competitive in nature and loved playing and watching sports, especially football and basketball. Being a native San Diegan, Eric was a die hard Chargers fan. Eric's electrifying personality and great smile would always light up the entire room. He had a presence with people and made a memorable impression, especially for one lucky lady. Eric met Nina in 2003 and became a couple in February 2004. From that point on, they were inseparable. Although he will be greatly missed, he will always be with us in our hearts watching us from above with our Lord.
Eric is survived by his father and mother, Ernie and Norma Cabral, grandparents, Juan and Maria Cabreros, sisters, Erma Ponce de Leon, Sheila Lee, and Beverlee Cabral, brothers-in-law, Alex Ponce de Leon and Thomas Lee, nieces and nephews, Evangilynn, Aleialanee, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Zachary.