Obituaries: Darren Zane English

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday January 20, 2021
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Darren Zane English
Darren Zane English

September 29, 1966 — January 8, 2021

Darren Zane English, 54, passed away in San Francisco on January 8, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Darren is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Eric Marason of San Francisco; parents Ed and Janith English, brother Martin English, and sister Tanya Catlett, all of greater Kansas City; and his aunt Carolyn of Colorado.

Many will remember Darren hosting at the Castro Country Club, but those close to him know of his long career of activism with the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, of which he was the cultural coordinator, and his years as instructor of spiritual healing through hypnosis with Novus Spiritus. Darren's giving nature was reflected in his personality and deeds. He was always ready to give help to his friends in need or crisis. Darren had an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Disney, gained from his past employment at Walt Disney World and subsequent study of the films, music, theme parks, and artwork/Imagineering that he loved so much.

Darren and Eric enjoyed a devoted, loving life of world travel and adventure together despite Darren's ongoing health challenges. For more information or to share your memories, contact Eric at

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