Eugene E. Erb, formerly of Lakewood and Panama, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, in the Brightonian Nursing Home, Rochester, N.Y.
He was born April 6, 1915, in Wellsville, N.Y., a son of Eugene F. and Florence Tracy Erb.
He graduated from Mayville High School in 1933, Fredonia Normal School in 1938, earned a Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State University in 1941 and a Master's Degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1961. He also earned a physical education teaching certification from Cortland State University.
Eugene E. Erb
As a teacher he worked for various school districts including Panama, Lakewood, Clymer and Southwestern. He served as principal for Barker Central School System and vice principal in Panama. In addition, he coached baseball and basketball at Clymer, Panama and Southwestern. He retired in 1970.
He was a member of the Panama Baptist Church where he had been a deacon, trustee, treasurer and member of the senior church groups. His other memberships included Odd Fellows, Summerset Masonic Lodge in Barker, N.Y., Sons of the American Revolution and the Fenton, Busti and Chautauqua County Historical Societies. He was a life member of the Harmony Historical Society.
Surviving are two children, Kathleen (Charles) Trowbridge of Pittsford, N.Y., and Roger (Jeanette) Erb of South Pasadena, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kristine Budill of Larchmont, N.Y., Jamie Arnold of Anderson, S.C., and Laura Quitugua of Temple, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances Graves whom he married April 18, 1936, and who died May 21, 1999; two sisters, Marian Baltz and Agnes Gillespy; and four brothers Walter, John, Lawrence and Wesley "Phillip" Erb.
No funeral service or visitation will be observed. Burial was in Panama Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Panama Baptist Church, 22 North St., Panama, N.Y. 14767 or Harmony Historical Society, PO Box 1943, Ashville, N.Y. 14710.
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