Obituary for James Franklin Erb Sr.
James Franklin Erb, 96, of Hampstead, passed away on February 7, 2018 at the Dove House in Westminster. Born September 17, 1921 in Lewisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Arthur and Martha (Criswell) Erb. Twice married, he was predeceased by his first wife, Naomi (Trott) Erb. He was married to his second wife Mary Sue (Skillcorn) Erb for 31 years.
Mr. Erb proudly honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his service, he embarked on a number of career ventures and was most recently the owner of J. F. Erb Real Estate in Westminster. He was a member of Freedom Lodge #112, A.F. & A.M.; Boumi Temple; Scottish Rite; The Beehive Club; B.P.O. Elks, Lodge #2277 in Westminster; American Legion, Sykesville Memorial Post #223; V.F.W. Post #467; and LifePoint Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter, Dona L. Voiltelle of Westminster; son, James F. Erb of Westminster; stepdaughter, Christine Herrmann (Robert) of Hampstead, ; stepson, Carl Sich (Patricia) of Baltimore; brother, Warren Erb (Janie) of Williamsport, PA; sisters, Patricia Erb of Williamsport, PA, Helen Fucco of Williamsport, PA. Grandchildren Michelle Sabo (Mike), Megan Lance (Matt), Kathryn Bogus (Eric), Brooke Herrmann, Brad Herrmann, Lauren Herrmann and Carl Sich IV. Also survived by five great grandsons.
He was predeceased by 2 sisters and 5 brothers. He will always be remembered because of the cigar in his mouth, his big smile and free hugs.
Visitation will be held at ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 934 S. Main Street, Hampstead on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 3:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Services will be held on Monday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. at LifePoint Church, 1701 Emory Road, Reisterstown. Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to the Carroll Hospice, Inc., 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 or to LifePoint Church, 1701 Emory Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.
Online condolences may be made at www.elinefh.com.
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