Eugene E. Erb

Eugene E. Erb, formerly

of Lakewood and Panama,

died Sunday, March 24,

2013, in the Brightonian

Nursing Home, Rochester,


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.

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 Lar-

chmont, 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 will be in Panama

Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be made

to Panama Baptist Church,

22 North St., Panama, NY

14767 or Harmony Historical Society, P.O. Box

1943, Ashville, NY 14710.

You may light a candle

in remembrance of Eugene