Catherine M. Erwin

Catherine M. Erwin, 90, formerly of 5879 Thornton Road, Cherry Creek, passed away Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013), in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Ellington, the daughter of the late Alton C. and Cecilia J. Anderson Ostrander.

Catherine was a graduate of Ellington High School.

Surviving is her daughter Deborah (Todd) Christopher of Allegany; her son, Donald Erwin of Ellington; four grandchildren: Kyle Christopher, Kaitlyn Christopher, Kristy Erwin and Donald Erwin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald W. Erwin, whom she married May 30, 1941, in Ellington, and who died March 7, 1983.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery, Ellington. The Rev. Jennifer Delahoy, pastor of Kennedy United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Visitation will not be observed.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department.

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