November 30, -0001 - November 9, 2008
ERBY, JOHN W., 1ST LT., US ARMY RETIRED, DEVOTED HUSBAND OF DELORES ERBY FOR 39 YEARS; LOVING FATHER OF KIMBERLY G. ERBY AND SHANNON N. ERBY; DEAR BROTHER OF WILMA & CHARLES FRANCIS, TERRELL & GLENDA THOMAS, GWEN & MICHAEL WILLIAMS, BRUCE THOMAS AND BILL & PATRICIA SELF; PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2008, AT AGE 68. VISITATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH AT HODAPP FUNERAL HOME, 8815 CINCINNATI-COLUMBUS RD., WEST CHESTER. VISITATION IS FROM 10 AM UNTIL TIME OF FUNERAL SERVICE AT 12 NOON. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS TO: JOSEPH HOUSE HOME FOR HOMELESS VETS (1522 REPUBLIC STREET, 45202) OR VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 10 (8418 READING ROAD, 45215) OR THE MILITARY ORDER OF PURPLE HEART.
Sorry to hear about John. Just
learned about his death this P.M.
John will be missed by all the
State of Ohio Purple Hearters.
Blessings to the family.
Fr.Thompson, Chaplain Dept.Ohio
I feel honored to have known you.
You were an inspiration for all Veterans to do more.
See you on the other side Brother.
A great man with a lifetime of wisdom and a world of experiences shared himself passionately with friends and strangers. Your strong soul will be missed but lives on.
Please accept my condolences and prayers for you and your family at this time of loss. My prayers are with you. John was such a wonderful human being who did not know how to say no to veterans and their causes. He was very proud of his service to his country and it reflected so in everything he did or said. He will be missed greatly!
Dee, I send my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear John. I knew John way back many years ago in Cincinnati, when I used to belong to the VVA Chaptrer 10. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow and assure you that John is now with God and at peace.
So sorry for your loss of John.
My prayers are with you and your family.
I would like to thank you for sharing your husband and father with all of us at The Purple Heart. John was the most gracious and honorable man I think I have ever met, he always made you feel as though you were the most important person in the room. For his friendship I am so thankful, he will be greatly missed and a part of our hearts go with him.
Again thnak you for sharing your husband and father with us.
Past Department Pres. State of Ohio
Dear Dee, Kim, and Shannon-
Your John came into my life at age 11 (little league in Fresno). We were friends and teammates through WUHS. John was my hero. Thankfully, I told him so a few years back. And not for all that he did–which is enormous, but for his hero’s soul. He is one of God’s own. My love and prayers are with you during the grief of the loss of one who cannot be replaced. You shared a rare gift. Clarence Page wrote me about John: ‘He is one of the most heroic, kind-hearted, interesting, and intelligent individuals I have ever known” No wonder God wanted him back. Peace and all good.
It was with great sadness that I learned of John’s death. John was a wonderful and dedicated man…he will be missed! I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.
Dear Dee – I extend my sincere condolences to you on your loss of John. You are in my prayers. God bless.
Delores, I am sooo sorry to hear about your loss!! My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Hi Dee, I am very sorry for your lost. May God be with you and your daughters in this time. God Bless.