William C. Erb



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Greece: April 25, 2009 at age 86. Predeceased by his son, Patrick M. Erb. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Michelina Erb; children, John Erb, Karen (Kenneth Harzynski) Erb, Amy DeCesare, Charles (Carol) Erb, Janine (Todd) Jones, Maribeth (Mary Finn) Erb, David (Briana) Erb, Rebecca (Frank Tantalo) Erb; grandchildren, Kristina, Lorna, Kevin, Elise, Shaylee, Christopher, David, Leah, Hannah, Alayna, Alyssa, Adriana, Andrew, Katherine, Benjamin & Elizabeth; many dear and devoted friends. William was the founder of Erb Financial in Greece. He enjoyed sailing, going to Keuka Lake, gardening and was always the life of the party. William will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 12 Noon at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Cariola Children’s Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory.


  1. Lynda and Dan Pleckan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Amy and family, We are very saddened for your loss. Know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people who care, and in the hands of our Loving Father. May you find comfort in the days ahead in your fond memories of your dad. Dan and lynda

  2. Carl DiStasio on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    As we did at Holy Apostles school we prayed a lot. I am doing this as I write. No doubt you are now in the high heaven.Good memories and my best. arl

  3. Florence Gilligan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mickey and Family, Mary is letting me use her e-mail because I will be unable to see you over this sad time for all of us who know him. We had lots of good times together which I will always remember. As you probably jknow, I am unable to go traveling just yet, but hope and pray for you all. Love Florence Gilligan

  4. john and dorothy taffner and family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mickey and family..we were so sorry to learn of Bill’s death. Last time we saw both of you was at one of the Greece Choral Society’s concerts last year..and Bill as always was smiling. Remembering also when we took David and you took Becky to Fredonia..to start their college days. We did have fun that weekend! We are keeping you and all the family in our prayers at this very sad time. Please know how much we care. Our love and sympathy..John and Dorothy Taffner

  5. Joe Pierce on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mickey and Family: I am sorry to hear that Bill has passed on and that I cannot be in Rochester to personally express my sympathy. I have fond memories of our two families getting together and especially remembering Bill and my Dad joking around- Priceless! He was a good friend to my parents and I appreciate that very much. In your loss, may the Peace of Christ, which passes all understanding, be yours. Sincerely, Joe Pierce

  6. Paul Gramlich on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a co-worker,golfing partner and mostly a dear friend. My condolences go out to his family,who I am sure were very proud of him. May he rest in peace.

  7. Nancy Doohan-Eckert on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I grew up on Bakerdale Rd with the Erbs. I was closest to Rebecca as we were about the same age. My thoughts and prayers are with the Erb family.

  8. Fran and Linda Pierce on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I have nothing but found memories of Bill and the Erb family. I recall our family dinners when we were kids – packing either house will lots of energy, good food, and great friendship. I can only think of Bill smiling. Thanks for the memories Bill. Love Fran and Linda Pierce and family

  9. Sage Kester on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I just want to send my condolences to the family. He will be missed greatly. I am Mary Quant’s sister and particularily enjoyed when I was able to enjoy a nice afternoon sail with Bill on one occassion when I was visiting the Quant’s cottage. I always tried to stop in and visit while I was there at the lake for some interesting stories and to see how the garden was coming along. What a smile and laugh that I will remember him by.

  10. Frank and Karen Tantalo on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It is with a deep sorrow that we learn of Bill’s passing. We know that Dad and Grandpa will be sorely missed. Our sincerest condolenecs to Michelina and family. God Bless all!

  11. Mary Lou Sheridan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Karen, I just learned of your dad’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers……God Bless ……..

  12. Jeanne & Bob Sandholzer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Karen: We are sending our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  13. Pete Pierce on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mickey – Sorry you lost your best friend. I didn’t know Bill that well, but I always remember that he was the only one who could make My Dad (Fran) laugh….EVERY TIME!!!! I know he will be missed. Pete Pierce Minneapolis, Mn.

  14. Mary Jo (Pierce) Rzadca on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mickey and Family, I was sad to hear about Bill’s death. He was a wonderful friend to my Mom and Dad. Your family will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Mary Jo

  15. Ann and Joe Best on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our community is blessed by the leadership and service of the Erb family. God bless William and all his family. Thank you for being there for us.

  16. Ron & Cheri Minerd on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our sincere condolences to the Erb family and all of Bill’s friends. Bill was a great friend and mentor to me. Michelina and Bill treated my family as if their own. We thank God that He put Bill into our path. We will surely miss him. But we know it is only for a season; for we look to see Bill again in the Kingdom of God. ‘For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised…and we will be changed.’ May God bless and comfort all. Sincerely Ron & Cheri Minerd

  17. Tom Ruggieri and Rebecca Graff on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our sincerest sympathies to Michelina and the Erb family. Bill was a great guy and will be missed. We planted a Catawba grape vine in our yard in memory of him today. Tom and Rebecca

  18. Terry and Kelley Nesbit and Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill had the ability to put a smile on anyones face and also make them laugh . our regards, The Nesbit Family

  19. Gerry Pierce on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To all of the Erb family we express our deepest condolences. Bill was a great man and we have many fond memories of him. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask. Gerry, Priscilla and Jason Pierce

  20. Joan Sailer Cavanagh on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To all the family, My sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband/father. Your father and I were both in the Class of 1938 at Holy Apostle School. God Bless. Sincerely, Joan Cavanagh

  21. Sister Maria Pacelli, SSJ on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Mrs. Erb & Family, especially Marybeth & Janine…My deep sympathy on the death your husband & father. We will remember him at the masses here at the Mother House.

  22. Michelle (Nupp) DeMersman on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Erb Family, Very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Erb. He was such a terrific guy with a great sense of humor!!! I loved working and having him come in with that big ol smile and brightening up the most dreary day!!! He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Michelle

  23. Miche Olney on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Erb family, I worked with Amy and Karen at the airport many years ago and I was always fascinated by the wonderful stories about their large family. Your Dad must have been a very loving man to have such a devoted family. I wish you all many happy memories. Miche Olney

  24. Fernando Espejo on October 17, 2022 at 3:53 am

    Really sorry to find this. My sympathy. Fernando from Spain…

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