David Erbe

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, April 13, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Obituary of David Dean Erbe

David Dean Erbe
Sidney, NY

Baseball player, joke-teller and fisherman, David Dean Erbe, 74, died April 8, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Born March 14, 1945 in Cooperstown, New York, he was preceded in death by his father, Donald Erbe. He resided in Sidney, NY for many years. David attended high school in Oneonta, NY and signed to play professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins after graduation. He later worked at Custom Electronics in Oneonta, Amphenol/Bendix in Sidney, and retired from working at Corning Inc. in Oneonta.

David's life will continue to be celebrated by his daughter, Michelle Lee and her husband Dustin; son, Ryan Erbe and his wife Katie; granddaughters, Evelyn, Vivian, and Lilian Erbe; son, David Erbe and his wife Helen; grandson, Zachary and granddaughter, Carly; step-son Jeremy McKown and his wife Julie; grandsons Hudson and Jonah; step-daughter Jennie McKown and her partner Ernie Dotson; grandsons Connor, Mason, and Logan as well as his brothers, Richard Erbe, Dean Erbe, sister, Liz Wilcox; mother, Mary Close Erbe; and fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, good friends, neighbors, co-workers, and all who knew him.

David enjoyed playing baseball, bird-watching, tree identification, fishing, and telling original jokes. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people laugh. David was great at making conversation with strangers and had a special knack for putting people at ease.

We would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses, nursing assistants, and doctors who cared for David in the Emergency Room and in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00am. Calling hours and the funeral service will both be held at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY. Share memories and condolences with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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