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Evelyn Erb

Obituary of Evelyn Erb

Evelyn "Evie" Erb (nee Rieken), of Stroudsburg, PA, passed away on December 31, 2022 at the age of 88. Evie was born in Little Ferry, NJ on April 20,1934, the daughter of Gus and Christina Rieken (nee Bellm). She graduated from Hackensack High School then worked as a bookkeeper for Bergen County Probation Department. Evie enjoyed playing bingo and bowling. Evie met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Erb, while bowling on a Tuesday night bowling league. They were married in Aiken, SC on May 1, 1985 and settled down in Augusta, GA where they lived for 7 years. After Bob's retirement, they moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Evie and Bob enjoyed vacationing along the coast of Maine, Isle of Palms, SC, and Jeykll Island, GA, where she loved walking the beaches collecting shells. Evie was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grammy. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Evie is predeceased by her parents and her three sisters and brothers-in-law. She is survived by her husband, Robert Erb; her daughter Patricia Petrella and her significant other Bill Meyers of FL; her sons, John Best and his wife Marie of NJ, and James Best of NJ; her granddaughters, Julianne Daoud and her husband Joseph of VA, and Jaime Petrella of TN; her ex-husband Walter E. Best of FL; and many nieces and nephews. A private service was held at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Evelyn Erb's name.
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