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Peter M. Erb, 66

Peter M Erb (66) of Mt. Eaton, OH passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024. He was born to Sam & Mary (Yoder) Erb on June 11, 1957. Pete is survived by his wife, Louisa Pirozzi-Erb and son, Samuel Han Erb.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his child, Meea-Lucas Erb; sister, Verna Erb; and father-in-law, Frank G. Pirozzi.
He is survived by sisters, Clara Erb, Fannie (Ed) Miller, and Leona (Dave) Hershberger; and in-laws, Eleanor Pirozzi, Frank M. Pirozzi, Timothy Pirozzi, Gabrielle (Wulf) Reinicke, Martine Pirozzi, and nieces and nephew.
Pete was a carpenter by trade and was known to many in the community through his 30+ years with Dilyard and Erb construction. For the past three years, he worked at Kidron Electric. He and Louisa served with SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) as location coordinators in Hindman, KY from 2015 to 2019. He also was involved in many MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service) projects, including leading numerous teams of local youth to assist areas hit by hurricanes and other disasters.
Pete had many interests. He enjoyed backpacking, working on (more so than riding) motorcycles, and telling long, convoluted stories. Pete was known for his creativity, and was artful in everything, from gardening to carpentry to cooking. In all he did, he took as much time as necessary to get it right.
Pete was a man of simplicity and humility. He lived a life of service and was never too busy to help anyone, whether friend or stranger. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Pete was a member at Orrville Mennonite Church, where calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 6. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 7. The family will be available for visitation for an hour before the service. The address of the church is 1305 West Market Street, Orrville, OH 44667. The family will hold a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, the families suggests contributions to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee), MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service), or Orrville Mennonite Church.

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