Pamela Erwin

Funeral Service

12:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023
All Season's Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, New York, United States

Obituary of Pamela B. Erwin

On July, 15th 2023, age 87. Predeceased by her beloved husband, John (Jack) Erwin. Survived by her children, Holly Clough, James Erwin (Kari) and Heather Erwin and her grandchildren, Jonathan (Jon), Noelle, Kevin Clough and Elijah (Eli) Newcomb, as well as her brother, Harold Benham (Jane). Pamela Erwin was born on September 27, 1935, in Rochester. She attended Syracuse University where she earned a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) degree in 1957. She decided to pursue music education at the elementary level and taught music in the Brighton School District at both Brookside and French Road elementary schools during the school year of 1957/58. She married John Erwin in 1958 and taught piano in her home for many years while raising her family. She went back to being a full-time educator in 1977 as an elementary school teacher at Penfield Central School district where she taught multiple grade levels at several different schools. She eventually became a Gifted Education teacher at Scribner Road, a position she treasured and where she taught for many years until her retirement in 1997. In retirement, Pamela was involved in several volunteer activities, including working with students at the Laurel Civic Center after school homework program, as a driver for Meals on Wheels and as a leader of the South Venice Senior Center writing group. A life-long learner she continued to enjoy opportunities while living at St. John’s Meadows including furniture building for refugees as part of the St. John's Meadows Wood Working group, cultivating orchids, creating Mandalas and playing the piano. She was a beloved family member, friend, teacher and work colleague who touched innumerable lives throughout her active and loving life. Private family burial. A Memorial Service will be held at White Haven Memorial Park on Saturday, August 12th at 12:30pm in the All Season’s Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY. Reception to follow at The First Unitarian Church of Rochester in the Susan B. Anthony Lounge from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Contributions may be made in Pamela’s memory to: The Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability - mail checks to Farley Center, 2299 Spring Rose Road, Verona, WI 53593 or by credit card on their website.
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