Douglas G. Erwin, 78, of Penn Yan, died June 24, 2017.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday June 29 at Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan. A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30 at Saint Michael Church in Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Yates County History Center, 107 Chapel St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527 or St. Michael School, 312 Liberty St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
He was born in Brooklyn to Frank and Phyllis Erwin. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in the class of 1956. In 1960, he moved to Tacoma, Wash., where he rose to the position of president of State Mutual Savings Bank. Following his successful career at the bank, he became president of Financial Pacific, a financial services company. He retired in 1998 and traveled Europe with his wife, Judy, and they twice drove around the United States by car.
Doug was very engaged with his community. In Tacoma, he served on the boards of the United Way, Junior Achievement, Bellarmine Preparatory School, YMCA, Pantages Theater, Tacoma Public Utilities, and the American Cancer Society. He was also a long standing member of the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.
After returning to Penn Yan, he was president of and business manager for Lakeside Country Club and was on the board of the the Penn Yan Public Library, and Yates History Center.
Doug had a zest for life and his passions included his family, friends, travel, running (one of his fondest memories was running the Boston Marathon in 1982 while on his honeymoon), and contributing to the community.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judy; his daughter, Kelley Walker (Kenneth) of Bedford, N.H.; son, Patrick Erwin (Marilyn Strickland) of Tacoma Wash.; and daughter, Heather Hoppin (Jon) of Fort Collins Colo. He had seven grandchildren: Amber and Maura Erwin (Dorian Christensen); Kagan and Kaitlyn Walker; and Macie, Julia, and Aaron Hoppin. He is also survived by his siblings, Donald Erwin (Mary Lou) of Tacoma Wash.; Robert Erwin (Betty) of Gig Harbor, Wash.; Jan Donion (Wally) Gig Harbor, Wash., and several nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Forman, and his brother, Gary Erwin.