Erik J. Wurst Sr., 48, of Hopi Road, Jim Thorpe, died Monday, March 4, in his home. He was the husband of Penny A. (Thompson) Wurst.
- They celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2.
He was a self-employed general contractor.Born in Abington, Pa., he was a son Elizabeth (Carter) Wurst and the late Elmer Wurst.
He was a 1984 graduate of Council Rock High School.
He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are three sons, Erik Jr., Ryan and Matthew; two brothers, Gary, and his wife, Lisa, and Greg, and his wife, Corrine; two sisters, Ruth, wife of Steve Rinker, and Betty, wife of Michael Perrello Sr.; and three grandchildren, Tyler Wurst, Breadyn Wurst and Ella Wurst; and a sister-in-law, Beth Courtney.
He was also predeceased by a brother Elmer; and a granddaughter, Janessa Wurst. Service:
Viewing from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 8, Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe. Contributions in his name may be sent to the funeral home, 18229.