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Eugene "Joe" Russell
Eugene "Joe" Russell Erwin, age 81, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at his home. He was born on October 2, 1931, in Toledo to Russell and Mary Ann (Wears) Erwin. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Joe was employed as a mechanic throughout his working years.
Surviving are his children, Joe Erwin, Dan Erwin, Susan, Doug Erwin, Stacey (Pat Scullin) Miller and Terri (Lee) Stewart; sisters, Joan (Roy) Hayes, Marylou (Rich) Furrer, Wanda (Ralph) Bassler, and Bernice (Al) Cardonick. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Opal Price-Galvan and Catherine Grater.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening immediately following visitation in the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment will be private. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 11, 2012