I was just thinking of Mr. Erisman today when I learned of his passing. My late father, Paul E. Grant, became close friends with Mr. Erisman as they worked together on cases for a civil engineering company where my father was vice-president. Dealing with Penn-Dot, various municipalities, and various other litigants, my father often shared his memories of Mr. Erisman's handling of situations in the courtroom. My father did so with great respect and often humor, reflecting on Mr. Erisman's superior ability to hold court with other attorneys in the room. They never lost a case.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Erisman during the last 15 years of my father's life (deceased 2013). It was always an honor and treat to be among two old friends who reminisced on their countless times in the courtroom. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him while dining at the Union League, restaurants along the Main Line and in Harleysville. He always walked from his office to the Union league to meet us well into his 80's.
He made a tremendous impression on me. I will prayer for him and the entire family. He truly was a renaissance man- a man of dignity, grace and honor. My sincerest condolences.