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  • "So sorry to hear about this. I can't you how much I enjoyed..."
    - Sarah Kemple
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    - Dee Revere
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    - Joan Jackson
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    - Pam Masella
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    - Vinny and Cheryl Boles
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Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA


(nee TWYMAN)  

Karen passed away at home on May 25, 2012. She was the loving wife of Colonel (Retired) John Jay Erb and their life together of over 39 years including a military career of 27 years. She was an avid runner and marathoner, not so avid golfer, accomplished dental hygienist and world traveler in search of another great bottle of wine. Karen was also a devoted mother to Melissa Erb of Tampa, FL and Stephanie Imamura of Lorton, VA and to her precious grandson, Ryan Imamura. She leaves behind her father, Bobby Twyman; brother, Cary Twyman and his family; and sister, Susan Twyman. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Marianne Erb and sons-in-law, John Imamura and Jim Billys. She also leaves behind her office mates at the Doctor John T. Grubbs Dental Office in Alexandria and her wonderful patients; as well as the countless friends she has made over her 61 years of life. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 30 from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 31 at 1 p.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The National Alliance On Mental Illness (www.NAMI.org) or to Alive! of Alexandria, VA (www.alive-inc.org). Cards, flowers and guest register may be found at:

Published in The Washington Post on May 29, 2012
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