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Robert W. Erdos
August 2, 1930 - March 25, 2017
Robert William Erdos, loving husband of Erda Erdos, died peacefully on March 25, 2017. Born in Philadelphia on August 2,1930, he was the son of Clothilde (Tepley) Erdos (d. 1932) and Henry Erdos, who later married Kathryn Todd.
Bob lived in York his entire life, graduating from William Penn Senior High School in 1948. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1955. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. Following his military service, Bob joined his father at Danskin, Inc. where he served as Plant Manager, and retired as Senior Vice-President in 1980.
Bob's lifelong passion for traditional jazz inspired him to found Stomp Off Records in 1980, a recording company dedicated to preserving the styles and repertoire of traditional jazz and ragtime music from the turn of the century through the 1920s. Bob has produced records by bands playing throughout the world and has released over 430 albums. Stomp Off recordings have been used on soundtracks of films and television productions. Bob was considered an authority on classic jazz. He traveled with Erda to jazz festivals in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Bob served as President of the Manufacturers Association and was a member of the Board of Directors of York Hospital, the Jewish Community Center and York Federal Savings and Loan Association. He served as Chairman of the United Way of York County. He was a member of Temple Beth Israel and the York Jewish Community Center.
Bob was an avid tennis player. He was a fan and supporter of the University of Pennsylvania Basketball program and attended most home and away games for many years.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his sister, Norma Bernstein of York; three children, Karen Erdos of Newton, Mass., Gail Erdos of Belmont, Mass. and Michael Erdos and his wife, Diana Anhalt, of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Charlie Erdos and Jackson Erdos of Philadelphia, Ayla Erdos-Steinberg of Los Angeles, Julian Erdos-Steinberg and Rae Erdos-Steinberg of Belmont, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 2090 Hollywood Drive, York with Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan officiating. The family will receive guests at the Temple beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at South Hill Hebrew Cemetery. A reception at the Temple will follow the interment.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Community Center of York, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, the York County Community Foundation of York, 14 West Market Street, York, PA 17401, and Our Space Inc., 464 Common Street, Box 306, Belmont, MA 02478, founded by Bob's daughter Gail, dedicated to helping improve the lives of children with cancer.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St. York, PA 17403.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 28, 2017
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