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Official Obituary of

John "Jack" L. Erving Sr.

April 17, 1937 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

John "Jack" Erving Sr. Obituary

John "Jack" Louis Erving Sr

Our father and Papa died March 26, 2024.

Jack was born April 17, 1937, to the late John and Evelyn (Vandenberg) Erving in Auburn, NY. He was married to Carolyn (Farrell) for sixty years prior to her death in 2018.

Jack is survived by daughters, Tammi and husband Tim, Terri; son, Tom and wife Kirsten. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Whitney, BJ, Madison, Catelyn, and great-grandson, Johnny. His grandchildren gave him great joy. He was predeceased by son, John L. Erving Jr. and brother, James.

Jack began working at the age of 15 to support his mother and younger brother after his father died suddenly. He spent most of his life working in grocery stores, including owning The Country Store in Niles, NY with his wife. He loved the grocery business and even in retirement, he would walk the aisles and critique the displays - a grocery man til the end.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 2, 2024, at St. Matthews Catholic Church, NC at 10 o’clock. 

 A graveside service will be held Friday April 12th at 11am in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Auburn, NY.

Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at


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Graveside Service
April 12, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph s Cemetery, Auburn


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