Stephen Micah Erb

November 10, 2023
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Penn Yan- Stephen Micah Erb, age 24, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 as a result of an automobile accident.

Friends may call on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m. at the Penn Yan Bible Church, 2015 Kimball Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527. A Memorial Service will follow calling hours at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shed Haulers Brotherhood,

Stephen was born on December 5, 1998 a son of Cory and Lena (Wilkins) Erb. He was a member of the Bellona Fire Department and the Shed Haulers Brotherhood. Stephen was a country boy who was larger than life; he could light up the room with his smile and personality. He was a hard worker who would do anything to help someone in need.

Stephen is survived by his life-partner, Justine Maddox; infant-daughter, Evelyn Grace Erb; his parents, Cory and Lena Erb; five siblings, Ashley (Tim) Bieber, Joshua (Leanna) Erb, Christian Erb, Abigail Erb and Rena Erb; nieces and nephew, Emma, Adalyn, Jed, Eleanor and Aliyah; and  maternal grandparents, Bruce and Anna Wilkins as well as many aunts and uncles.

Stephen was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Frederick and Lillian Erb.

Please visit to send a message of condolence to the Erb Family.


Calling Hours

Penn Yan Bible Church

Saturday, November 18, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Penn Yan Bible Church
Kimball Road, Penn Yan
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Memorial Service

Penn Yan Bible Church

Saturday, November 18, 2023
2:00 PM
Penn Yan Bible Church
Kimball Road, Penn Yan
Get Directions


Lesa Anderson from Penn Yan New York on Nov. 14, 2023

Cory, Lena and family. My heart goes out to you over the loss of you son. You are in my thoughts today and for the days to come. Lesa

Johnna Ingram from Penn Yan on Nov. 14, 2023

Lena and Cory, Ashley, Joshua, Chris, Abbie, and Rena, Justine and Evelyn Grace,
My heart is breaking for you all. This world is a lonelier place without Stephen in it.
My God is faithful, though that may seem hard to believe right now, it's still true.
I will keep you all before God's throne in the days and weeks ahead. I'm your girl if there is anything else I can do for you, even just a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
Love, Johnna Ingram

Pam Griffith from Lake Pleasant, MA on Nov. 14, 2023

Prayers are with all of you! Much Love, Pam

Mary St George on Nov. 15, 2023

Lena, Cory and family. I just do not know what to say at this time. I can not even imagine what you are going through losing Stephen. My heart is breaking for you and I can not stop thinking about you. Sending love and light your way. Mary

Keith Christensen from Hilton NY on Nov. 16, 2023

Dear Erb family and friends, I like I’m sure everyone was shocked and saddened by this. I am in the shed business and have known Stephen for several years. He was always a pleasure to spend some time with. I welcomed seeing him at my shed lot on many occasions. May his family in particular find peace and comfort from God. I will truly miss him .

Laurie Guyette from Farmington ny on Nov. 17, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss Justine.

Kim S from Penn Yan, NY on Nov. 17, 2023

I am so sorry to all of you for your loss. May God guide you all through the process of dealing with this gap in you lives and hearts.

Keith Murphy from canandaigua ny on Nov. 17, 2023

Cory and Lena and family, My heart goes out to you at this time .You are in my thoughts. Keith and Cindy Murphy

MaryAnn Whipple from Canandaigua on Nov. 21, 2023

I am so very sorry to hear about Stephen’s death. I can’t even imagine your pain and sadness currently, at losing him. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

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