PETER L. ERWIN U.S. Army veteran

Hudson -- Peter Lawrence Erwin, 75, died Feb. 4, 2014. He suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy.

Mr. Erwin was born in New York City on Nov. 8, 1938, and grew up in Freeport, NY. He attended Dartmouth College, where he played football and lacrosse and graduated in 1960 with a degree in psychology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a military policeman. In 1961 he married Gail Avy. They had three children. In 1974 they moved from Rockville, Md., to Hudson, Ohio.

During his career, Mr. Erwin worked in sales for several furniture companies. He ran 13 marathons and numerous shorter races, was active in Christ Church Episcopal and for many years managed the Salvation Army kettle drive in Hudson.

Mr. Erwin was preceded in death by his parents Hugh Sr. and Julia; wife Gail; sister-in-law Karen Avy Soles; brother-in-law Pat Crowley; and granddaughter Kelly Rinaldi.

He is survived by his brother Hugh Jr. (Elizabeth); sister Jane; sister-in-law Lynda (William) Leitner; daughters Julie (David) Erwin Rinaldi and Bonnie (Jon) Tosino; son Geoffrey (Amy); and nine grandchildren, Justin and Colin Rinaldi; Nicole, Christopher, Jessica and Julia Tosino; and William, Margaret and Elizabeth Erwin.

A memorial service will be at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson on March 29 at 11 a.m. Donations may be sent to the Foundation for PSP, at http://www.psp.org/.

Redmon Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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  • I am so sorry for yur loss. ¬†Your parents were awesome role models, cherish the memories.

    Mary Dawes Tuttle