NEWPORT - Raymond Howard Erb, 65, died unexpectedly July 7, 2015 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born July 31, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, a son of Fredrick and Lorraine Erb.
Ray owned and operated Newport Metals. He was an avid fisherman. He loved boxing and football, especially the New England Patriots.
He is survived by his wife, Clementine "Tina" Erb; a son, Jason and wife Darcy Erb, all of Newport; 2 daughters, Melissa and husband Philip Rand of Brewer and Rose Erb of Newport; 3 brothers, Steven and wife Allison of Mt. Vernon, Rodney and wife Sheila of PA, and Harry of AZ; 2 sisters, Nancy and Susan of AZ; 2 granddaughters, Eva and Devan; and the crew at Newport Metals.
A memorial service will be held at 2 P. M. Monday, July 13th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Monroe. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com