Catherine M. Erwin

Catherine M. Erwin, 90, formerly of 5879 Thornton Road, Cherry Creek, passed away Thursday (October 3, 2013) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.

A lifelong area resident, she was born August 30, 1923 in Ellington, the daughter of the late Alton C. and Cecilia J. Anderson Ostrander.

Catherine was a graduate of Ellington High School.

Surviving is her daughter Deborah (Todd) Christopher of Allegany; her son Donald Erwin of Ellington; and four grandchildren: Kyle Christopher, Kaitlyn Christopher, Kristy Erwin and Donald Erwin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald W. Erwin, whom she married May 30, 1941 in Ellington and who died March 7, 1983.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery, Ellington. Rev. Jennifer Delahoy, pastor of Kennedy United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Visitation will not be ob-served.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department.

Visit the Falconer Funeral Home website at to light a candle in remembrance of Catherine.