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Obituaries

Robert Edward Ervin, Sr., 80

A  funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.17, at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, Florida 34238 or E.A.R.S. Post Office Box 1257, Engle­wood, Florida34295 in mem­ory of Robert Ervin, Sr.

Robert Edward Ervin, Sr., 80, of Rotonda West joined his lov­ing wife, Bar­bara, in eter­nal rest on Thurs­day, Sept. 15.

Born on May 12, 1936 in Bal­ti­more, Md., to the late John and Melva Ervin, Robert served the US Navy.  He retired from the Mary­land State Police after 21 years with the rank of Sergeant.  He ulti­mately retired from the Depart­ment of US Army at Fort Meade, Md.

Robert is pre­ceded in death by his wife Bar­bara in 2015 and a son, Robert, in 1992.

Sur­vivors include his son: John (Colleen) Ervin, II of Linthicum, Md., and a grand­son: John Ervin, III of Santa Mon­ica, Calif.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, Florida 34238 or E.A.R.S.  Post Office Box 1257, Engle­wood, Florida34295 in mem­ory of Robert Ervin, Sr.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the Ervin fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com