ERBECK, Lee David. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Kissinger) Erbeck for 60 years. Devoted father of Faith (Les Eckerle) Pirrmann, Holly (Jeff) Ford, and Nancy Erbeck. Son of the late Alvin & Hilda (neeTheile) Erbeck. Predeceased in death by his siblings; Ruth Erbeck, Carl (Patricia) Erbeck, Louise (Dan) McGrew, and Eugene (Sylvia) Erbeck. Loving grandfather of Adam Pirrmann, Nicholas Pirrmann, Chloe (Cameron) Auer, Erika (Slater Morgann) Ford, and Jillian Ford. Great grandfather to Kyra, William, Brianna, Logan, and Clarke.
Lee passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at the age of 84 years.
He was a graduate of Mason High School (Class of 1955), where he participated in every sport but football. He was named All County Center in basketball and years later was inducted into the Mason High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He earned his Associate and Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati.
Lee held multiple jobs through the years, includingworking on his family’s farm and his father’s store Al’s Toggery, canning tomatoes at the Canning Factory, hauling sacks of feed at the Ed G. Koehl Company, working in the plant at The Philip Carey Company and finally retiring as a Sr. Cost Accountant from Celotex (formerly The Philip Carey Company).
While working and after retirement, Lee started his own tax preparation business. He looked forward every year to tax season and was always excited after Christmas to get set-up for the new filing season.
A lifetime member (3rd generation) of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reading, Lee was an active participant in the life of the church serving in several capacities on church council, Head Greeter, usher, Sunday School Superintendent, singing in the choir, playing on the St. Paul bowling, softball and volleyball teams. Lee loved his church and his church family.
In his spare time, Lee collected stamps and lighthouses, loved reading the daily Cincinnati Enquirer and opening his mail, watching tv—especially the news, sports, crime dramas, history, U.F.O.’s, politics, Antiques Roadshow,American Pickers and The Hallmark Channel.
Lee greatly loved his family and was a friend to all; always offering a kind word, a joke, and a sly wink/twinkle in his eye and always a smile.
Friends may greet the family at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215 on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9am until time of service at 11am.
Burial will follow in Reading Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Lee's memory may be made to:
St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215 https://www.stpaulreading.org/online-giving/
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 https://www.diabetes.org/
American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/ohio/cincinnati