|Date of Birth||November 19, 1940|
|Date Deceased||August 9, 2023|
|Service Date||August 17, 2023|
|Service Time||6 p.m.|
|Service Location||Wallace Wesleyan Church|
AVOCA – Erin Alderman left this world to meet her Savior and Lord on August 9, 2023, age 82.
Born Erin O’Brien Dillon, on November 19, 1940, to Leslie R. Dillon and AnnaBelle (O’Brien) Dillon, of LeRoy, NY. She went to High School in Canisteo, NY. and married F. Bruce Alderman of Avoca, NY, on October 20, 1962. They had two children, Paul and Noele, and remained married until his passing last year.
She worked for a time as a receptionist at St. James Hospital, in Hornell, NY. In 1972, she became a Dispatcher for the Bath Police Department and Steuben County Fire Control, in Bath NY, where she retired after 23 years of service. She loved to paint and she loved cats. But the most important part of her life was serving God. She played piano and organ at Haskinville and Wallace Wesleyan Churches, as well as numerous others. She and Bruce loved to travel, and they volunteered at several ministries around the country at various times. She was kind, patient and loving.
She passed away peacefully in the company of her daughter. She was preceded by her parents, and her sisters, Cheryl and Sandra. She is survived by her two children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Erin’s life will be celebrated at the Wallace Wesleyan Church at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Elizabeth Rose Ministry at elizabethroseministry.org.
The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., AVOCA is honored to assist Erin’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances of Erin are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.