Dr. Kenneth Emerson Erwin, 88, entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2015 in Ripon, CA. He was born on September 13, 1927 in Porterville, CA to the late Gifford and Ruth M. Erwin. In heaven he joins his parents, three sisters and his loving son Benjamin Emerson Erwin.
He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Ruth H. Erwin of Manteca; his children, Timothy Emerson Erwin and wife Grace of Alameda, and Sarah Ruth Oblin and husband Jacques of Manteca. In addition he was blessed with five grandchildren, James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, Emma Erwin, Monica Oblin and Megan Oblin. Ken has one surviving sibling, Dorothy Hall of Yucaipa.
Ken was a Manteca resident for over 60 years. For the past two and half years he was a resident at Bethany Homes in Ripon. Originally from Selma, CA, Ken made his home in Manteca after serving his country proudly through the United States Navy and after earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California at Davis. He would become a well-known member of the community as he part owned and operated Manteca Veterinary Hospital. Ken was a Kiwanis lending a helping hand anyway he could. He served the City of Manteca for 32 years as their trustee on the San Joaquin County Mosquito Abatement District. Ken was an avid reader. He enjoyed spending time outdoors letting the warm sun shine on his face. After retirement, he was mostly know for baking homemade bread, and making his incredible salad dressings. He thoroughly enjoyed being with his grandchildren and listening to his favorite jazz music. He will be remembered as a most loving husband, wonderful father, and special grandfather as well as for his perpetual love for animals. He will be greatly missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Erwin family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Chapel Service will follow on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00am at P.L. Fry. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, 3661 East French Camp Road, Manteca. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Office of Development, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shield Ave., Davis, CA 95616-8734, City of Manteca Animal Shelter, 115 E. Wetmore St., Manteca, CA or Pets and Pals Animal Shelter, 12488 Harlan Road, Lathrop, CA 95330. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituary
Thursday, November 12, 2015