Frank Joseph Erk, Jr.

December 16, 1946 - January 19, 2023
The Herring Center at Furman University
1274 Duncan Chapel Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29617
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Francis J. Erk, Jr., 76, resident of Taylors, South Carolina, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 19, 2023 at Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital after complications from metastatic melanoma. Born on December 16, 1946 in Bayonne, New Jersey, Frank, and his twin brother Fred, were the sons of the late Francis J.Continue Reading

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Mary Maloney left a message on January 30, 2023:
I always looked forward to our annual trek to the Wilderness Lodge in PA for a cross country skiing weekend with Frank and others from Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. I also biked with him a few times—he was always so competitive! He kept himself in top shape! I was sad when he moved away, but I continued to hope that he’d return for a reunion ski. He spoke so fondly of June and Kendra, and I loved to hear stories of his overseas adventures. I am shocked and saddened by his death, and I send my condolences to his family. Frank was a good one. Peace.
Karen Lesseig Snyder left a message on January 30, 2023:
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Frank. We graduated from STHS together. He was a kind, funny, smart, considerate person. He was loved by everyone!
Cindy Moore left a message on January 29, 2023:
I met Frank at the bakery in Saluda several years ago. He was with Greg Efner’s whom I knew. Frank started joining us for bike rides from Tigerville, TR and Mountain View Elementary. He was always such good company. I can’t believe he is gone and will think of him often. I was with him the day the derailleur on his bike broke at the Mullinex fire station. We had to go back and get him. I think about him every time I go by there.
Pat Olson left a message on January 29, 2023:
June and family I am so sorry for Frank’s passing. While I knew him mostly through trash pickup days for the Friends of Lake Robinson, he was a gentle person, full of life and loved the lake. He will be very much missed by many. My condolences to you June and the family.
JOHN SHOWALTER left a message on January 28, 2023:
Frank, getting to know you was one of the very best parts of being in our OLLI High Country Hikers group. Chats about photography and especially about our connections to Purdue (your pride in your achieving daughter) made the miles fly by, and your smile was always welcoming. Rest well, my friend.
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Allen Winiski left a message on January 27, 2023:
Frank will be missed by the many of us who photographed with him at OLLI. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
Michele (Birk) Rubin left a message on January 27, 2023:
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I have many fond memories of Frank & Fred when I was spending summers in Doylestown. May Frank’s memory be a comfort and blessing to you all in this difficult time.
David Schutzman left a message on January 27, 2023:
I am very sorry for your loss. Frank and I took several classes together at OLLI. He was wonderful to be around and a great person as well as photographer. He will be missed.
Terry and Jim Dyas left a message on January 26, 2023:
Oh Frank, you gentle giant. You always had a smile on your face. We will miss you. We will remember our college sport talks Purdue vs PSU, along with our many walks in the hood but most of all our weekend hikes around Furman Univ. We enjoyed relaxing on your dock and enjoying the view. My dad was a NJ Bell lineman so you two had lot in common. We hope you are taking in some fantastic shots in heaven. RIP
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