- April 11, 1951 - May 25, 2012
- Alexandria, Virginia
of Karen's Passing
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“I just learned of Karen's passing when I went to make my dental appointment this morning, and am deeply saddened. Karen has been my hygenist since I...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Rebecca Mullen - Alexandria, VA
“I just learned of Karen's passing when scheduling my next appointment. As Karen's patient for over 10 years, I looked forward to my visits. She was...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff Sanfacon - Alexandria, VA
“With shock and much sadness, we just learned of Karen's passing. As our dental hygienist, she was so meticulous and thorough and would encourage us...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: JoAnn & Maurice Vaisman - VA
“Words can't express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.
years ago Karen and I were competing on the same racing team, she was such an upbeat Lady,...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Ecris Williams
“Jay, Melissa, and Stephanie -
Your family has had such a big impact on my life. I love all of you as if you were my family. Karen was such a great...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Krista Kirk Noble
“I'm so sorry to hear about Karen passing. Her efforts in the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association were very much appreciated and she will be...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Pam Kitner - Fort Valley, VA
“Dear Jay, Melissa, Stephanie, Karen’s father and siblings, Aunt Marianne, Ryan, and all of her extended family and friends:
Although we cannot...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Ann Haines, Aunt Ruth, and family - OR
“Karen was more than an ordinary person in my life. We all shared great times, laughs, raising children, and being just Army folk. Karen did not...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Lou - Vass, NC - Friend
“I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most diffcult time
9 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy Cheney - Honolulu, HI
Although I never had the opportunity to meet your Mom I know she was a wonderful person as the apple never falls far from the tree!
I am...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Laura Pulido - Tampa, FL
“Please accept our deepest sympathies. Karen was an inspiration to both of us and became a close friend to Bee. Our prayers are with you and our...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Chris & Bee Christianson - VA
“We are so sorry to hear Karen is gone. Our prayers are with you and your family.
12 of 32 | Posted by: LTC & Mrs Michael Bunting - GA
“Jay and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
13 of 32 | Posted by: Laura Mitchell - Fairfax, VA
“Jay- I am so sorry to hear of your loss and you are in my prayers. I never had the opportunity to meet Karen, but I know she must have been a...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Charlie Bremermann - Galveston, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
15 of 32 | Posted by: Nazanin Codd - Falls Church , VA
“We were so sad to hear of your loss. Karen was a very special woman who will be extremely missed. Your whole family will be in our thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Katie DeSarno and Family - Boyce, VA
“So sorry for your loss, Stephanie. We're praying for you and your family.
17 of 32 | Posted by: Alicia Thrower - Lorton, VA
“I was fortunate to have known Karen professionally through VDHA. I met Karen at our Annual Sessions several years ago when I started running. She...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Melanie swain - Richmond, VA
“Jay and family,
Mike and I were very sorry to hear about Karen's passing. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with her loss....Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Tamara and Mike Sevcik - KS
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time. We are praying God would show you all His strength, peace...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Joe & Rachel Grieco - Tampa, FL
“Jay, My condolences to you and the family. I will miss Karen during the Sunday runs. She was always full of energy and was a great runner. My...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Norma Helsham - Arlington, VA
“Thank you for touching my life. I loved you. You were an amazing and giving woman, with a forever smile.
Train hard in heaven. I want to race...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Garth - Alexandria, VA
“in my prayers
23 of 32 | Posted by: Debbi Clabeaux - FL
“My sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Karen through the Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Jenifer Spencer - Leesburg, VA
“I am so sad to hear Karen Passed away Last Friday.. I have known Karen for many, many years when we would race together. She was a great runner and...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Betty Blank - Falls Church, VA
I heart is hurting for you and your family. I know there are no words that can be said to ease the pain of losing someone so close to...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Tammy M. Turner - Accokeek, MD
“It was a joy and blessing to have known Karen. I meet her thru the Northern Virginia Dental Hygiene Ass. She volunteered at the NVD clinic and "MOM"...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Catherine Q johnson - Alexandria, VA
“Jay, our hearts are heavy for you and the girls, as well as the rest of yours and Karen's families. We have thoroughly enjoyed the few visits we...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Jeanne Crawford - Racine, WI
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
29 of 32 | Posted by: Sharon Breen - alexandria, VA
“I've known Karen since we were young wives at Fort Sill where our husbands were serving together. Our husbands were stationed together over their...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Bonita (Bonnie) Gallen - TX
“Dear Jay, Melissa, Stephanie and family
As Karen's friends and patients for many years we will always miss Karen's vivaciousness and ability to...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Voight and Judy Droitcour - VA
“Dear Jay, Melissa, and Stephanie,
I had the pleasure of working with Karen for 18 years. She was an awesome person who lived life--always on the...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Sara E. Chickering - VA
Karen K. (nee Twyman) Erb passed away at home on May 25th, 2012. She was the loving wife of Colonel (retired) John (Jay) Erb in their life together of over 39 years including a military career of 27 years, an avid runner and marathoner, not so avid golfer, accomplished dental hygienist, and world traveler in search of another great bottle of wine. Karen was also a devoted mother to Melissa Erb of Tampa and Stephanie Imamura of Lorton, and to her precious grandson, Ryan Imamura. She leaves behind her father, Bobby Twyman, brother Cary Twyman and his family, and sister Susan Twyman; as well as mother-in-law Marianne Erb and sons-in-law John Imamura and Jim Billys. She also leaves behind her office mates at the Dr. John T. Grubbs dental office in Alexandria and her wonderful patients; as well as the countless friends she has made over her 61 years of life.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Northern Virginia P.O. Box 8693, Reston, VA 20195) or to Alive! of Alexandria, Virginia (www.alive-inc.org).