Kathleen Aida Erwin

Published 9:49 am Friday, August 26, 2022

Tryon– Kathleen Aida Erwin, age 99 of Tryon Estates, passed away on August 24, 2022.

Kathleen Aida Howes was born in San Jose, California on February 11, 1923, the daughter of Charles Edward Howes and Aida Magdelena Duffy Howes. Kathleen was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gordon Thomas Howes and Charles Alan Howes, and her husband of many years, Joseph Erwin.

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Kathleen attended Notre Dame College in Belmont, California, and Julliard School of Music in New York City. She fell in love with Joseph while attending school. They shared a mutual interest in music. While Joseph was a master pianist and organist, Kathleen would accompany him on her Stradivarius Violin. After marrying and settling in Englewood, New Jersey, they enjoyed teaching and performing. As part of their retirement plan, they built a wonderful home in the woods of Tryon, North Carolina – Rondo Ridge. They moved there full time upon retirement where Joseph spent many hours composing music and Kathleen enjoyed many hours of gardening and feeding the wild animals. They were both very active in the local church and The Music Club, which meets monthly at a member’s home to perform in-home concerts.

Kathleen moved to Tryon Estates following Joseph’s passing. She was active and enjoyed walks and swimming while living in her apartment. Always a happy, upbeat, and lovely woman, she decided last year that it was time to move into Assisted Living. Kathleen enjoyed 99 years with us. She was dearly loved and her sweet, happy voice and heartwarming soul will be greatly missed.

Services will be private. Condolences to the family can be made to www.sandersfuneralandcremation.com

Sanders Funeral Home
Columbus, NC.