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Alan (Smoother) John Erb (AKA WERB Weatherman)

February 5, 1955 December 1, 2017
Alan (Smoother) John  Erb (AKA WERB Weatherman)
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Obituary for Alan (Smoother) John Erb (AKA WERB Weatherman)

Alan (Smoother) John Erb (AKA WERB Weatherman), 62, of 1257 White Oak Circle, Dry Fork, Va., entered into his eternal rest on Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 5, 1955 in New Jersey to the late Jeanne Francis Ploger Erb and the late Thomas Frederick Erb. Alan led a full life. He worked for Columbia Forest Products and had many interests. He was an avid gardener and loved to build ponds. He enjoyed training his dog Ginger and was a lover of computers. He loved computers so much he owned and operated a computer store for a number of years. Alan took a great interest in the weather and was an avid follower of the weather. He took meteorological classes and was a storm chaser. He was the WERB weatherman for his neighborhood.

Alan is survived by his fiancé Karen A. Wright of the residence, three daughters, Shannon Erb of Dahlonega, Ga., Sara E. Fields of Atlanta, Ga. and Kerri Rose Erb of North Port Fl, as well as a stepson Jason Reilly of Franklin, NC. In addition, Alan is survived by brothers and sister Jeff Erb of New Jersey, Roger Erb of Danville, Sue E. Rogers of Summerville, SC and Tommy Erb of Levittown, PA. He is also survived by grandchildren Olivia Henry and Daymion Anderson, and Jayson, Alexis, and Keera Reilly.

A celebration of the extraordinary life of Alan Erb will be held at Norris Funeral Services, Mt. Hermon Chapel on Tuesday evening, December 5, 2017 from 6 – 7 pm. Friends are invited to attend and celebrate Alan’s life. At other times they will receive friends at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Alan’s memory be made to the American Heart Association, 3140 Chaparral Dr. Building C, Suite 106, Roanoke, VA 24018 or the Diabetes Foundation, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 404, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Erb/Wright families. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life




6:00 PM 12/5/2017 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/5/2017 7:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 Virginia
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22202

American Heart Association

Memorial Processing Ctr.
4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979

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