Daniel Gregory Erb, son Gregory E. and Kimberly J. (Hawk) Erb died on June 22 from injuries sustained by a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
In addition to his parents, Daniel is survived by sister Jessica (Erb) Pierson, brother-in-law, Randy Pierson, nephew Harper Pierson, niece Adeline Pierson; sister Sarah Eva (Erb) Kimble, brother-in-law Chris Kimble, nephew Atticus Kimble; maternal grandparents James C. and M. Phyllis Hawk; and paternal grandmother Thelma M. Erb, and devoted girlfriend and life partner Beth Ann Rinaldi. And numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was proceeded in death by paternal grandfather Melvin L. Erb and Uncle Rex A. Hawk.
He attended New Philadelphia High School and graduated in 2002. He attended both Kent State University and Columbus State Community College studying graphic design and photography. For the past 13 years he worked for Promowest Productions in Columbus, Ohio, most recently as the the Director of Facilities, for Express Live (formerly LC Pavilion), Newport Music Hall, The Basement and the A&R Bar - woking closs to music that he loved.
Daniel was the lead in multiple bands over the years. His position with Promowest affored him the opportunity to open for nationally recognized bands such as Keane, Ben Fold, Our Lady Peace, and Franz Ferdinand. He was the happiest when he was on stage performing.
For those that knew Daniel you know he was a talented musician, he loved America, his family and friends. He was generous and kind - and never met a stranger.
He will be gravely missed by more people than he would have ever realized.
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