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The Telegram
  • John “J.P.” Eramo

  • John “J.P.” Eramo, age 78, of Circle Drive, Little Falls, formerly of Herkimer and Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.

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  • John “J.P.” Eramo, age 78, of Circle Drive, Little Falls, formerly of Herkimer and Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.
    He was born on Aug. 15, 1934, in Herkimer, the son of Peter and Vera Eramo. John attended Annunciation School, Ilion, and Herkimer schools. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Navy on the Fred T. Berry Battleship Destroyer. On Feb. 10, 1958, he was married to Arline Goss in Herkimer. John was a master craftsman and floor installer at Eramo’s Flooring in Fort Herkimer for thirty years. “J.P.” was a member of the Mohawk American Legion Post No. 25, Little Falls VFW Post No. 4612, and was a former member of DAV Stars and Stripes of Utica.
    Survivors include his wife, Arline; his children, Paul Eramo, of Herkimer, Lorie Vavrik and her husband, Steven, of Bessemer, Ala., and Catherine LaFountain and her husband, Stan, Jr., of Falling Waters, W.Va.; his stepdaughter, Linda Thompson, of Sidney, and his stepson, Michael Gray, of Walton; ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews, and cousins, and his stepbrother, Peter Eramo, of Fort Herkimer.
    He was predeceased by his brother, Harry Hart; his sister, Verna Ashley, and his parents.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Father Paul Catena, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, officiating. Interment will be in North Columbia Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral home service.
    The Little Falls VFW service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and the Mohawk American Legion service will be held Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral home service.
    Anyone wishing to share a memory of John “J.P.”, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.
    In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to an organization or charity of your choice in John’s memory.
    The Eramo family has entrusted all John’s funeral and burial arrangements to their family funeral director, Don Applegate.

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