Obituary: Patricia “Trish” O’Banion Erwin
Patricia “Trish” O’Banion Erwin, 53, died Feb. 5, 2014 in Carmel. She was born Dec.22, 1960, to Robert W. O’Banion and Ruth E. O’Banion. Trish graduated from the IU School of Education but really did not find her calling as a teacher. Trish was a people person who loved working in customer service. She was devoted to her customers and had a special rapport with them at Sahm’s Restaurant, where she spent 28 years of her career as a bartender. She loved life and was always ready to get up, go to work and get on with life. Survivors include her husband, Jim Erwin; a son, Brett Erwin; a daughter, Brianne Erwin; a stepson, Bill Erwin; her mother, Ruth E. O’Banion; and three sisters, Kathy O’Banion, Char Curley and Laura McConnell. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Tim O’Banion. A funeral service was conducted Feb. 11 at Bussell Family Funerals, 1621 E. Greyhound Pass in Carmel. Memorial contributions may be made for the Trish Erwin Education Fund to Sahm’s Restaurant, 11505 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, Ind. 46038.