John H. Erisman

  • Born: July 18, 1951
  • Died: February 14, 2018
  • Location: New Providence, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

John H. Erisman, 66, of New Providence, formerly of Holtwood and Millersville passed away at home unexpectedly Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from health related issues. Born on July 18, 1951 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George E. Erisman and Etta F. Heisey Erisman Connell. He was the step son of the late Terrance Connell. John was preceded in death by his wife, Donna L. Rhoads Erisman who passed away July 1, 2016.

John was currently employed in maintenance for Burle Industries, Lancaster. He had previously worked in maintenance for US Shelter Corp at the former Lynnebrook Apartments in Millersville. John loved to fish and go camping. He was always out taking walks with his dog Tank. He was an immaculate housekeeper. He loved to cook and made a delicious oyster pie.

John was a devoted husband to Donna and father to his son, Jon. Jon passed away just one week before his Dad on February 7, 2018.

John is survived by his sister, Virginia L. "Ginny" Bachman of New Providence; brother, Michael J., husband of Patti Erisman of Milford, DE; mother and father in law, George E. and Doris Y. Caldwell of Strasburg; step mother in law, Cynthia "Sis" Rhoads of Willow Street; nieces and nephews and his dog "Tank". John was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; son, Jon D. Erisman and brother, George E. Erisman, Jr.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a combined funeral service for Big John and Little Jon on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11AM from the Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, The Gundel Chapel, 3225 Main Street, Conestoga, PA. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 11AM. They will be interred together at Conestoga Memorial Park. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in their memory to Hope Lodge of American Cancer Society, 110 W. Laurel Ave. , Cheltenham, PA 19012. For other information please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit