YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Alaina Dian Erhardt passed on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was 37.
Alaina was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 4, 1983 to Edward and Sharon Erhardt.
Alaina was a member of Poland Presbyterian Church.
She is a New Springfield High School graduate with an associate degree in business from Trumbull Business College.
Alaina was a secretary for Zion Lutheran Church. She also worked as a store clerk for Speedway. Alaina was a major force in the success of her family’s barbecue business.
In her younger years she was an avid dancer and gymnast. She was a 4-H member throughout school. Alaina was active in cheerleading, choir and even spent time as the school’s mascot.
It should be noted that there was a time in her life where she struggled with addiction and honestly didn’t know if she would ever overcome it but in the end she succeeded in beating her problems and and at the time of her passing she had been sober for over two years. Regardless of all her setbacks in life, whether personal or health related, she remained a happy person who loved her life and her family. She will be remembered for her bubbly, inviting personality.
Alaina is survived by her parents, Edward and Sharon Erhardt of Poland Ohio; fiancé, Ryan Arnold Kosek of New Springfield, Ohio; son, Parker; daughter, Raelyn; brother, Eddy, Jr. of Columbiana, Ohio; great-aunt, Dian McNab of San Diego California; grandmother, Kay Weyer of Palmetto Florida; grandmother, Georgia Ramhoff of Boardman, Ohio; niece, Enid Kay Erhardt and nephew, Edward (Tripp) Erhardt III, as well as many cousins and a host of aunts and uncles.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, Youngstown, OH 44514 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at 10:15 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Alaina Dian Erhardt Memorial Children’s Fund, Farmers National Bank, 106 McKinley Way, Poland, OH 44514 (330) 757-7508
Arrangements handled by Augustine Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44507 (234) 254-8403
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 6 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.