Erin Marie Haberman

Born: Sat., Aug. 17, 1968
Died: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2019
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 08, 2019
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church

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Erin Marie Thomas Haberman – Born August 17, 1968, originally of Bethesda MD, died peacefully in her home on February 2, 2019 in Olney, MD at the age of 50.

Erin is survived by her parents Blake and Nancy Thomas, Ashton; her children, Kiley, Tatum, and Amelia Haberman; Siblings Megan (Buell) Hollister, Sean Thomas (deceased), Colin (Caroline) Thomas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Erin is native to the area attending Greenwood Elementary, Farquhar Middle, and Sherwood High School. She briefly left Maryland to attend Baldwin–Wallace College in Berea, OH, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing on Marketing in 1991. Erin worked as an Executive Administrator for Managed Care at America’s Health Plan from 1991 – 1994 when she left to raise her first daughter. Erin went on to welcome two more children into her life.

Growing up, Erin was active in soccer, skiing, horseback riding, Girl Scouts and teaching sailing, waterskiing and whitewater sports.  During her college years, she continued to be active in intramural sports, played a large role in leadership on campus, a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary.

As a Girl Scout Leader 2009-2014, Council Member of the Patient/Family Advisory Board for MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 2013-2015; Erin continued her involvement in what was most important to her and her family.  She was an avid lobbyist, advocate, and volunteer for Medicare and for Immune Deficiency Reform. She was a philanthropist, fundraiser; always thinking of others and how she could make this world a better place.

Family, friends, and others whose live’s Erin has touched are invited to the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882 from 1pm – 3 pm or 6pm – 8 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at St. John Episcopal Church, 3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832 at 11am. Interment to follow at Laytonsville Cemetery.  A celebration of life party will be held at Manor Country Club, 14901 Carrolton Rd, Rockville immediately following internment where we encourage all to come and celebrate Erin’s life.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Erin’s name to Montgomery Hospice Care Center.


Most importantly, in Erin’s memory she has asked that we all Pay It Forward.


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Emily Rhodes Hunter
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
"Because I do not know any medicine for grief but to let ourselves grieve. Because I do not know any cure for sorrow but to let ourselves sorrow. Because I do not know any remedy but to let the heart break, to let it fall open, then to let it fall open still the more. Because I do not know how to mend the unmendable, unfixable, unhealable wound that keeps finding itself healed as we tend it, as we follow the line of it, as we let it lead us on the path it knows. Because I do not know any solace but to give ourselves into the love that will never cease to find us, that will never loose its hold on us, that will never abandon us to the sorrow for which it holds the cure." -- Jan Richardson

Holding you all in my heart as you grieve this profound loss. Be gentle with yourselves in the days ahead.

Katy Tzamaras
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
There are no words to help your grief.
Erin was a loving, giving, strong woman who could always find the good in life no matter what. She was a kind soul. I am better having known her.
Kiley, Tate, and Mia, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay the strong, beautiful women you've all become. And remember, your mom will always be watching over you.

Carole Levy
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Erin, I got to know you through Girl Scouts years ago. I have a memory of you at one of our service unit meetings that I keep in my head, laughing and joking with us all. I admired your positive spirit and thought about you often. I am glad to have known you.

Eric muschter
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Erin was a great woman. So passionate for life and always wanting to help everyone even when she was fighting for her life. I know she is in a place of no suffering and blessing every she meets with her great smile. I am very sad to hear this. She was a dear friend to me. Rest In Peace ERIN. I will see you one day.

Michele Horwitz
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Sending prayers to all of Erin's family and friends. I was heartbroken to read of her passing. I was always in awe of her spirit. She truly was a force to be reckoned with. May her memory be an eternal blessing.

Helen Justus
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
May our Erin rest in peace. Amen. She will be sorely missed here on earth, yet remains in our minds and hearts as we see the beautiful young women that have been blessed to call her Mom. We are ALL so sorry for your loss...

Celia Hanson
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Words cannot express how saddened I am at the loss of Erin. She has been a truly amazing friend to me and so many others. My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to the family. Know that Erin was truly loved by so many and we will always remember her beautiful soul. Her legacy will live on through all the lives that she has touched.

George Shamoun
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
There are no words to help your grief.
Ours Deespest Sympathy

George and Madalena Shamoun

Deanne Yetman
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Oh dear Habermans, what a ride you have been on. I will miss Erin's energy and passion. She lived life to the fullest even when she was fighting for it. I will always be grateful for the fun and love she showed my son Christian during his close friendship with Mia. Keeping all lifted in thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.

Suzanne Johnson
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
I love you all and send you hugs and support at this time and always as you move through the days ahead.
Much love, Suzanne (Suzy)

Paul Vela
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
My condolence to Erin's family and friends. It's an understatement to say she was quite the gal. A happy force of nature for sure. I feel lucky to have known her. God Bless.

Beth K.
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Erin, you gave your family a beautiful legacy, full of adventure, courage, creativity and love. Your family surrounded you with happiness, music, laughter and warmth. You all took care of each other. You helped your daughters to grow into independent, talented and capable young women. May the memories you gave your family continue to give them inspiration and hope for the future. The world is a better place because of you. Thanks for sharing your life with the people who were privileged enough to know you.

Curt Kowalski
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
I remember Erin so fondly. She was a friend, neighbor, and business associate. Oh... she even watched my two girls when we needed help. They loved her and of course she never asked for anything in return.
We will all miss her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

The Wright Family
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
Dear Hollister Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy and love,
Bobby, Nancy, Evan & Tory Wright

Alice Houk
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Erin was one of the strongest women I've ever known - we met in a new moms group with our first born children and we shared many play groups, outings and moms nights out. Her amazing strength, bravery and sense of humor from her initial diagnosis through the years that followed were so inspiring. She lived life to the fullest as her condition permitted during those years, teaching all who knew her to live in the moment and appreciate the love of family and friends. To her beautiful daughters, you are the best possible legacy Erin could have left for the world and her indelible spirit will live on through all of you.

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