ERFE, Anthony age 52, a resident of Yellow Springs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2023. He was born on May 4, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York the son Alicia (Mendoza) Erfe.  In addition to his mother, Alicia and his deceased Godmother Jean DiLascio, 
he is survived by his children: Isaias Erfe and Robin (Jae) Erfe; sister, Elaine (David) Chappelle; nephews: Sulaymon Chappelle and Ibrahim Chappelle and niece, Sanaa Chappelle as well as his beloved extended family members of the Chappelle, Mendoza, Santos/Rodriguez, and Verdiglione families.   
Anthony Erfe was a good son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, and friend. 

He was such a beautiful man that when you met him, you never forgot him. He was warm and compassionate. He was engaging and talked to everyone. He was so proud of being a brother/brother-in-law, son, father, uncle and friend.  He was a protector of all the people he loved and he loved each fiercely. He would be there in good times and bad times.  If you knew him, you knew that he loved his family first and foremost, his friends and martial arts.

His love for martial arts started at a very young age and continued until the day he transitioned.

He had a love for nature, he frequented Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY with his family, loved cherry blossom trees, hiked the Glen in Yellow Springs, waded in the creek marveling at the little fish and nature and pitched his hammock in the backyard of his best friend’s house.

From New York to Ohio, there are hundreds of people that are grateful to have shared even a minute with this beautiful soul.