Opinion: Memorial fundraiser for family


By Nancy Edwards

Do you know a person in the community who always has a ready smile, greets you as though you were family, cracks funny jokes and inspires you to walk away feeling good for the rest of the fay?

At Sahm’s Restaurant in Fishers, that person was Trish Erwin. According to Ed Sahm, owner of Sahm’s, Trish was “one of a kind.”

“Over the past 27 years, she had thousands of customers that came to Sahm’s for lunch just to see her,” Sahm said. “If you came in more than once she knew your name and what you liked to drink. She was the most hospitable person around. She wanted to know about you. She truly card.”

Sadly, this beloved mother, wife and legendary Sahm’s bartender passed away suddenly Feb. 5. Although she had been doing well despite a battle with breast cancer, there were complications from a blood clot that took her life in an instant.

Besides a mourning community of customers who will never forget Trish, there is her devoted husband Jim and their kids: Brett, a sophomore at I.U., and Brianne, a junior in high school. Jim and Trish worked very hard to provide a college education for their kids, yet the family will need help in the future, which is why there is a memorial fundraiser online for the kids to continue their education.

“Trish had so much more to give,” Sahm said. “Now that she is gone, let us all take up the giving part.”

For those who have been touched by Trish and feel led to give, the website is http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-trish/136323#sthash.CKcYy03Z.dpuf.

“Thanks for remembering Trish and considering an amount to give in her honor,” Sahm said.




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