William Eric Ericson

Born: Wed., Mar. 31, 1937
Died: Tue., Jun. 6, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Scott Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service

4:00 PM Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Scott Funeral Home

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     William Eric Ericson, age 80, formerly of Zemville Drive, Erie, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Batesburg, S.C.  He was born on March 31, 1937, in Erie, son of the late Ernest G. and Ethel Orvis Ericson, who died shortly after Eric's birth.  Eric was lovingly raised by Ernie and his second wife, Irene Nelson Ericson. 
     A longtime resident of Erie, Eric graduated from Academy High School in 1957 and studied computer science at Tri-State Business College.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served as an aircraft mechanic with the Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Thirty-three.  Over many years, he worked for American Sterilizer and Copes Vulcan, owned and operated Ericson's Sunoco at Rt. 8 and I-90 and later Ericson's Service Station in Waterford, and drove trucks long distance.  He enjoyed golfing and attending the YMCA.  Later in life, Eric moved to South Carolina to be near his daughter Robin.
     He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Beverly C. Buerk Ericson; a daughter, Robin G. Ericson; and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sucato Ericson.
     Survivors include a son, Jay E. Ericson of Erie; two granddaughters, Samantha and  Alexandra Ericson, both of Erie; an aunt, Pat Via of Erie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins including Polly Henry of S.C.
     Family and friends may call at the Scott Funeral home Friday, June 16, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of a Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Moyer Officiating.

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Bob Skrypek
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
To Jay & family of Eric Ericson....Jay, my deepest sympathy to the passing of your Dad,
Eric. Your Dad and I 'grew -up' together on East 4th St ( I lived on 1030 and your Dad lived on 1047 E 4th)....We spent our early-teens together...and maybe the most memorable days
were when your Dad attend my wedding and he and I 'actually worked and set-up for the
the BIG TENT in the CIRCUS that came to town'....where TECH HIGH SCHOOL is today.
We unloaded huge 3 X 16 X 16 boards from circus tracker trailers to the big tent for seating.
We worked two days unloading & our shoulders were bleeding from carrying the boards.
Your Dad was a WONDERFUL FRIEND, he will be missed by all, a great person.
My prayers will always be with him, May God Bless Your Dad, you Jay, Carolyn, Robin....
Bob Skrypek 372 Buck Hill Road, Rochester, NY 14626 585 227-4181

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