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July 12, 2014

Erik Erikson

Centenarian was builder, surveyor, retired from WE

- — Erik L. Erikson, formerly of Stoneboro, passed away peacefully of natural causes with his family by his side at 5:15 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, in Greystone Country Estates, Fredonia. He was 100.

Mr. Erikson had returned to the area and lived in Greenville with his daughter Linda after living in Georgia with his son Dennis and his wife Connie and then with his grandson Chris Grove and his wife Linda in Arizona for two years.

Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Benham, Ky., he was a son of Evert E. and Jenny C. Engstrom Erikson.

In his early teens, his family moved to Pittsburgh, where he worked at the National Biscuit Co. (Nabisco).

After his graduation from high school, his family moved to Stoneboro.  He took a job as a welder for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and then for a time moved to Maine, where worked as a surveyor and a builder of high fire towers. He returned to Stoneboro and worked 29 years at the Sharon Westinghouse plant, retiring in 1976.

Mr. Erikson loved music and loved the Big Band sound. He was a very good accordion player and played throughout the area with various bands.

He also loved the outdoors and was an avid woodsman, cutting trees, sawing them into lumber and using it as building material, including for his own home in Stoneboro.

A health enthusiast, Mr. Erikson was a dedicated runner and ran several marathons into his 70s, being awarded several trophies for his finishes.

He married Alverta L. Frohman in 1933; she preceded him in death in October 1989.

He is survived by: two daughters, Linda L. Grove, Greenville, and Sandra K. Krizon, Polk; two sons, Larry J. Erikson and his wife Mary, Stoneboro, and Dennis L. Erikson and his wife Connie, Young Harris, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Wilson, Duncannon, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents; a son, Evert S. Erikson; a sister; and two brothers.

ERIKSON

Erik, 100, formerly of Stoneboro.

Calling hours: 2 p.m. until time of service Monday (7-14-14) in SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.

Service: Memorial service at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Susan M. Hoover, pastor of Methodists United in Faith, officiating.

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