Carol Jean Peterson Erickson, 73, of 58 Scott Drive, Bradford, passed away on Saturday (Sept. 26, 2015) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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She was born on Nov. 13, 1941, in Kane, a daughter of the late Leslie E. and Frances Kennedy Peterson. On Aug. 18, 1962, she married Richard F. Erickson at the Tabor Lutheran Church, Kane.
Mrs. Erickson graduated from Kane Area High School in 1959. Following her graduation from high school she was employed by the Bell Telephone Co. in Warren, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., the office of Dr. Barry Richter and American Refining Group, from where she retired. After her retirement, she was then employed by Metz Food Service.
She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Bradford, where she belonged to the WELCA group. She also served on the Altar Guild and Audit Committee.
Mrs. Erickson was very active in the
for more than 10 years. In 2002, she and her husband were chosen Volunteers of the Year for the
. She enjoyed crocheting, doing crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also an organ donor.
In addition to her husband of 53 years, Richard Erickson of Bradford, she is also survived by one daughter, Lisa Ann Brown of Bradford; three sons, Timothy E. (Karrie) Erickson of Marysville, Ohio, Michael R. (Janet) Erickson and Todd A. (Kristy) Erickson, both of Bradford; four granddaughters, Danielle and Kaylee Brown, Megan Erickson and Nadine Schaefer; four grandsons, Dominic Erickson, Andrew Erickson, Robert (Bethany) Erickson and Nikolas Erickson; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Suzanne) Peterson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister-in-law, Dolores (Joseph) Wichensky of Bradford; one niece; and several nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, with a memorial service to immediately follow with the Rev. Thomas Pierotti officiating. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Mount Jewett. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2015