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Erickson, Donald
1959 - 2017
Donald R. Erickson, age 58, passed away in his home on Thursday, November 2, 2017 after a five-month battle with cancer. Lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 33 years, Kate Erickson; and his two daughters, Melissa and Laura Grace; his parents, Roy and Barbara Erickson; his sisters, Marcia (and Michael) Baumann and Julie Erickson, and niece and nephews, Drew, Margaux, and Max. Don spent his life traveling the United States (all 50) and the world. He graduated from Penn State University in 1981 where he met Kate, the love of his life. Don started his family and began his career in the cable industry in Philadelphia. The family later settled in Columbus, OH in 2005, where Don and Kate formed bonds with countless friends and enjoyed taking advantage of everything the city has to offer. Don will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and lust for life. Always quick with a joke, he had a knack for making everyone smile. After his retirement in June 2016, Don spent his time volunteering at Gladden Community House Food Pantry. He also loved exploring the bike paths of Central Ohio, spending summers with his family and friends in Maine, and tending to his beautiful garden. Don will be remembered with a smile in the hearts of all his friends and family. To honor Don's memory, the family suggests that donations be made to Gladden Community House. www.gladdenhouse.org. The family invites you to a service to celebrate Don's life on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11 am at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. A service will be held in Philadelphia, PA at a later date. To share a special memory of Don, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 4, 2017
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