MERIDEN - John A. Erskine, 67, of Meriden, beloved husband of Helen Maloy Erskine, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
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John was born in Stamford, Nov. 9, 1946, a son of the late Alexander Erskine and Maria Weinhoffer Erskine, and had been a Meriden resident for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was the proprietor of Processors Plus in Meriden.
In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by his children, Heath Erskine, and his wife, Christine, of Wallingford; and Holly Erskine, and her husband, Scott, of Wisconsin; his stepchildren, Jennifer Potito, and her husband, Jared, of New Jersey; and David Scarfo, and his wife, Kristen, of Wethersfield; his son-in-law, Scott Petruzielo, of Wallingford; his nine grandchildren, Jessie, Dean, Scott, and Robin Erskine; Samantha and Zachary Potito; and Aidan, Madelyn, and Charlotte Scarfo; his sister, Elizabeth Yanik, of Tennessee; his brother, Alexander Erskine, and his wife, MaryJo, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Heather Erskine Petruzielo.
John's family would like to thank his caregiver, Melanie Wilson; Dr. Gerald Fumo and staff; and the Franciscan Home and Hospice Care for all of their excellent care and compassion.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held in The Wallingford Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Interment will be private in St. Boniface Cemetery in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the
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Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 16, 2014