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Charles Erikson


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Charles H. Erikson

Charles was born in Orange, New Jersey, September 4, 1930. He passed away September 21, 2015.
His parents were Elin and Charles and he has one brother, Richard of Virginia and two sisters Elaine, Cape Cod, MA and Carol, who preceded them in death.
He leaves Mary Lou, his loving wife of 57 years, his son, Thor Erikson (wife Christine) of Gig Harbor, WA; and daughter Brittney Bryant (husband James) of Houston, TX, two grandchildren, Derek and Taylor.
Charles graduated from West Orange High School, then graduated from US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, class of 1952.
Charles served as Lieutenant in the Navy. He was associated with the shipping industry all his life, both as President of West Coast Shipping Company, and Union Oil Tankers. Also worked for Navios Shipping Company in the Bahamas, where he and Mary Lou started their life together.
He was a lifelong attender of the Covenant Church and a devoted Christian family man.
Our hearts are heavy - a celebration of Charles' life will be at a later date on the beach near Palos Verdes, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 4, 2015
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