Don H. Erickson Jr.

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Don H. Erickson Jr., 89, East Sheridan Avenue, DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Nov. 6, 1924, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Don H. Erickson Sr. and Ruth Mark Erickson.
He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1947. After graduation, he served on the U.S.S. Douglas Fox.
He was married to Florence Burke Erickson. She preceded him in death in 1990. On May 5, 1995, he married Shirley Kirk Erickson. She survives.
He started his career as an engineer with the Brockway Glass Company. He then joined his father operating DuBois Tool and Electric Company. He also founded the Erickson Corporation and Erickson Fiberglass. At its height, his companies employed over 100 people.
He was a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the board of directors of both the Maple Avenue Hospital and the DuBois Regional Medical Center. He also was a past member of the board of directors for the Union Banking and Trust Company and S&T Bank. He supported the Boy Scouts of America, the DuBois Area United Way, and the DuBois Y.M.C.A.
Don was a member of the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17 and the DuBois Country Club where he served as a board member and president. He was an avid golfer, winning the club championship seven times. He was also a member of the Garfield Lodge #559, Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Williamsport Consistory.
He is survived by three children: Linda K. Caldwell of DuBois, Don H. Erickson III and his wife, Juanita of DuBois and Cindy L. LaBarca and her husband, Robert of State College; three stepchildren: Jeffrey Shively of Titusville, Fla., Chris Shively and his wife, Angela of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Scott Shively of DuBois; two sisters, Norma Bruening of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Phoebe Marti and her husband, Don of Seabrook Island, S.C.; seven grandchildren, one step grandchild, and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Hamish Erickson.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from the Lakeside United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Zilhaver officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded from the church by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 209 First Street, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the Lakeside United Methodist Church, 420 First Street, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 19 to Sept. 22, 2014