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James Paul Erickson


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Erickson, James Paul

Rochester, NY. 1944-2017. Passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, Suzanne, at his bedside, on July 4, 2017.

Jim was born in Ithaca, NY on June 18, 1944. He was the son of William and Mary Margaret (Manion) Erickson. He was an honor graduate of Ithaca College, an inductee in Nazareth Colleges' Sports Hall of Fame, an avid fan of the Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates, loved photography, and chased trains with his camera for the perfect picture many, many, times.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Erickson; brother-in-law, Robert (Kathy) Hartung of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Jean (Stuart) Hartung McAlpine of Agnes Water, Australia; special nieces, nephews, friends and his ever attentive dog, Ladybug.

Jim and Suzanne met at a gathering held by Jim's brother-in-law and friend, Robert Hartung. Suzanne decided very quickly that Jim was the partner she had been looking for and Jim agreed as they remained deeply loving co-partners for over 39 years.

Family and Friends are invited to remember Jim's life at a Funeral Service on Friday, July 21 at 1 PM at Anthony Funeral Chapel, 2305 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY. Jim will be interred later in the year at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC as he was a soldier in Danang, Vietnam and affected by Agent Orange, becoming over 90% disabled later in his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to , Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 or online at www.michaeljfox.org. To share a memory of Jim or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.

The "Big Guy" will always be in our hearts.
Published in Ithaca Journal on July 8, 2017
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