Richard Pierce Erickson

February 9, 1928 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 91)

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Richard Pierce Erickson, age 91, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away May 18, 2019.  Son of the late Henry J.and Beatrice Erickson.  He was born in Fitchburg Massachusetts and lived in Drexel Hill for 59 years.  Manager of Manufacturing with General Electric for 38 years.  Served in the US Navy 1946-1952.  In his spare time Richard enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a former member of Sons of Norway Restauration Lodge, Media, PA and The Knights of Columbus of Newtown Square, PA.

Survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Dolores J. (nee Nault) Erickson, Father of the late Richard H. "Leif "(Tina) Erickson, Barbara (Cyrus) Sawby, Karen (Jay) Bennett, and Donna (Darwin) Mushrush III. his loving grandchildren Richard "Leif", Nicole Erickson, Christopher, Erick (Jesse), Jennifer, Julie Sawby, Jayson, Lauren Bennett, Karly (Brian) Robinson, Deanna and Darwin Mushrush IV and Great Grandchildren James, Samuel ,Cooper, Lucy and Victoria Sawby and Bennett P. Robinson.  Loving brother of the late Henry (Miriam) Erickson, Robert (Velma) Erickson, and Lee (Janet) Erickson.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and caregivers.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass 11:00 AM Thursday, May 23rd at Sacred Heart Church, Manoa & Shelbourne Rds, Havertown, PA  19083 where family and friends may call 10-10:45 AM at the Church.  Interment Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made payable to the Department of Veteran’s  Affairs, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Voluntary Services (135), Coatesville PA,19320 or online at

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May 23, 2019

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Sacred Heart Manoa Church

Funeral Mass
May 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Manoa Church

Interment following funeral service
May 23, 2019

Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064


Department of Veteran's Affairs
1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd, Voluntary Services (135), Coatesville PA 19320

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