Willard "Ed" Errickson, 66, of Tolland passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 6, 2011, leaving behind his loving wife, Susan (Kelsey) Errickson.
He was born July 13, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA., to the late Willard Errickson and Ethel (Errickson) Harden. A graduate of Drexel University in 1967, Ed served his country in the Vietnam War as a member in the United States Army and was awarded the distinguished Purple Heart. After a long career in IT, he retired from the Town of South Windsor in 2004.
Ed was an active member in the Town of Tolland, serving as a deacon of the United Congregational Church, as well as former president and member of the Tolland Lion’s Club. A long-standing member of the Tolland Recreation Board, Ed was an active coach for both the Soccer Club and Baseball League. He was also an active youth soccer referee and involved leader in Tolland Boy Scouts Troop #15.
While Ed enjoyed playing pool at the Tolland Senior Center and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers fan, his favorite moments were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Besides his wife, Susan, and mother, Ethel, he leaves behind his loving sons and their wives, Jon & Allison Errickson, Paul & Lolly Errickson, James & Sara Errickson; his sister, Linda Hauptmann; and his grandchildren, Kate, Reed, Phoebe, Mae and Drew.
Calling hours will be at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd. (Rte. 195) in Tolland on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the , 45 Tolland Green, at 11:00 a.m. with Military Honors to follow. A private burial ceremony will be held in Manchester, NH at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green Tolland, CT 06084-3019 or the Tolland Lions Club. P.O. Box 2020, Tolland, CT.
For online condolences or directions please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com