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Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret) David L. Erickson, U. S. Navy, age 70, of Carlisle, died on Friday, December 14, 2012, at his home. He was born on Monday, December 15, 1941, in McArthur, Ohio, a son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Cox) "DeeDee" Erickson.

David served 26 years in the U. S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned numerous honors for his service which included; the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with six Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V", Expeditionary Medal with one Star, Fourth Good Conduct Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three Stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon. After retiring from the Navy, David worked several years with the Ships Parts Control Center in Mechanicsburg and the Commissary at the Carlisle Barracks. He was a life member and past Post Commander for V.F.W. Post 477, Carlisle and was a past PA All State Commander of the V.F.W. He received his G.E.D. from Cumberland Valley High School in 2004, and was the oldest recipient in his class.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Phyllis M. (Williams) Erickson, three daughters; Tammy Brady and husband, Michael of Cape Charles, VA, Sharon Fliehmann of Camp Hill and Bobbie Fetter of Carlisle, three brothers; Frederick of McArthur, OH, Robert of Eighty Four and Eric Daniel Erickson of San Diego, CA, one sister, Cheryl Averill of Emporium, four grandchildren; Sabrina, Amanda and Jennifer Brady and Kane Fetter of Carlisle, who just entered the U. S. Navy this past week, one great-granddaughter, Kinley Brady and several nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by two sisters; JoAnn Farrel and Lois Jean King.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Mike Hammer officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services.  Immediately following the funeral services there will be a time of fellowship at the Carlisle V.F.W. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Lemoyne, PA 17043 or to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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to Dave`s family, please accept our sincere condolences. We will always remember Dave.

Dale and Bev Vinroe

To my cousin's family, I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mona Cox Anderson

To Dave's family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Dave was our best friend for over 40-years and he will always have a special place in our hearts.

To Phyllis and Family you have my Condolences and are in my prayers. David was a great friend and Shipmate and will be missed by me.

Paul R. Schwartz SKC(SS) USN RETIRED

To Phyllis and Family:
 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dave was a loving and caring man who gave so much to so many.

Ken and Tien Bucher


 Dear Bobbie,
I am deeply saddened for you in the loss of your father. And my sincere wish is that you and your family, especially your Mom, can somehow find peace knowing that he is resting in Gods hands.

Vanessa Morton


My deepest condolences to all.
It was a pleasure to work with Dave here at Carlisle Barracks.
My prayers will be with you.

Margaret Broll


Farewell, Ship Mate.
Was always a pleasure to chat with you at the Commissary Store.

Senior Chief James E. Egolf, USN, Ret.

Bobbie: Thoughts and Prayers are sent your way, during this very difficult time! Please know that although I am miles away, a minute does not go by where I am not thinking of you and your family!

Megan Davis

peace forever to a wonderful relative we will miss you we are lucky to have in the family you were a joy to know
love forever from us both ricki and don

Donald & Ricki Cox, St. Marys, PA

So sorry for your loss Aunt Phyllis!
 Uncle Dave was a wonderful man!
We love you guys!

Crystal Konkle Organ

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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