Jan L. Erickson
Born on June 7, 1960, at Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan, he was the son of the late John H. Sr, and Ann (Custaney) Erickson and his step-mother, Rae Erickson, who survives of Philipsburg, PA. He married the former Sarah Dilley on April 6, 1994 in Bigglesway Wade, England; she survives at home.
Mr. Erickson began his career in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and retired in 1998 afer 20 years of service. From 1998-2002 he worked as a cashier at RAF Lakenheath Air Force Support Squadron. Mr. Erickson then joined RAF Mildenhall Air Force Support Squadron as the lodging accountant for the Air Force Inns where he was currently employed. He was a 1978 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks #1173 of Philipsburg and he enjoyed bowling and traveling with his wife.
In addition to his wife and step-mother, Mr. Erickson is survived by: a sister, Deborah A. Harris & her husband, William of Osceola Mills, PA; three brothers, John H. Erickson, Jr. & his wife Margaret of Kingsland, GA, Joseph A. Erickson Sr. & his wife Kathy of Charlotte, NC and Jeffrey L. Erickson & his wife Dana of Simpsonville, SC; a step-sister, Cheryl Anderson of Philipsburg, PA; and a step-brother, Jeffrey McDonald of Philipsburg, PA. He is also survived by: seven nephews, Nathan and Trevor Harris of Osceola Mills, PA, Joseph Erickson, Jr., John Thomason & his wife Marie, Kris Erickson, David Erickson & his wife Anna, Timothy Erickson & his wife Alli; and two great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at West Suffolk Crematorium, with Civil Celebrant Shaun Cosby officiating.
Visitation was held at the Turner Funeral Home in Thetford, Norfolk County, England.
Full military honors were accorded by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Erickson may be made to the Royal British Legion and the K9’s for Warrirors, 260 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
Obituary submitted by the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg, PA.
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