William ‘Bill’ Erickson

Jan. 6, 1934 – July 29, 2021


William “Bill” Erickson, 87, Duncansville, died Thursday in his home surrounded by family. He was born in Gallitzin Township, son of the late William and Alma (Pugh) Erickson.

On Aug. 3, 1957, he married Joann Werking, who preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 2020.

Bill is survived by a daughter, Marlea Castle; three sisters, Irma Edmiston, Christine Erickson and Lynn Thomas; a brother, Philip Erickson; two grandchildren, Brian Nevel and Kelley Mattiello; as well as two great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Erickson; and a brother, Ernest Erickson.

Bill enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, reloading his own ammunition and he found joy in fishing for trout.

He was a member of the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, the Masonic Lodge and the Martinsburg Sportsman’s Club.

He attended Mount Aloysius College. Throughout his career, he was employed by Veeder-Root Co. and Puritan/Warnaco.

Bill was proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corp and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. with Pastor Linda Banaszak officiating. Full military honors provided by the Blair County Honor Guard.