Frank A. Erickson
Rockland — Frank A. Erickson, 50, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, after a period of declining health.
Born in Camden, May 3, 1963, he was the son of Allen F. and Albertress A. Sedgewick Erickson. While growing up in Rockland, he attended local schools and Rockland District High School.
Frank’s first employment was with his father, refinishing and refurbishing antiques. He later worked with his uncle Reynold Brooks, doing property maintenance and repair. From 1988 until being disabled in 1991, Frank worked as a custodian with the School Administrative District 5.
He enjoyed cooking, working on his computer and was a fan of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox.
Frank held a special place in his heart for a nephew Wayne Richardson, who resided with Frank for a time.
He also enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Lawrence Tardiff, and the two often referred to one another as their "kemosabe."
Other than his parents, Frank was predeceased by a step-daughter, Andrea Lea Farrell in 2007, and a sister Elizabeth Erickson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janet R. Gamage Farrell Erickson; a step-son Thomas J. Farrell and his companion Jess Winchenbach of Rockland; one brother, Stephen P. Erickson and his wife Donna of South Thomaston; four sisters, Nancy A. Maddocks of Monroe, Ellen F. Richardson and her companion Ray Collins of Owls Head, Alana "Sue" Beaupre and her husband Stephen of Warren, Muriel E. Erickson and her companion Russell Brown of Rockland; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his faithful companion, "Bandit."
A graveside service at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, will be announced in the spring by Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to Rockland Corps Salvation Army, 27 Payne Avenue, Rockland, ME 04841. To share a memory or condolence with Frank’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at bchfh.com.