Donald R. Erickson
January 15, 1989 - May 15, 2012
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1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Thursday 5/17
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1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Friday 5/18, 10:00 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
1270 Chapel Road
MONACA, PA 15061

Donald R. Erickson, 23, of Center Twp., passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Born January 15, 1989, he was a son of David A. Erickson of Center Twp. and the late Renee Ellener (Keefer) Erickson. A graduate of Center Area High School, Class of 2007, Don played football in Junior and …
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Doug and Pete Arner left a message on May 23, 2012:
Dave, We are so sorry to hear about your son. I wish we would have known earlier so we could have paid our respects. Please accept our most sincere condolence. Take care, Doug and Pete
Al and Tami (Hill) Edmond left a message on May 19, 2012:
To the Family of Don Erickson Our deepest sympathies to you in the heartbreaking loss of your precious Don. Our son, Ray, was a classmate of Don's, as I was a friend & classmate of his parents, Don & Renee. Ray says that Don was a very kind and generous soul, and a friend to all who knew him. May the God of all comfort minister his peace, healing and strength to you now and in the very difficult days ahead. Much love and prayers, The Edmond Family
Konar left a message on May 18, 2012:
I meet donnie back when i was in highschool... always such a happy person that was loving! We became buddies and years later we grew as friends, i remember one time he was working for a pool company that fixed my pool and my mom said "damn that boy is working harder than all of them!" and its true.. he worked hard and was good at what he did and thats making people happy. He use to come over my house and chill and talk about various things and it was always great having him around, someone with such a big heart you couldn't help but love. But we all know Donnie, and he would want us all to be happy and smile and remember him the way he was, and thats a great person with a huge heart and a person with a smile on his face all the time. Love you man and miss you already but i know you are here in spirit!
Pam Nordgren left a message on May 18, 2012:
To all of the members of the Erickson and Keefer families: While Don came along years after I retired, I know many of his aunts and uncles. Please accept my sympathy and prayers as you remember Don's life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this sad time. May the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand, and bless you and keep you. Pam Nordgren
Joshua Kondik left a message on May 17, 2012:
Donald and I became great friends after graduation. We became acquainted out of our friendship with Bradley Cipriani. Don was a good friend to me during those times. We were together almost everyday and I enjoyed the time together very much. I remember Don enjoying the small things in life. While we know he enjoyed going out on the limousine, dancing and trying to flirt with girls one-fifth of his size, the daylight hours at home are what I cherish the most. Don and I, as I went to school and he worked, had quite a bit of free-time for many months. We would play NHL everyday, drive around and drink polar pops. Don took pleasure in having the company of a friend during the dog-days of summer. While Don never had a car, it was not out of the ordinary for him to pleasantly ask to drive your car. He really seemed to enjoy those moments the most. He would step in, push the chair all the way back, put his seat-belt on and turn the music on to his favorite CD or track. You could tell, when you looked at his face, that he never wanted anything else but a simple life, with close-friends and simple pleasures.
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Lindsey K left a message on May 17, 2012:
Donny was such a good guy and had the biggest heart. He would drop whatever he wasd doing to help a friend and always would help if he could. He was always laughing when i saw him and had a huge smile on his face. He was truly a good guy with a huge heart and will be greatly missed. The world has lost a truly good person and all i can keep saying is he will be mised by so many. RIP Donny
Christopher Frantz left a message on May 17, 2012:
From my first memory of Donald in grade school to this day the characteristic that I remember most was his infectious sense of happiness. From the way that Donald lived his life he showed me that it's not the hand your dealt, but how you play your hand. One of the few regrets I have in my life is that I didn't get to spend more time with Donald over the last few years due to being away at Penn State. I'm going to miss you Donald, May your soul rest in Peace
Aunt Denise left a message on May 16, 2012:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My heart is broken with the loss of Don Erickson. I have loved him since the first time I seen his beautiful little face when he was born, and as he was growing up this happy little boy always with big smile and as a young man his life was cut to short. I will love and miss you forever Don. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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