Philip R. Erickson

September 9, 1939 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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November 21, 2022 4:33 PM
Loved Mr. Erickson while I was a student at Lombard. He pushed us all to be better whether it was in the classroom or on the court.
Don Shriver
November 20, 2022 5:03 PM
Terri: I was just informed of Phil's passing and wanted to get my condolences to you and the family. I hope this gets to you as my memories of Phil certainly echo what was related in the article in the paper. The one year at Knox when he was my pledge father at TKE and soon became my close friend made our relationship special and my entire time at Knox a great 4 years. We were truly blood brothers as at the pledging ceremony in an attempt to throw Eric into the shower he closed the front door to get away and in the process caused me to put my hand through the glass cutting my arm and with a piece of flying glass cutting his forehead. We both needed ER care and several follow up visits The shower would have been a better alternative. If you remember my wife and I came out to your home a few years back and for me it was a great reunion. Again I'm sorry for your loss; he truly was a great person.
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Dawn Vandell
November 14, 2022 12:59 PM
Mr Erickson was such a wonderful person!! Never seen him that when i left my heart wasn't full!! He was my teacher at Lombard and as an an adult I always considered him a dear friend!!! Both of my kids had the pleasure of knowing him and he went to school with my mom ( she always liked to say she knew him first) it is a great loss to our community, but we are all better for knowing him. Love and will miss running into you Mr Erickson. Prayers and hugs to the family
Paul Sandborg
November 13, 2022 4:41 PM
I will always have fond memories of Phil. working the sidelines and getting the most effort out of his players. He was a great influence on both his players and students. Wishing his family well, may he rest in peace.

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