Posted by Ann Sorvari on Jun 28, 2021
Robert "Bob Erickson, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough - as well as long-time leader of his club and our district - passed away at the age 93 on June 23 in Windham, NH. He exemplified the Rotary motto: Service Above Self. He lived every day by Rotary's Four-Way Test, and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Formerly of Arlington and Acton, MA, Bob was the husband of the late Joyce EricksonBob and Joyce are survived by their children: Peter Erickson and wife Jeanne Erickson, of Acton; David Erickson and wife Jill Erickson, of Hudson, NH; Elaine Erickson, of Sandown, NH; and Steven Erickson and wife Lauren Erickson, of Hudson, NH. Bob is also survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

Born in Boston and raised in Arlington, Bob was the only child of John  and Ellen Erickson. He graduated in 1946 from Arlington High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving at the end of World War Two as a mine planter and until his honorable discharge, in 1949. A Boston University graduate, he was a self-employed CPA, moving from Arlington to Acton in 1955, where he was in business for 56 years before retiring.

Bob joined the Acton-Boxborough club in 1963 - one year after it was chartered - and had perfect attendance for 50 years. He participated at all levels of the club, including secretary, treasurer and vice president, as well as president for the 1971-1972 Rotary year.

Bob took on the leadership and duties as district governor for the 1979-1980 Rotary year. He was also a delegate to Rotary International's Council on Legislation during Rotary year 1986-1989. 

In the late 1960s to early 1970s, Bob was the statistician for Boston radio station WBZ 1030's broadcasts of Boston Bruins home games. He also had a great love of his lighthouses collection, reading, big-band sound, birds, and crossword puzzles.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, June 28 at Acton Funeral Home. A funeral  service will take be held on Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, located at 470 Massachusetts Ave. in Acton. Graveside services with military honors will immediately follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, located on Central Street in West Acton. 

Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, PO Box 142, Lunenburg, MA 01462.

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