Robert "Bob" John Ericson

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  • Name: Robert "Bob" John Ericson
  • Location of Birth: Carrick, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1923
  • Date of Death: March 18, 2006 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Axel and Edna Ericson
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: January 18, 1943 (Enlistment Date 1), February 16, 1953 (Enlistment Date 2)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 28, 1946 (Release Date 1), February 16, 1957 (Release Date 2)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Robert served in the United States Navy in 1943 to 1946 and 1953 to 1957.

    Information from World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Robert John Ericson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 1, 1923
    Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Residence Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Ohio, USA
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height 5' 9"
    Household Members: Robert John Erickson
    Relationship: Self (Head)

    Information from Registration Card - (Men born on or after January 1, 1922 and on or before June 30, 1924:
    Name: Robert John Ericson
    Place of Residence: 2149 Walton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Age in Years: 18
    Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Date of Birth: September 1, 1923
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Axel Theodore Erickson. 2149 Walton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Employer's Name and Address: Mine Safety Appliance Company
    Place of Employment or Business: North Braddock, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert married Arlene Chase on October 16, 1958. They lived in Chicago where Bob was an electrician.

    They moved to Warba in 1979.

    Bob enjoyed carpentry, fishing, and gardening, and the outdoor life.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, his parents, two sisters, Alice and Marie, and a brother, Les.

    Bob is survived by his daughter Lynn (Nick) Romano; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

    Bob died at Grand Village Lodge in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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