Larry Lee Erickson

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Larry Erickson, born April 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2009 in Gardena at the age of 63. Larry graduated from Gardena High School in 1963, after which he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet aircraft mechanic until 1967. He enjoyed the time he spent with family and friends and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son, Brian Erickson of San Marcos; mother, Lorraine Erickson of Gardena; brother, John (Kathy) Erickson III of Borrego Springs; sister, Rosalie Donnels of Torrance; nephew Dennis (Stephanie) Donnels of Lakewood; niece Candi Donnels of Westchester; nephew John (Karen) Erickson IV of Clovis; and niece Jeanna Erickson of North Fork. Larry was preceded in death by his father, John Erickson. A viewing and visitation will be held at McMillan & McCormick Gardena Chapel, 1016 W. 164th St. in Gardena on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Larry and I grew up about a block apart. As young kids we used to play street ball, ride our bikes, push homemade cars, and wander through the local fields. I recently saw Larry at our 45th high school reunion, and talked with him a while. I left the reunion wondering why we hadn’t been closer for the last 50 years. It was nice to see his family, brother John, sister Rosalie, and his Mom. I also met his son Brian.

  2. i can remember larry when i was a little girl playing outside and having fun when he lived next door to us. Always smiling and kidding around.. i was fortunate enough to have reunited with him after many years of not seeing him and he was there for me as was his sister rosalie and my aunt lorranine when my mother passed. Very difficult time for me . It was Larry who comforted me at that moment . i was very gratful to him. He was caring and gracious person but the best thing i loved about my cousin was when he told a story… No one could tell a story with such detail as Larry. He will be greatly missed.. love cousin patty

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