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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard R. Erickson

Obituary for Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard R. Erickson

August 26, 1930 - January 25, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 89


Lt. Col (Retired) Richard R. Erickson went to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at the age of 89. Richard served his country proudly for 21 years as an Air Force Pilot. He was a Special Weapons Instructor, a commander of B-52 aircraft in Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the Cuban Missile Crisis and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received his Master of Science in Biology and taught science at South San High School for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Ardyce Y. Erickson. He is survived by his four children: Cynthia (Tom) Cooper of Boerne, Debra (Ed) Berro of the San Francisco Bay area, Diana (Randy) Syptak of Spring Branch and David Erickson of Huntsville, Alabama; Four grandchildren: Haley (Chad) Warner of Comfort, Jason Cooper of Boerne, Erica (Ryan) Blasé of San Antonio and Jessica (Will) Moore of Fort Collins, Colorado and nine Great-Grandchildren: William, Landry, Maverick, Elliette, Mae, Silas, Holland, Heidi and June.

Arrangements by Porter Loring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Any Baby Can of San Antonio ( or the charity of your choice.

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