Jack Errickson III


Jack worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Company for 37 1/2 years before retiring in May 1997. Drinks were on him at the soda machine at PSE&G with a pretty secretary named Barbara. As their dating progressed, he told her that she shouldn’t be thinking that he’d be marrying her. Turns out he was wrong. Barbara and Jack married on November 3, 1962, and were the loves of each others lives calling each other “My Bride” and “My Groom.” Their marriage was blessed by two beautiful daughters, Jennifer Errickson and Megan Jablonski (Roy); and two grandsons Michael and Brendan that were his pride and joy. He is survived by his sisters in law, Peg Hansen and Carol Potts, brother in law, Greg Potts, his nephew, Johnny Harrison, many other nieces and nephews and many friends he considered family.

Everyone who encountered Jack took away a little piece of him for themselves, whether it be his love for life, generosity or sense of humor. “I’m busy!” became his go to phrase: he was cantankerous, till he had a chance to think about it. Down the shore he was Block Captain and Mayor of N. 1st Street, always looking out the window to see what was going on, relaxing with friends and family on the decks of his street enjoying the sun, sunsets, and good stories, or riding around in his Jeep Wrangler with his sidekick, Bruno, his miniature dachshund. Most mornings found him having breakfast with his family and friends and weekly with his brother-in-law Tommy Potts and many evenings were for dinner at ScoJo’s with family and friends. “Judge” Errickson always had the best reservations. Jack maintained not only his garden and flowers but his neighbors’ flowers as well, watering them as needed and had so many vehicles that he should have had his own used car lot. One night the combination of his ’57 T-Bird and a toll booth earned him the nickname “Tiger Jack,” though you should have heard him tell the story. He’d always try to watch the Eagles play an entire game, but after a few outbursts in the first quarter Barbara would send him outside to chop some wood or do yard work so he could cool off a bit. He finally learned to just turn the Birds off!

Come celebrate 80 years of living life to the fullest, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson.

5 thoughts on “Jack Errickson III

  1. Al "Skip" Potts and Family

    Great memoroies of a great guy who lived life on his terms , loved his family, friends and fun.
    Includied in the memories are his life conversations, fishing trips, his dogs, drinks, dining and dancing!
    Jack and as are his family are forever in our thoughts and prayers as he is reunited with family and friends.

  2. Leigh Freeman

    Jack was a true lover of life…family, friends, dogs, gatherings, good food, fishing, home-grown tomatoes, flowers, his boat, his cars…and he never backed away from helping in any way he could. We miss him and wish him eternal rest with his beloved Barbara.
    Leigh, Richard & Jessica Freeman

  3. Barbara Gallagher

    Jen and Megan – our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time. We all Loved Jack! From his daily visits to my parents house (just to check on them), to his “drive bys” checking on the street, Jack always brought sunshine to our lives.

  4. susan potts-nulty

    At truel wonderful man, who was my dear friend, uncle and neighbor since childhood. He always welcomed me into his home and made me apart of his family in Surf City; My prayers and love go out to all his children , grandchildren and family . I have so many memories of our life’s experiences . My fondest is him driving my friend and I around Surf City in his light blue convertible cadillac looking for a plug for the sailboat, having drinks on Albies and Bette’s deck and most recently dancing at Neal and Jill’s wedding.

    Jack said it like it was!
    He is with Barbara ( my mentor the hammer ), AlbiL, Ginny and Walter enjoying St. Thomas and fishing from above.

    We will miss him dearly but he is in our hearts forever

  5. John Harrison

    He was a part of my life for over 58 years. As my maternal uncle he was my babysitter when I was a kid living in Haddonfield, the provider of great Christmas presents (not the boring ties and sweaters) but the coolest toys. I always enjoyed his pseudo-gruffness (a characteristic of his father, sister and the Errickson clan). I will always have fond memories of Jack, Jack, Jr. (my grandfather), Barbara, Toddy Pastorius and Danny P; all of whom have passed over the years. I know he was very proud of Jennifer and Megan and loved their families very much. I thank him for being a part of my life. Johnny

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