As a mom she was in motion; Marie took her kids camping at Parvin State Park where she boated and fished all day. And she was off to Vermont skiing in the winter: they stayed at a lodge owned by the von Trapp Family. Of course, in every activity she’d mix in a little competition: Marie loved winning. Her whole life she was a patriot and volunteered at the U.S.O as a young woman. She was born and raised in Philly. At the 6th street community center she’d learn lots about life including fencing. Earlier years found her working as a secretary at H.A. DeHart and Sons. Marie had a habit of overcoming the odds; all the experts said she’d never return to work following her accident in 1983. Marie proved them wrong staying at DeHart til she retired in 2000.
Besides fencing, the community center paid off in other ways. It’s there the young Marie Erickson would meet the late Floyd. Their marriage was blessed by two children, Lisa Adams (Eugene) and the late Eric; two grandchildren and a great-grandson. She is survived by her sisters, Marjorie Widmayer, Dolores Sivers, and Anna “Nan” Johnson.
Come celebrate 92 great years Wednesday 6 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a 7 p.m. service. Donations in lieu of flowers to U.M.C. Foundation, 535 North Oak Ave., Pitman 08071 will be appreciated.