Dorothy Amelia Erickson
Dorothy Amelia Erickson
  • February 15, 1935 - July 21, 2017
  • Longwood, Florida

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Dorothy Amelia Erickson, 82, most recently of Arden Courts in Winter Springs, passed away July 21, 2017. She was born to the late Ray and Caroline Disert in Brooklyn, NY on February 15, 1935. Affectionately known as “Dot”, she was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Dot was deeply devoted to her family and friends. She could always be counted on when someone was in need, a natural caregiver, and she enjoyed caring for others. Dot was also a gifted hostess of family and friend gatherings, which she arranged and hosted often. It would not be unusual to be handed a glass of champagne upon arrival at one of Dot’s gatherings. She thought of every detail. Dot was also gifted in cooking, sewing, quilting, and gardening. She loved to travel and visited many places and made many wonderful memories. Dot was a member of the Episcopal church, and she was strong in her faith. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her dearly.

Dot was preceded in passing by her husband, Arthur V. Erickson, and their daughter, Karen Nash; brother, Ray Disert; and sister, Carolyn Nicoll.

She is survived by her loving family: son, Arthur F. Erickson and his wife Beelin, daughter, Laura S. Taylor and her husband Milt; brother Joseph Disert and his wife June; sister Clara Winter-Deluca; grandchildren Joelle McFaddin and her husband Neal, Lynn Erickson, Arthur V. Erickson, Christina Taylor, Michael Erickson, and Zachary Taylor; great-grandson Xander McFaddin; and a host of other close relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 29 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte, 994 E Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL. Service will follow at 3:30 pm.

Private inurnment at a later date in New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Dot to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Dot’s family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the caregivers at Arden Courts for their wonderful and compassionate care during her time there. She had a truly enjoyable life and a very peaceful passing thanks to their help.

Arrangements are under the care of Baldwin Fairchild, an honored Dignity Memorial Provider.