Dwight Paul Erickson, 57, of Georges Mills passed peacefully into the presence of his Savior on December 18, 2020, after a courageous battle with a degenerative brain disease.
Dwight was born in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to Alfred C. and Sylvia R. Erickson on April 6, 1963. He grew up in Warrington, Pennsylvania, where his love of sports began. Dwight played several sports for WAA, often coached by his dad. He went on to play football and baseball at Central Bucks High School East, wearing #10.
He was proud to be a member of the first CB East football team to defeat CB West on Thanksgiving Day, 1979, winning the Bux-Mont Championship. Dwight went on to play football his freshman year at Liberty University before transferring to Drexel University, where he earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering.
In 1986, Dwight married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Clayton, and moved to New Hampshire where his two children, Tyler and Caleigh, were born. Dwight worked as Project Manager for Mobil Oil, United Service Station Renovators, Northcape Design, and Carroll Concrete. Dwight loved renovating homes, and in 2004 he started his own construction company, ECS. He concluded his career working for Steris Corporation for 14 years. In 2013, he married Sandra Hale.
Dwight’s enthusiasm for sports never wavered, and he enjoyed coaching his children’s baseball and basketball teams at the New London Outing Club. He also coached football, baseball, and women’s varsity basketball at Proctor Academy in Andover.
Dwight will be remembered for his strong faith in God, great work ethic, contagious smile, quick wit, enthusiastic personality, and desire to help others. He loved his family dearly and did everything he could to make family gatherings memorable, including spectacular fireworks displays.
Dwight impacted our lives so deeply that we feel a tremendous loss in his absence. We are comforted to know that Dwight lives on in the life of a high school classmate to whom he gave a kidney in 2012. As a born competitor, Dwight fought hard against his fast progressing, debilitating disease; and at the end of the game, he left everything on the field.
Dwight is survived by Sandra Erickson, her children and grandchildren; Cathy Erickson and their two children, Tyler Erickson (Amanda), Caleigh Saucier (Cameron); his father, Alfred C. Erickson; brothers, David Seelhorst (Betty), Deane Seelhorst (Donna); sister, Carolyn Johnson (Ralph); brother-in-law, Fred Hyle; seven nieces and one nephew; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and many dear relatives and friends. Dwight was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia R. Erickson; sister, Sue Hyle; and brother, Alfred “Buddy” Erickson.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Dwight’s life on Saturday, July 24, at 11 AM at Calvary Baptist Church at 250 Green Lane in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill St, Philadelphia PA 19123.