Erickson Memorial Set For Tuesday

July 27, 2001

SEATTLE - A public memorial service for former University of Washington rowing coach DickErickson will be held next Tuesday, July 31, at the Conibear Shellhouse on the UWcampus. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

A private, family service will be held on Monday.

Erickson, who entered the Husky Hall of Fame as both a rower and a coach, diedWednesday at his home in Marysville. After serving as a rower on the 1958 varsity eightboat that was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984, Erickson went on to coach the UWcrew from 1968 to 1987. He was entered the Hall of Fame as a coach in 1994. Afterretiring from coaching, Erickson had served as facilities manager at Washington for the last14 years.

Those wishing to attend Tuesday's service should plan to park in the large parking lot (E-1)on Montlake Blvd., a short walk from the Shellhouse.

In lieu of flowers, the Erickson family has asked that contributions be made to the newlyestablished Dick Erickson Scholarship Fund, which will benefit the UW's men's andwomen's crew programs. Contributions (checks should be made out to the University ofWashington) can be sent to the following address:

Dick Erickson Scholarship Fund
University of Washington Athletics
Graves Building
Box 354070
Seattle, WA 98195-4070

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