Richard W. Erickson, 78, of Hare Creek Road, Corry, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Erickson was born June 28, 1931, in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Edward H. and Frances M. Tennies Erickson.

Mr. Erickson is survived by his wife, Mary Joanne Rees Erickson, whom he married July 2, 1955, in Coryville.

He is also survived by two daughters, Carol A. Tessena and her husband, Michael, of Coryville, and Barbara L. Erickson of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; a son, Michael E. Erickson and his wife, Molly, of Columbus; a sister, Shirley J. Herson and her husband, James, of Ithaca, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Joseph M. Erickson, Stephanie L. Erickson, Daniel P. Erickson, Kelly L. Keck and Andrew R. Tessena.