Douglas Erickson, owner of Ames Alarm for more than 30 years, passed away Nov. 24, 2019, in Denver. He was 75. Rabbi Rick Rheins officiated at the Nov. 27 service at Temple Sinai.
“Douglas will be remembered for his kindness and strong compassion for all living things,” the family said, adding that he rescued many abandoned animals.
Mr. Erickson was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Seattle, Wash.
After graduating high school in North Reading, Mass., he joined the US Air Force and served for four years at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, Calif.
In 1965, following his honorable discharge, Mr. Erickson moved to Denver, where an extended number of the Erickson family lived.
He worked at a number of bookstores and other jobs related to his electronic training in the military.
For over 30 years, Mr. Erickson owned and operated Ames Alarm. He had many loyal customers.
Mr. Erickson shared his passion for the outdoors, which began when he was a Boy Scout, with Fern, his wife of 44 years.
They loved the Colorado mountains, took skiing vacations, went river rafting and spent lots of time four-wheeling and camping.
Douglas Erickson is survived by his wife Fern; daughter Anna (Dino) Antenucci; and grandchildren Adin Antenucci and Abigail Jean Antenucci.
Contributions may be made in his name to Feline Fix.
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