Philip Leon Erickson of Petaluma, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the age of 69. He was born November 20, 1942 in San Diego, CA the son of Leon and Genevieve Erickson. He was a graduate of Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, Class of 1960. Phil proudly served in the United States Navy.
A mainstay of Grant Avenue in Novato, Phil owned and operated Children's Boot Shop for close to 30 years. Phil took great pride and satisfaction in the multiple generations of families who would bring their little ones in to be fit for their first pair of shoes. His loyal customers could always expect and count on a quality product from a quality man, served with great care and good humor.
He filled his family with a genuine positive spirit, navigating them through each of life's greatest challenges with a kind heart and steady hand. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceded in death by his devoted wife Charlotte. He is survived by his son, Jeff Erickson, daughter Wendy Erickson Kennedy, grandchildren Kayla Kennedy (5 years old) Ryan Kennedy (2 1/2 years old), brother, Dennis Erickson and sister, Sandy Erickson Lambert. Philip was laid to rest in a private family service next to his beloved wife at Cypress Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives and Friends on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm at the Erickson Family Home, 1740 Putnam Way, Petaluma, CA 94954. Arrangements by Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952