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Roger C. Erickson

July 20, 1939 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 82)

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Roger Curtis Erickson died December 9, 2021. He was a member of First Parish of Watertown. Roger is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Johanna and his children Sandra and Miguel. Born in San Diego, July 20, 1939, to Veona and Phillip Erickson.


He graduated with a BA in Architecture from North Dakota State at Fargo, where he was awarded MVP in football, basketball and baseball. He earned his Masters in Architecture in Sweden, at The Royal Academy at Stockholm. He earned his Masters in Landscape Architecture, at Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Roger served on the Watertown Planning Board. President on the Historic Commission. He worked for Boston Redevelopment Authority, Hudson Valley River Commission, and for the National Trust of Historic Preservation. He was involved in The Big Dig and known for the planting of trees and the design of parks throughout Boston. Roger was known for his love of gardening. It gave him great joy to share his vegetables and flowers with friends and neighbors. He was most comfortable in his bib overalls, LL Bean boots and cap. He remained youthful throughout his life, serving in the Army, running marathons and coaching Watertown soccer. He was humble and had an insatiable appetite to learn. He was funny, a great listener, honest, calm, thoughtful, shy and compassionate. His passing leaves a huge void. He will forever be missed. 

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