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Funeral Service

Congregation Bet Haverim
Tuesday April 26th, 2022

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Todd L. Erickson

Todd Lindsay Erickson passed away suddenly on April 21, 2022 at the age of 47.

Todd was born in Dayton, Ohio, moving to California when he was five, going to school in Sacramento, receiving his undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego, then graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree, and met his wife, Melissa Barnett Erickson. Todd practiced optometry for almost twenty-one years and was married for nineteen and a half years. He lived in Sacramento for ten years, and then in Davis for ten years.

Besides his professional accomplishments, Todd was known for his loving and kind personality. He was always gracious and went above and beyond when helping others. On a practical level, he could fix anything. As husband, he and Melissa enjoyed raising their family together and sharing their professional knowledge. As a father, he loved being part of his sons’ sports endeavors so that when Alex and Drew engaged in sports, he became a swim official and water polo coordinator. As a person, Todd loved his Challenger car, sushi, ice cream, root beer floats, and traveling the world, especially going to Lake Tahoe with his family. He prepared waffles from scratch every Wednesday night for Thursday morning breakfast. Todd was extremely organized, loved looking forward to the next new adventure, and was respected and loved by everyone who knew and met him. He had the kind of personality that would bring a smile to a person’s face when hearing his name.

Todd is survived by his wife, Melissa Barnett Erickson, sons, Alex and Drew, mother, Carolyn Tillman, father, Dennis Erickson, and sister, Monica McCoy.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 11 am at the Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Todd’s memory to:

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity VOSH.org or YOLO food bank. https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/organization/Yolofoodbank in honor of Todd L. Erickson.

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As neighbors who just returned from a two month absence, we are deeply saddened to learn of Todd's passing. Our hearts go out to Melissa and the boys. Todd will be sorely missed. Blessings and peace to the whole family.

Kendra & Gerd May 6 2022 3:12 PM

Sweet Dr.Erickson, you were always such a sweet man. You took such great care with my and my family. I will truly miss your bright smile and warm personality..you are such a special person to me.

Tammy Walsh Apr 29 2022 4:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Todd Erickson

Tammy Walsh Apr 29 2022 4:24 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Laurie (Looker) Denny Apr 28 2022 7:35 AM

Such an honor to have known you, esoecially during your formative years....and having the notion in my soul of how blessed and fortunate you were, are and would be in your future..., and what a shinning light you would be in your future, without a doubt! I see I was not mistaken in the least. 💜 Rest well and god bless you, and your beloved, precious wife, children, mommy and sister! XO 😇

Noni Irby- Trautman Apr 27 2022 11:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Todd Erickson

Noni Irby-Trautman Apr 27 2022 11:12 PM

Dear Melissa
On behalf of everyone at Contamac, we are truly sorry to hear of your loss and send our deepest condolences to you and your family at such a difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers from the US and UK are with you and your family, stay strong.

In memory of Todd, Contamac will be making a donation to VOSH.

Robert McGregor Apr 27 2022 3:50 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to give you strength at this diffucult time.

Freddie Schutten Apr 26 2022 6:02 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to give you strength.

Freddie Schutten Apr 26 2022 6:00 PM

Dear Melissa and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Todd's passing. Whether he was keeping our clinic equipment working, helping my family move to a new place (for only pizza and beer) or just hanging about in class or clinic, I can't remember Todd without a smile on his face and a good kind word for all.

Ben Coutant and Family Apr 26 2022 4:59 PM

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