Meriden - Eric R. Lawson, 86, formerly of Paddock Ave., died Sat. July 20, 2002 in Hawaii while visiting his son. He was the husband of the late Viola Helen Salamandra Lawson. He was born in Hopkinton, NH, March 24, 1916, a son of the late Arthur V. and Anna Olson Lawson. He worked as a machinist at the Charles Parker Company and later he retired as a salesman for A-1 Recreational Vehicles in 1979. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Donald Corkum of Madison, WI, a son and daughter-in-law, Reginald and Lauren Lawson of Waikoloa, HI, a brother, John Lawson of Hudson, WI, five grandchildren, Sheri Corkum of Toronto, Canada, Rhonda Muchiutti of Clinton, MA, Brian Corkum of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Neal Lawson of Bolder, CO and Jennifer Helbeley of Reno, NV. He was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Lawson, Clarence Lawson and a sister, Marie Ishkanian. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Mr. Lawson's son-in-law, Donald Corkum will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 300 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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