Nickerson Funeral Home

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Frederick Ernest Erhardt

July 20, 1929January 19, 2020

Frederick Ernest Erhardt, 90, of Brewster, MA, and formerly of Bradenton, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 19.

Fred grew up in Easton, PA, and was known to his Pennsylvania family as "Bud." He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton in 1951, and is a life member of the Theta Xi national fraternity. He served in the United States Army 1951-1953 during the Korean War. Fred married Joan Mary Demeter in 1951 and started a family in New Jersey. He worked his entire career at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company in Newark, NJ.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Brewster, and spent winters in Florida. In Bradenton, he was an active member of the Trailer Estates Masonic Square Club, and served as its chaplain for several years. He was awarded the 50 year Masonic Service Emblem in 2001 by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Fred was also a volunteer at Blake Medical Center for over 10 years and achieved over 3000 hours of volunteer service.

Fred enjoyed watching football, and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, as well as baseball, where he followed the Oakland A's. He enjoyed camping and fishing in his younger days, and watching the birds and his cats in recent years.

His beloved wife of 68 years, Joan, predeceased him in May of 2019. He is survived by his three children, Keith Erhardt of Brewster, Carol Erhardt of Falmouth, Beth Erhardt Hesse and husband, Robert, of Canton, OH. He was an only child but also leaves several extended family members.

Joint memorial services for both Fred and Joan will be held on Monday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Trailer Estates Covenant Church. A committal at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brewster will be held later this year.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Fred's memory to Lafayette College, noted for the Maroon Club in his name, and addressed to Lafayette College, 307 Markle Hall, Easton, PA 18042.


  • Lafayette College



  • Memorial Service Monday, January 27, 2020


  • A committal at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brewster will be held later this year


Frederick Ernest Erhardt

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james vivian

January 25, 2020

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Bud and Joan always stopped in to see my mom on their way to and back from Florida. It was nice to reminisce about our families growing up in Easton when we got together. I fondly remember getting together with my cousins at Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ernest's home on South Side Easton.