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Obituary: Elizabeth "Lou" Ercolin, 84


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Elizabeth "Lou" Ercolin

Elizabeth (Lou) Ercolin, 84, passed from this life the morning of October 9, 2016 in Sparks, Nevada, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born on November 10, 1931 in Vero Beach, Florida, to William Thomas McClellan and Emma Young.

She graduated from High School in Vero Beach and married the love of her life, Patrick R. Ercolin on June 10, 1950. They were married for 52 years until his passing in 2002.

They raised six children, the two youngest were born in Germany where her husband was a teacher for the Army. Lou worked when the family needed, as a telephone operator and/or seamstress, however her devotion was to raising their children. She was a Mom who welcomed many neighborhood children into their home as well. Lou continued to reach out to anyone she saw in need throughout her life.

Lou enjoyed reading and was happy to curl up with a good book whenever possible. She could be found many Sunday afternoons with the local paper and an iced coffee. She also loved to watch and listen to the birds while admiring the beautiful flowers.

She and her late husband raised their six children while traveling across the miles including Florida, Utah, Germany, Washington and Alaska. She most recently and for the past 10 years has lived in Sparks, Nevada.

She is survived by one sister, Carolyn Perry; children Charlie (Barbara) Ercolin, Ralph (Julie) Ercolin, Susan Reilly, and Bridgette Ercolin; grandchildren Cassie (Jake) Remming, Corey (Casi) Ercolin, Heidi Burris, Katie (Kiko) Juvinel, Jonathon Reilly, Charissa Ercolin, Clover (Trevor) Jenkins, Christopher Ercolin, Clay (Kristina) Ercolin and Stephanie Ercolin; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Mary's Hospice, 690 Sierra Rose Dr., Reno, NV 89511 or Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Ln B, Reno, NV 89502 or SPCA, 4950 Spectrum Blvd, Reno, NV 89512.


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