Eastford – William “Bill” E. Erskine, 73, of Union Rd., Eastford formerly of Pomfret, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Windham Hospital surrounded by his loving family including Letitia, Artelle, Tom, and a “Special” friend. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Reginald and Gertrude (Currier) Erskine.
Prior to his retirement Mr. Erskine was a construction worker for Phillip Wilson Construction and RM Construction as well as a machinist at the Kochek Company in Putnam.
Mr. Erskine was a race car driver at the Thompson Speedway for many years and was also an avid fisherman.
William is survived by his daughter Letitia Curtis of Dayville; two brothers Richard Erskine of Dayville and Herbert Erskine of Danielson, and a sister Helen Welch of Dayville; six grandchildren Devin, Candace, Dakota, Hailey, Andrew, and Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
William is predeceased by three brothers Reginald Erskine, Albert Erskine, and Robert Edward “Eddy” Erskine and a sister Pauline “Chicky” Erskine.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes funeral services are private and under the direction of the Gilman Funeral Home 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. The family asks that you light a candle and think a happy thought of Bill as a memorial. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Gilman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 131, Putnam, CT 06260, to help with Bill’s final expenses. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.