Susan R. Ericson, 58, juvenile justice caseworker

October 07, 2002

Susan Rothenberg Ericson, a retired caseworker with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, died Saturday of ovarian cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 58.

Mrs. Ericson was born and raised in Mount Washington.

She graduated from Forest Park High School in 1961 and earned a sociology degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1966.

After graduation, she was a caseworker for the Welfare Department and Drug Abuse Administration in Baltimore. She joined the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice in the early 1970s.

She earned a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore.

After 23 years of working for the state, Mrs. Ericson retired in 1990.

In 1977, she married Robert "Wayne" Ericson of Annapolis. The couple spent most of their married life in Annapolis and in Arnold. They returned to Baltimore last month.

Mrs. Ericson was an avid reader who stayed well-informed about current events and liked to discuss politics, said her son, Daniel W. Ericson of Washington. She was also a music fan, especially of Motown.

Her other interests included cooking, needlepoint, classic films and animals. She had pets throughout her life, including ducks and even a monkey when she was a girl.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson and Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Ericson is survived by her father, Jack L. Rothenberg of Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alan and Selma Rothenberg Scholarship Fund, University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St. 21201.

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