Siblings gunned down in Warren were ‘bigger than life’
The brother and sister gunned down at a Warren home will both be laid to rest on Saturday.
The funeral for Heidi Errickson and her brother Frederick — whom police say were shot with an assault rifle by Heidi Errickson's fiance John Reno at her home on Sunday — will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Frederick Errickson, 55, was the oldest of five siblings and father to two daughters. He worked at County Auto Wreckers in Jersey City and is remembered in his obituary for his "big smile and his happiness (that) emanated from acts that flowed from his big heart."
Lisa Gicking, writing on Frederick's condolence page, recalled his "happy, smiling face." She wrote that the Errickson siblings "were pretty much 'bigger than life'. All unique, all special, lovely people. Fred was just one of those people you felt happy being around."
Heidi Errickson, who has a son Gabriel Vallie with her late husband Gabriel, enjoyed live music, NASCAR, the Philadelphia Flyers and the finest German beer, according to her obituary. She was a paraprofessional at Central School in Warren.
"You were the best in raising up Gabe all by yourself into a fine young man," wrote co-worker Patricia Carle on Heidi Errickson's condolence page. "The students and staff of Central School were so lucky to have you in our daily lives. Your great smile and gentle presence will be greatly missed
A GoFundMe page created to fund Gabe's education has raised $21,000.
Reno was later found dead in a nearby drainage ditch from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, an assault rifle with two magazines at his side.