Erika, or Riki, as those who knew her called her fondly, grew up in both Newton and Stockbridge, spending summers at Mahkeenac Shores and at Tanglewood while her father played for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She would remember fondly her times growing up down by the lake with all of the other “orchestra brats” as she put it.
Erika became the State’s first certified official voice reporter, working for the Superior Court in Middlesex. She was known in the courts not only for her soft voice work, and quick transcript turnaround, but also for letting defendants know what she thought of them in her subtle “Crime Doesn’t Pay” sweater. But the Berkshires were never far from her mind, and every summer you could find her down by the dock, reading a book in an Adirondack chair, or cheerfully yelling hello to a neighbor. She will be remembered for her unique fashion sense – she never met a bold print, fabric, or big necklace that she didn’t like. Her family will also miss her caring, giving heart. If she could help someone, she would.
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