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Kate Torgersen
Assistant Communications Manager
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Fri, May 08 2009 - Clifford Ralph Erickson, Former Safety Engineer and Namesake of Clif Bar & Company dies at 83.

BERKELEY, Calif., May 8, 2009—It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Clifford Ralph Erickson, father to Clif Bar & Company founder and owner Gary Erickson, on May 5th at 7:55 a.m. at the age of 83.

The namesake of Clif Bar, Clifford was not only Gary’s dad he was also his childhood hero and adventure companion. A loving father, husband and grandfather, Clifford was a vibrant member of the Clif Bar family and the community.

A kind, gentle, patient, loving person, Clifford will be forever in our hearts, and his spirit and legacy will live on through his family and through Clif Bar & Company.