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“To Donna, Dick & Tim: It was sad to hear of your father passing, I will miss the letters & notes he use to send to me with updates of what was going...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Scott Medlin - FL - Family Friend

“I just found out today about Mr. Pickett's passing. I'm so sorry to have missed the funeral. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. I...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Beth Stefanowicz - Avalon, NJ

“I have enjoyed all our talks on baseball and the Navy. It has been an honor to stand by you as a Red Sox Fan! I always said you were one of the...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: rich pickett - toms river, NJ

“Grandpa, you will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I will greatly miss our summers together and our weekly Thursday evening chats on my...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jamie Trimbur - Grandchild

“Dad. I know that you are with mom now and you are finally at peace. I believe we will all be together some day. It was a very different and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: rich pickett - toms river, NJ

“i AM MISSING YOU DAD! i KNOW YOU ARE ARE VERY HAPPY IN HEAVEN WITH YOUR WHOLE FAMILY ESP. Mom! i think of you everyday and about all our talks and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: JANET Pickett - toms river, NJ

“We are all lucky to have had Grandpa in our lives and as much as he will be missed by us all, I will always cherish the memories and stories he...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jared Nyce - Pennsburg, PA

“My great uncle Bill came down from chestnut hill to Avalon for the weekend and said if I get up early I could go fishing/ crabbing with him and(Nono)...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Pickett - Lake in the Hills, IL

“I will always remember our Sunday mornings going to WaWa for breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Also watching all your favorite TV shows and recalling...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Conrad George - Palmerton, PA

“Dad loved his 25 years of being an Avalon resident and especially loved his home. We were so happy we were able as a family to honor his last wish,...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Platco - Palmerton, PA

“I am so sorry I cannot be there with you, Tim,Rich and Donna, know you are all in my prayers, love Karen ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Karen McKay - FORKED RIVER, NJ


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Richard H. Pickett, Jr., 89 - of Avalon, NJ passed away in the comfort of his home on Jan 11, 2019. He was born in Waterbury, CT to the late Richard Pickett, Sr and Evelyn (Thompson) Pickett. He was a graduate of Francis Xavier Elementary School and Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT. Richard enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1948 achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer and retiring in June 1968. He served as an Aircrewman in several Airborne Early Warning Squadrons during his 20 year Navy career. He was most proud to have been a member of the Navy's distinguished Hurricane Hunters Squadron VW-4 from 1963 to 1966 while serving in Puerto Rico and Florida. After his Navy retirement, Richard was employed as a Senior Logistician for the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia, Pa. and later in Lakehurst, NJ. He retired from that employ in 1985 and re-located to Avalon, NJ. During his retirement there he was an avid golfer, reader and lifetime baseball fan.
He is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Norma (Felix) Pickett and his two sisters, Shirley(Jim)Sheridan and Merryl (Edward) Harty. He is survived by his children: Donna (Pickett) Platco of Palmerton, PA, Richard (Janet) Pickett, III of Toms River, NJ and Timothy Pickett of Lake in the Hills, IL. In addition, he is survived by a niece Sheila (Bill) Horrigan of Waterbury, CT and his grandchildren: Jamie (Frank) Trimbur, Jared (Kelly) Nyce, and Jeffrey Gonnello along with three great-grandsons: Connor, Hunter and Maddox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's name to The Salvation Army (NJ Division) online at: "give.salvationarmy.org/give/171603" or to the Cape May County Animal Shelter, 4 Moore Road - DN 501B, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at St Brendan the Navigator, Maris Stella Church, 5012 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 10:00 am Visitation, 11:00 am Mass. Interment will be at the Cape May County Veteran's Cemetery, 127 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ.