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Richard John "Dick" Rickert

August 25, 1935 September 29, 2018
Richard John "Dick" Rickert
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Little Valley, NY - Richard John "Dick" Rickert was called to the Lord on September 29, 2018, in Ocala, FL. Born on August 25, 1935 to Walter O. Rickert and Alice Cox in Salamanca, NY, his early years were spent on the family dairy farm in Napoli, NY. He worked as a Therapy Aid at the Gowanda Psychiatric Hospital until his retirement.
He was married to Geraldine Barstow on October 1, 1955, who predeceased him on January 30, 1996. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Rickert and William (Sue) Rickert, four grandchildren, Amanda, Jason, Raymond and Pam, twelve great-grandchildren, brothers Michael (Lisa Rodwin) Rickert and Thomas (Jill) Rickert, sister Elizabeth A. Spry, special friend, Ann Elton, dear friend of 64 years, Olive (Tootie) Snow, and his cat, Bobby. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Duane Rickert, on May 1, 2016, and by his special friend, Helen Strawn on September 24, 2015.
He enjoyed traveling, having visited all fifty states, and going on cruises with his friends
throughout the Caribbean and beyond. Friends enjoyed karaoke parties at his home. He enjoyed racing, having built his own race car, and showing classic cars throughout Florida. He had many talents, including woodworking and construction. Richard was kind to friends and strangers alike. Richard belonged to several organizations, including Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ocala Moose Lodge, Ocala Singles Club, NRA, and Good Sam’s Camping Club.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 4:30 PM from Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. Little Valley, NY.
Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Legacy House of Ocala, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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4:30 PM 11/3/2018 4:30:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Little Valley

411 Rock City Street
Little Valley, NY 14755

Mentley Funeral Home - Little Valley
411 Rock City Street Little Valley 14755 NY
United States

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Little Valley Rural Cemetery Final Resting Place

Erie St.
Little Valley, NY 14779

Erie St. Little Valley 14779 NY
United States

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