Glenn L. Rickard, 77, died Saturday, January 27, 2018, peacefully at Universal Health Care, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Glenn was born March 17, 1940, in Cold Brook, the last of four sons’ to Howard and Gladys Rickard. He graduated in 1957 from Poland Central School and earned his degree from the Utica School of Commerce. He started his career as a court stenographer, which led to his lengthy career with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York, where he worked for 39 years, before his retirement in 1999.
Glenn was united in marriage to Susan L. Ingersoll, of Poland, on June 24, 1967, at Saint John's Catholic Church, Newport. This past June, he and Susan celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary together, along with many friends and relatives, at their son’s home in Raleigh.
While living in Cold Brook, and later in Boonville, Glenn was a volunteer for several groups and organizations, such as the Town of Ohio Recreation Commission, Boonville Elks and Masonic Lodge. Glenn was an excellent cook, assisting with a friends catering business for several years. He also enjoyed reading mystery novels, traveling, sewing and entertaining family and friends. During the past few years, he especially enjoyed playing on-line card games and scrabble with his cousin, Judy (Gauthier) Lawrence. In 2001, Glenn and his wife relocated to Raleigh, NC
Glenn has been a longtime member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Boonville Elks Lodge # 2158 and was a long time member of the Boonville-Uriel Masonic Lodge # 0165.
Glenn is survived by his wife and son, Eric Rickard, along with his partner, Sidney Morris, Jr., Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Ward Rickard, Cold Brook, and Francis Rickard and wife Natalie, of Prospect. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother John Rickard, and sister-in-law Helen Rickard, all from Cold Brook.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to the Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, who provided compassionate, quality care to Glenn during his final hours.
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You have my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved one in death brings pain and tears. But, please know that one day this will all end. Revelation 21:4 states: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May Jehovah strengthen the family during this time.
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