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Billie Rickard

Billie Rickard

Billie Rickard, 96, formerly of Albion, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia, PA.  He was born January 9, 1922 in Albion, a son of the late Carl and Bessie (Bebee) Rickard.  Billie graduated from Albion High School, then served his country with the US Marine Corps during World War II.  He worked as a Yard Switchman for the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad.  He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Albion, and enjoyed golfing and woodworking.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Jane Rickard, a daughter, Beth Rickard, three brothers, Bennett Rickard, Blaine Rickard and Blair Rickard.  He is survived by two sons, Lee Rickard and his wife, Jennifer, of Gibsonia, PA, Bruce Rickard of Albion, a daughter, Susan Rickard of Pittsburgh, four grandchildren, Madelyn, Katelyn, Jamie and Samantha, four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Kiersten, Alyssa and Ethan, and many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Tuesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10am with Pastor Duk Hee Han officiating.  Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg, with full military honors.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 

Left by  “Joe and Cheryl Burns” on 04/23/2018
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our prayers. Mr and Mrs Rickard were great neighbors and always folks to look up to.
Left by  “Kurt Johnson” on 04/23/2018
What a great guy. He will be missed.
Left by  “Beatric Gevin” on 04/22/2018
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in peace Billie Rickard.
Left by  “Roger and Karen McMillen” on 04/22/2018
Rest in peace Bill . We miss you and Shirley both.
Left by  “Roger and Kristine Copeland ” on 04/21/2018
One of the most wonderful and caring gentleman that we know. Our deepest sympathies and prayers.
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