Wallington Ricketts Jr., 70, antique car enthusiast
Wallington John Ricketts Jr., 70, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Oct. 2, 2012 at his daughter’s home of complications from bladder cancer.
Known by family as Dad and Pop-Pop and friends as John, he was born in Plainfield, NJ, March 5, 1942. He was the son of the late Wallington John Sr. and Janet Louise (Beucke) Ricketts. His wife of 43 years, Janet (Fillette) Ricketts, died August 10, 2010.
Spending his childhood in the United States and Sumatra, Indonesia, he was a 1961 graduate of Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Va. In 1972, they moved to Florida from Easton, where they owned two Taylor Rental franchises in the Clearwater area. He was later employed as national sales manager for Simpson Pressure Washers, Clearwater, Fla., and store manager for Hometown Hearth, Hudson, Fla. He was former president of the Easton Young Republicans Club and president of Taylor Rental Association. Many family adventures involved antique cars as he was a life member and enthusiastic supporter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. This June he received national recognition for his 1970 Buick GS Stage 1. He also loved boating and fishing. Known for his infectious smile and joke-telling, he was blessed to have many close friendships. He was a true big brother to his sister and a loving, yet firm father and grandfather. He lived the last year of his life to the fullest.
Surviving are his children: Tracy M. (Jeff A.) Lesher, of Reinholds; and Daniel M. (Dawn M.) Ricketts, of Trinity, Fla.; grandchildren: Alyssa; Augie; Ava; Jack; and Anna; a sister: Susan (Fred) Assenheimer, of Florham Park, NJ; numerous nieces and nephews; and a close, personal friend, Theresa Rothrock.
A Memorial Service is planned for Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at St. Alfred’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor, FL. Inurnment in Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens, Palm Harbor, FL. Rather than flowers, donations may be sent to AACA Library and Research Center, 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 or Hospice of Florida Coast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
Guidance was provided by Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown.
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