Richard E. ‘Dick’ Pickell, 82, Ephrata, WWII radio operator, Black & Decker retiree, Phillies fan

By on January 14, 2015

Richard E. “Dick” Pickell, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at Conestoga View.

He was the son of the late Howard and Esther (Rodenhiser) Pickell of Lancaster, He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Anna Mae.

He was a veteran of the Korean War. He served in the Army Signal Corp and was a high speed radio operator on a tug boat in Yokohama, Japan. Dick was retired from Black & Decker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 43 and the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection.

He loved to travel, go to dinner theatres, dancing, going to the beach, bowling and playing cards. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four step-children: Robert C. Reed Jr. (Tina), Dennis J. Reed (Teresa), Sharon L. Baumeister (George) and Steven W. Reed (Billie Mae); seven step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren a sister: Nancy (Elwood) Welk of Elkton, Md.; three nieces; and one nephew.

In keeping with Dick’s wishes there will be no services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.


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