Clarence J. Wickett

Clarence J. Wickett, 95, of 114 Edward Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born April 4, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Veronica Englehardt Wickett. Clarence was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1985, after 34 years of service.

On October 7, 1947, in the St. Mary’s Church, Clarence married Mary Jane Breindel, who preceded him in death on August 4, 2017.

He is survived by two daughters, Jane Wickett of Cary, NC and Joan Fabiano and her husband Donald of Ridgway; two sons, James Wickett and his wife Lucy of Belleville, IL and John Wickett of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Hillebrand and her husband Fred of St. Marys; and by numerous wonderful nieces and nephews and their families.

In addition to his wife and parents, Clarence was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Buerk, Florence Lucanik, and Rita Hillebrand; and by three brothers, William Wickett, Joseph Wickett, and Bernard Englehardt.

Clarence was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, where he volunteered for over 25 years in numerous capacities and committees. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.  He was a retired 20 year member of the US Air Force Reserves and was a former Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade.  Clarence was honored as a World War II veteran at the St. Marys Burial Detail banquet.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 315 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Russ and Crystal Eckert May 15, 2018 at 9:25 pm

To The Wickett Family,

With grieving time, we give you all our love and sympathy. It isn’t going to be the same without your dad out there mowing his yard. Please let us know if we can do anything. Love, Russ, Crystal, Rylan, Hunter, Rob, and Susie.

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