Joseph A. Wickett

Joseph A. Wickett, 80, of 293 State Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center. He was born on Nov. 6, 1930, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph W. and Veronica Englehardt Wickett. On April 14, 1956, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Rosemary Klein, who survives. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired employee of National Fuel, retiring in 1989 after 38 years of service.Mr. Wickett was a member of the St. Mary's Church, served in the U.S. Air Force and enjoyed working around the house.In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Ragland and her husband David of St. Marys; two sons, Joseph D. Wickett and his wife Danette of St. Marys and Jason D. Wickett at home; a grandson, Matthew Wickett; three sisters, Florence Lucanik of St. Marys, Ethel Buerk of St. Marys, and Audrey Hillebrand and her husband Fred of St. Marys; and two brothers, Clarence Wickett and his wife Mary Jane of St. Marys, and William Wickett of St. Marys.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Nyce Hillebrand; and by a brother, Benard (Barney) Englehardt.Family and friends of Joseph A. Wickett are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Tuesday at noon, with the Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB, as celebrant.Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visitation.Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Marys Lion's Club, Post Office Box #124, St. Marys, PA 15857.