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William H. Rickards


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William H. Rickards

Ship Bottom - William H. Rickards died on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at his home surrounded by his caring family at the age of 87. William was a loving son of his parents, Benjamin and Marie (Cratin) Rickards and always enjoyed laughing with his siblings (all deceased) Mary Ester, Benjamin, Margaret, James, Elizabeth, and Dolores. William is survived by his sons (daughter-in-laws), Matthew (Sharon), Christopher, Timothy (Kimberly), Gregory (Jennifer), Jerome (Nadine); and nine wonderful grandchildren; Michael, Grace, Ryan, Ava, Jillian, Jane, Allison, Summer, and Jake.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, William moved to Ship Bottom, NJ 27 years ago where he enjoyed many years with his family and friends. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from St. Joseph's University and went on to work for the Federal Government within the Internal Revenue Service as a manager. After retiring, he served as a Councilman for the Borough of Ship Bottom and was the unofficial Mayor of the How You Brewin' Coffee Shop.

Services were held on Saturday, January 13th at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. Private cremation under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 12th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom.
Published in Beach Haven Times on Jan. 18, 2018
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