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Gary P. Bickford


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Gary P. Bickford

AGE: 69 • Frankford

Gary P. Bickford, 69 of Frankford DE died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his home.

He began his career in the Vietnam conflict era as a Radio Intercept Analysis Specialist for the U.S. Air Force. He was successful in his many employment paths. He ended his career as a maintenance contractor in Bethany Beach, DE.

Gary was very proud of having the privilege to serve as the 1997 Patient Representative of Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore. The following year, he was delighted to travel the country and serve as the 1998 National Adult Representative for Easter Seals.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, ML Bickford; his son, Captain (Ret.) Troy J. Albuck and his wife Valerie of Hanover Park, IL, his 3 daughters including Kathryn 'Katie' M. Bickford of Ocean View, DE; his 3 grandsons, Alexander F. Albuck, Brennan Bickford Albuck and Karlton R. Miller; two sisters, Karyl Dulaney; Jan Morrow and her husband Michael; and his brother, Greg Bickford and his wife Debe.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, DE 19945. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Mariner's Bethel UM Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View DE 19970. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

Donations may be made in Gary's honor to Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.mel sonfuneralservices.com
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 27, 2016
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