John Evan Pickett passed away at the age of 68 on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, John spent his childhood in Fairfield, Connecticut, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Swarthmore College in 1966.
He attained his Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.
John began at the Delaware County Planning Department that year and became its Director in 1985.
He was also appointed Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development in 1996.
His hobbies included American roots music, road tripping to national parks, and reading mystery novels.
Family, coworkers, and friends will dearly miss his kind spirit and calm manner.
Survivors: John is survived by his three children, Amy Pickett of Media, Evan Pickett of Menlo Park, California, and John Pickett of Portland, Oregon.
He is also survived by his former spouse, Gail Pickett, and his sister, Margaret Roeske.
He is predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Margaret Pickett.
Visitation/Memorial Service: Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home at 15 E. Fourth St. in Media. A memorial service will follow from 8-9 p.m.
At John's request, please make memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society
), the American Lung Association
), or the ASPCA (www.aspca.org