Obituary of Donald John Rickards
Donald John RIckards, of the Oak Valley section of Deptford passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2023. He was 61.
Born in Bristol and raised in Gloucester; Don graduated from Gloucester High School in 1979. Following High School, Don proudly served his country in the United States Army. After being discharged, Don and his brother Rick owned and operated a Trucking Company, RDG Trucking until 2001. He had a long career spanning two stints with Waste Management in Camden where he fostered many friendships that lasted over the years.
Don will be fondly remembered as a loving and kind man who would do anything for those in need. He loved his family, especially his wife Kelly who he shared the past 13 years with. Don enjoyed fishing with his wife; going to play BINGO with his daughter Samantha, watching car shows and he loved singing Karaoke at the Verga VFW. Don will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Don is the beloved husband of Kelly (nee Pierson): loving father of Samantha Russell and her Fiancee, William Eosso, Jr.; dear brother of Laura Clark and her husband Wayne and Monica Rickards; cherished grandfather of James and Giovanni Eosso; dear uncle of Gary Bennett, Amanda Pereza & Lisa Clark. Don is predeceased by his parents, Richard & Veronica Rickards and his brother Rick.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Don's viewing on Sunday, June 11, 2023 after 1 PM in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury where his Funeral Ceremony will follow at 3 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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