Richard W. Rickert Jr. 

Richard W. Rickert Jr. of Riverhead and West Islip died Jan. 2 at Long Island State Veterans Home. He was 93.

He was born Nov. 28, 1925, to Caroline Goesel and Richard W. Rickert Sr.

Mr. Rickert married Betty Heitshusen, served in the U.S. Navy and was a machinist at New York Twist Drill in Bay Shore, N.Y.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Rickert was predeceased by his stepson, William Cox. He is survived by his daughters, Virginia Prenske, Kathleen Evanchik and Janice Marquez; his stepdaughter, Susan Cox and stepson, Richard Cox; his sister, Marie Ginanne; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m., followed by services at noon at Tuthill Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. Interment will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

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