The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports


March 18, 2013

William Raymond Pickens


He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Dorothy (Frederick) Hoag; and his brother, Clifford.

He was instrumental in forming the Morris Emergency Squad 50 years ago and in starting several other squads in surrounding towns. He was a charter member of the Morris Emergency Squad.

He worked at Amphenol in Sidney and retired from there. He was also village justice, assuming the duties of said office and officiated at several weddings.

He was also a long-standing member and a past commander of the Morris American Legion Post 1135.

He had many interests including traveling, driving stock cars, hunting, fishing and flying miniature airplanes.

According to his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral. His body has been remanded to the Johnston Funeral Home, per his wishes, he is to be cremated and his ashes given to his wife and after her death, her ashes will be put with his and they will be together forever.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and there are lots of wonderful memories.

Thanks to the neighbors, the Morris Tent Rental, Catskill Area Hospice, especially Barb Collison, and anyone else, you know who you are.

In memory of Bill please consider donations to the Morris Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 452, Morris, NY 13808.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

At the convenience of the family, a memorial service and celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later time.

Text Only

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Undecided/no opinion
     View Results