John (Jack) Alan Rickman Obituary
It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Rickman (Leland, NC), born on December 2, 1947, in Washington DC. He passed peacefully at home at the age of 76 on January 25, 2024. Jack was raised in Frederick, MD and he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from the University of Maryland. It was there, Jack met his wife of 55 years, Norma Ann (Regnier) Rickman. He served in the National Guard in Washington DC from 1969 to 1975. Jack and Norma then settled in Garrett County Maryland where he held the position of Southern Middle School Principal until his retirement in 2006. Jack was a loving father and enjoyed raising his family in Garrett County while being involved in the community and taking up many hobbies such as skiing, sailing, running, biking, and golfing. After retirement Jack and Norma moved to Leland, NC and enjoyed the moderate weather and spending time with many friends playing cards, golfing, playing pickleball, and flying model airplanes. Jack leaves behind his two sons, their wives, and four grandchildren whom he loved dearly: Nathan Cartier and wife Heather with grandchildren Alyssa, Tyler, and Mackenzie also Andrew John and wife Leslie with grandson Ethan.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday April 10th at 3:00pm at St. Peter’s Church in Oakland, MD. Address: 208 S 4th St, Oakland, MD 21550. A celebration of life will be held immediately afterwards at the Church Social Hall at roughly 4:00 pm.
All are welcome.
Garrett County Public Schools Foundation in Jack’s name to donations: https://www.gcps.net/foundation
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care Hospice of Wilmington, NC. and Garrett County Public Schools Foundation in Jack’s name to donations: https://www.gcps.net/foundation.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.