John “Jack” Alan Rickman

December 2, 1947 - January 25, 2024
John “Jack” Alan Rickman

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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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  • February 04, 2024
    Tom and Linda Davidson says:
    We know your hearts are filled with sadness and tears, but may your memories be filled with all the smiles and laughter of the good times you shared with Jack throughout the years. Jack will certainly be missed but always remembered fondly.

  • February 02, 2024
    Terry and Darla Bell says:
    Jack was a good friend to Darla and I. We have many great memories of Jack and his wife Norma. I will always remember Jack as a kind and loving father. Our hearts go out to his loving wife Norma, his delightful sons, Nathan and Andrew and their families. Keep the wonderful memories and enjoy life with your children, grandchildren and friends.

  • February 01, 2024
    Quin Regnier posted an image:
    With Jack and Norma
    With Jack and Norma

  • February 01, 2024
    Quin Regnier posted an image:
    The guys
    The guys

  • February 01, 2024
    D Hutton says:
    Jack was the best brother-in-law I could ask for. Always quick to bring humor to the conversation and always interested in what we were doing. He loved our family including our parents and he is the reason we now have a beautiful family home on Deep Creek Lake. I think of Jack with a big smile and a warm heart.