Richard W. Rickert Jr. of Riverhead, formerly of West Islip, died Jan. 2, 2019 at the Long Island State Veterans Home. He was 93 years old.
He was born Nov. 28, 1925 to Richard W. and Caroline (Goesel) Rickert.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a machinist with New York Twist Drill in Bay Shore. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Predeceased by his stepson William Cox, he is survived by his wife Betty (Heitshusen), his daughters Virginia Prenske, Kathleen Evanchik and Janice Marquez, his stepdaughter Susan Cox, his stepson Richard Cox, his sister Marie Ginanne, and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead, where a funeral service is scheduled from noon to 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.