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Richard Pickett

Wednesday, January 31st, 1940 Sunday, July 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Richard David Pickett

Richard David Pickett, 80, of New Market, MD passed away at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy, on Sunday, July 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 31, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Joseph Alexander Pickett and Ruth Virginia “Ginny” Robinson.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters Terry Winn and Barb Ivey.

Richard is survived by his wife, Diana, his children, Mark Pickett of Manassas, VA and Jennifer Pushlar (Kris) of Fort Montgomery, NY,  and Janette Regnier (Jason) of Fairfax Station, VA, grandchildren Luke and Bella (Mark) and Natalie and Amelia (Jennifer) and Alexa and Spencer, his brother, Charles Pickett (Carol) of MN, and his brother in law, Ken Ivey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews

Richard served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. After the Air Force, he went to work for Control Data Corp. He worked as National Tech Support for the large system computers and cyber 205. He was also head of a number of their sites around the country. Later, he worked as a consultant for Syntegra.

He was a member of the Kentucky Colonels and an active member of Providence UMC.  He was in the New Market District Lions Club for over 20 years and loved being a member, serving on many committees and as President for a year.  He also loved to golf. He often went on golf trips with family and friends.

The Lion’s club is where he met his 2nd wife, D’Ana. They met in 2002 and married in 2004. They would have been married for 16 years this August. They spent many summers at Crosslake, MN. He loved tinkering with his boat, fishing, and being with his family and friends.

Richard’s first wife is Beverly Kouns. They were married for 40 years.

Richard had many lifelong friends - he stayed close with many of the guys he worked with, friends he went to school with, and friends he folded and played cards with. He will be remembered by all of his dearest friends. 

A Private Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kline Hospice House in Mt.Airy, MD or Providence United Methodist Church in Kemptown, MD. Condolences to the family and more information is available at

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Joel Hartle

Condolences on the passing of Uncle Dick Pickett. While I do not possess the history with Uncle Dick like my older sister Leslea. I do remember him. I recall that 1 summer at the Hartle farm the Pickett's and Hartle's were playing softball (like we do). I was 10 or less but I do remember Uncle Dick going after a fly ball and clipping his ear on the wire coming off the telephone pole. He did survive and also caught the ball ! . May the love of Christ keep you and guide you during this time of sorrow.
Sincerely - Joel Hartle
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Stephen Schroeder

So sorry to hear this. Will miss him at Lions club. A wonderful person whom I played golf with and shared many years in Lions club events. Best to all of his family.
Comment | Posted at 07:18pm via Condolence

Susan Bonura

Dear Diana, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Lions Susan and Martin Bonura
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Richard Strock

I was saddened to read of Dick's passing in the FNP. Dick and I both worked at Control Data in Rockville for several years and became good friends. I'm sure he will be missed.

Richard A (Dick) Strock
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Leslea Partridge

My memories of Dick go back to the many Pickett family reunions we would have at our farm in Owatonna. Softball was the highlight of the day and Dick was always part of the light hearted banter between teams. I visited Dick and Diana when I was in Washington DC for a convention. Dick picked my travel companion and me up at the train station and he really enjoyed taking the scenic route home so we could see the sights. When he and Diana came to MN to go "up to the lake" they stopped in Owatonna for a quick visit. They got to see my 2 month old grand twins, Nolan and Mallory!! (Linda posted a picture of that visit.) It was a highlight for Dick and Diana as well as for me and my son Jon (the Dad of the twins). Over the years we have kept in touch off and on over the phone. I always enjoyed the visits. Rest in peace Dick, I will miss that quiet voice and charming smile of yours. Love, Leslea Hartle Partridge
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