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  • Jay Taylor Rickard

    Jay Taylor Rickard

Jay Taylor Rickard, 82

Jay Taylor Rickard

Jay Tay­lor Rickard

Jay Tay­lor Rickard, 82, of South Venice, Fla., passed away  Mon­day, Oct. 6, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice.

Born in Lit­tle Falls, N.J., he had been a res­i­dent of Venice for 39 years since com­ing from Jer­sey City, N.J. Jay served in the U.S. Navy and, after 25 years, he retired. He served on the USS For­re­stal in the Pacific. He was a mem­ber of Amer­ica Legion Post 159 in Venice and BPO Elks Lodge 2710 in Rotonda West. He was a mem­ber of St. David Epis­co­pal Church.

Sur­vivors include his brother, W. Arthur Rickard of Port Char­lotte; a sis­ter, Bev­erly Feehley of Erie, Pa.; sev­eral nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by a brother, Jack, and three sis­ters: Doris McPoland, Shirley Brau­man and Hope Rickard.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 9, at the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 3070 South McCall Road.  Inurn­ment will be in St. David’s’ Memo­r­ial Garden.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com