Joseph C. Pickard

05/31/2011 1:25 PM |

Joseph C. Pickard of Greenport died May 25 at the age of 93.

He was born March 11, 1918, in New York City to Anna (Vogel) and Joseph Pickard. He graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree and married his fiancée, Mary, on Oct. 29, 1955, in Brooklyn.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. Commissioned as a first lieutenant, he was awarded the American Defense Service Medal; the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with six Bronze Stars; the World War II Victory Medal; and the American Campaign Medal.

Mr. Pickard worked for Inolex Corporation in New York City for 30 years. He was a founding member of the Oyster Bay Power Squadron and belonged to First Presbyterian Church of Southold. According to family, he enjoyed boating and loved to travel.

He is survived by his wife, of Greenport; his son, Joseph, of Oyster Bay; and his brother, Wallace.

Visiting hours took place May 27 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A service was held May 28 at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, officiated by the Rev. Robert A. Griffin. Interment with military honors was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944.