Obituary of Jane Rickert
Jane Downey Rickert, 86, of Hershey, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Country Meadows of Hershey. She was the daughter of the late Francis X. Downey and Celia Gapinski Downey. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Russell C. Rickert.
Born in Manhattan, New York, Jane was a graduate of Shamokin High School and the St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Philadelphia. She was retired as a Legislative Nurse for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
She is survived by her children, Mary Rickert Lord and husband Joseph, Wyomissing, Gregory R. Rickert and wife Stephanie, Swatara Township, Susan Rickert Bekelja and husband Gregg, Bloomsburg; and six grandchildren: Jacqueline and Gregory Lord, Brenna and Evan Rickert, Tessia and Maura Bekelja
She was predeceased by a brother, Andrew X. Downey.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm in St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, with the Very Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, VF, Pastor, Celebrant. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the church. Arrangements by Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Harrisburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033, where Jane was a former Board member, or the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 1711, to which she had season tickets for many years.