Jeffrey A. Wickmark, 65, of Falconer, formerly of Gerry passed away Sunday (February 16, 2014) in his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
A lifelong area resident he was born April 28, 1948 in Jamestown the son of Wallace H. and Delmarie Carlson Wickmark. Jeff spent a majority of his childhood and adult life in Gerry.
Jeff was 1966 graduate of Cassadaga Valley High School and attended Findley College. He had been employed by the Chautauqua Bell serving as Captain. Jeff was also a self-employed electrician and restored hardwood floors in the area. He and his wife also own and operate a tree farm on 28 Mile Creek Rd.
Jeff was a social member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and was a 25 year member of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed collecting marbles, hunting and working on his tree farm, especially during the Christmas Holiday.
Surviving are his wife Richelle A. Kalfas Wickmark whom he married October 8, 1983 in Sinclairville; two sons: Timothy (Janice) Wickmark of Westfield, Thomas Wickmark (Laura Dallas) of Falconer; a daughter Kayla (Christopher) Hallett of Kennedy; seven grandchildren: Braiden, Gavin, Nolan, Alexandra Wickmark and Ryan, Landon and Peyton Hallett, his mother Delmarie Wickmark of Cassadaga; his brother Steven (Nancy) Wickmark of Cassadaga and his sister Cheryl (John) Collins of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his father Wallace H. Wickmark who died December 31, 2004.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb 20 in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy D. Phelps, chaplain of Hospice of Chautauqua County, officiated.
Friends were received by the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-9856.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.