In Memory of




Obituary for Everett Lee Pickerell

Everett L. Pickerell died Monday, January 24, 2022 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. He was 89.
Everett was born in Silesia, MD on August 23, 1932, a son to the late Eunice (Taylor) and Francis Pickerell where he lived, moving to Gillette in 1951 before residing in Warren since 1959.
He worked at U.S Hammer Piston Ring in Stirling, NJ before working in maintenance for Summit Bank retiring in 1994.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Stony Hill RC Church in Watchung, NJ.
Everett was a member of the Gates Avenue Knitting Club donating over 4000 hats and fondly known as the "Mad Hatter". He loved to work with wood, sculpting beautiful pieces using all types of wood, and was fond of eagles. He loved to fish both fresh and salt water, especially with his son Dennis where they would launch the boat in early mornings in the bay and fish through the night. He and his wife Elaine loved going RVing all across the country. They went to all but 6 States and as far as California. Everett constructed his own hand built slide on camper and eventually bought a 36' Diesel Pusher RV that they truly enjoyed.
He was pre deceased by his son Dennis in 2008, his sister Anna Suzie Kitt in 1996 and his brother Frank Pickerell.
Everett is survived by his wife A. Elaine (Helriegel) Pickerell of 65 years, a son Paul E. Pickerell, 5 grandchildren: P.J. Pickerell and his wife Holly, Christina and her husband Patrick Keenan, Amanda and her husband Jorgie Fis, Jessica Pickerell and Kyle Pickerell and his wife Kelly. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Matthew, Lilly, Conor and Quinn.
Visitation will be Monday, January 31, 2022 from 2-5 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Stony Hill RC Church, 225 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. Entombment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, NJ. Memorial Contributions may be made to Spina Bifida Association, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
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