John E Rickoff


John Edward (Jack) Rickoff, 93, passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2019, in Englewood, Florida. Jack was born on February 27, 1926 in Clinton, Iowa to the late Mary Victoria and Ray Leroy Rickoff.

Jack attended Lyons High School, where he graduated, and went on to attend the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. In June of 1943, he was honorably discharged from the United States Navy, where he had served his country for four years, obtaining the rank of Yeoman Second Class. Following his naval career, Jack worked for General Electric for 30 years, retiring from the company in 1991.

He was well known by all for his honesty, and among his friends and family he was known for his integrity, and his unwavering commitment to his family. A sportsman, he was accomplished at golf, bowling, and horseshoe pitching, and was an avid fan of football, baseball, and basketball.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Carolyn Joan Rickoff. He is also survived by his children, RaeAnn Rickoff, Karen Marie Rosas, and Keith Alan Rickoff and wife, Cindy Yates; his grandchildren, Danielle Rosas, Katherine Rosas, Christina Stillabaur, Kendall Dierkes, Jennifer Tippman, Sean Rickoff, and Amanda Ryals; and his eight great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his older siblings, Venita Wilcox, Naomi Rickoff, Ruth Kennedy, Robert Rickoff, and William Rickoff.

Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park in Sarasota, Florida was entrusted with final care.
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