HAMMOND- A memorial service for Alice P. Bickelhaupt 88, of Hammond will be held on Friday August 26, 2016 at 11 AM at the Hammond Presbyterian Church with Rev. Evon Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow the service in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Bicklehaupt died on Wednesday August 23, 2016 at her home following a brief illness.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Alice P. Bickelhaupt was born on September 25, 1927 in Morristown, NY. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy (Wallace) Pitcher. She was a graduate of Morristown Central School, class of 1942. She went on to the Syracuse School of Business and finished her education at Potsdam State earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She started her career as an educator at Gouverneur Central School for a year. She then went on to teach at Hammond Central School, first as a Kindergarten Teacher and then for the majority of her 36 year career as a junior high school English teacher.
On July 15, 1950 she married Robert Bickelhaupt at the Morristown Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Bickelhaupt passed away on December 1, 2011.
Alice enjoyed knitting, dressmaking, playing Bridge and was an avid reader. She loved to play piano and taught many students over the years. She was a Session Member of the Hammond Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of Session for many of those years. She was a member of the Hammond Library Board and a 4-H Club sewing leader. She was the family farm bookkeeper. Alice was steadfast in her morals, cared deeply for the Hammond community and was respected and loved by the community and the many students she taught over the years. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Marilyn Hunter and her husband Gary of Hammond, Jonathan Bickelhaupt and his wife Emilie of Hammond, Carol Doddona and her husband John of Theresa, Philip Bickelhaupt of Ogdensburg, and Mark Bickelhaupt of Canton. She is survived by: 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by: her brothers, Hugh and Charles Pitcher and her sister Eleanor Demick.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Alice’s memory may be made to the Hammond Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Hammond Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.