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Notre Dame Church
Friday August 26th, 2016

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Alice P. Bickelhaupt

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.

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My sympathy to the whole family. She was an amazing woman and her memory will surely live on with all the stories every one will retell in the community. God bless and hugs to all.

Denise Gates Aug 31 2016 12:00 AM

Mark, my sincere sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

Denis Walsh Aug 28 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Bickelhaupt

Shelley Sooner Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to the whole Bickelhaupt family.
I enjoyed working with Alice when I first started working at Hammond.

The Bickelhaupt Family -
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Shelley Spooner

Shelley Spooner Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

Nick, Drew, and Family - sorry for your loss. Thoughts of sympathy for you and your family.

Scott Sargent and family Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

We too feel the loss of Alice. We will always remember our visits to the farm, her church activities, and our get together at family reunions. Alice was the best.

Betty and Bill Biggs Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to all of Alice's family.

Don and Meryl Greene Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to, and prayers for, the family of my favorite teacher. As others have said, my current insistence on proper grammar is a result of what she instilled in me all those years ago. (I'm also quite certain I still have the ability to diagram a sentence!!)

Tim Neuroth Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM

Alice was one of the first teachers I met as a young teacher at HCS. Everyone had great respect for her both as a colleague and as a student. Think of her often as I am sure many of her students do.

Carolyn and Weldon Noble Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to all Alice's family --

Jerry & Patty Durant, Sevierville, TN Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM

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