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Arthur Samuel Ricketts

October 6, 1926 January 25, 2018
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Obituary for Arthur Samuel Ricketts

Arthur Samuel Ricketts, 91, of Berea, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by family following a short illness. Born October 6, 1926 in Dansville, New York, he is the son of the late Minnie Holden and Glenn B. Ricketts. A U.S. Navy Veteran, a Masters graduate of the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, a trombone player for the Oklahoma City Orchestra and a Librarian in Louisville KY, Pasadena CA, Los Alamos NM, Lansing MI, Syracuse NY and Flint MI. He and wife Martina were members of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) and held distinction for their achievements in bird watching worldwide, and attended the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Madison County.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years Martina Myers Ricketts; daughters, Robin Powell (Alex) and Margaret Ricketts; grandchildren, Kyle, Kiaya and Kaleb Powell and his canine companions Grady and Sophie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Jean Snyder and grandchild Christine Powell.

Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

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