John E. Rickard

Oct. 9, 1963 April 18, 2013

John E. Rickard, 49, of 139 Elm St., Sinnemahoning, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday morning at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Portage, son of William Rickard of Sinnemahoning and the late Helen (Grum) Rickard.

In addition to his father, he is survived by six siblings: William Jr. and wife, Bonnie, Ellen Myers and husband, Thomas, Brenda Farrell and husband, Tony, and Barbara Rickard, all of Altoona, Cheryl Swires and husband, Timothy, of Fallentimber and Michael of Orlando, Fla.

John graduated from Altoona High School. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation or service. Burial took place in Blair Memorial Park, Altoona.

Arrangements are by Barnett Funeral Home Inc., Emporium, and online condolences may be placed at