OGDENSBURG -- Bernard A. “Pete” Trickey, Sr., age 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Riverledge Nursing Home where he had been a resident for two weeks.
Prior to this he had been a resident at Colonial Park Nursing Home in Rome, NY for almost two years.
Bernard is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Sandra; a son, Michael S. Trickey of Cleveland, NY; a step-son, Christopher Boprey and his wife, Annette, of Ravena, NY; a step-daughter, Tresa J. Boprey Advensky and her husband, Joseph, of Ogdensburg; two sisters, Rosemary Ross and her husband, Doug, of Baldwinsville, and Judy Reese of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Joey Advensky of Ogdensburg, Derek Boprey of Albany, Dorayne and her husband, Ryan, McKern, of Portland, OR and Mikayla and Parker Trickey of Dekalb Junction, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Bernard Trickey Jr. in 2005; two sisters, Shirley Geddes and Marjorie Rheome; a brother, Daniel Trickey and three half-brothers, Harold Lawton, Richard “Skip” Lawton and Ralph “Gene” Lawton.
Bernard was born on August 19, 1936, to Hiram and Grace Halladay Lawton Trickey in Ogdensburg.
He attended Ogdensburg schools and graduated in 1955.
He joined the United States Army right out of high school and received an honorable discharge in 1962.
Bernard worked on the Seaway Development and at ACCO.
In 1963, he started his own delivery service known as Pete’s Delivery, which he ran for over thirty years.
Bernard married Sandra L. Hance Boprey on March 28, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Ogdensburg.
Bernard was also a bus driver for Marlow Bus Lines, Flack Bus Lines and Roethel Bus Lines. He also delivered auto parts around the North Country for Roethels. Bernard later became a Corrections Officer in 1993 at the age of fifty-seven. He retired in 2009 after fifteen years of service at the age of seventy-two.
Bernard was a past coach and referee for minor hockey. He was an umpire for Slow Pitch Softball and Fastball.
Mr. Trickey enjoyed sports and liked to watch his son, Bernie, playing in school sports. Bernard also participated in different leagues for bowling. He was an avid NY Yankee fan as was his son, Bernie.
Bernard was a past member and past Noble Grand of Oddfellows Lodge #41. He also helped with the Seaway Festival Parades wherever he was needed. He loved life and loved to help people whenever he could.
Donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to the Seaway Festival Fund C/o Community Bank, 320 Ford St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Per his wishes, there will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.