John Hickey Obituary (2016) – San Francisco, CA

John Francis Hickey passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2016 at the age of 76 after a brave battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Syndrome. Beloved husband of Hannelore and ex-husband of Kay, father of Larry, Eileen, Eddy and Anne. Grandfather of Alyssa, Sarah, Brian, Erin, Katie, Laurence, Michael, Fiona and Liam. Great-grandfather of Gavin.

John was born in July 1939 in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland, emigrated to the USA and found his way to San Francisco in 1957. After working as a park ranger in Tilden and the East Bay Regional Parks, John became and remained a successful plumber. Throughout his life, John loved his family, friends, animals, music, dance and nature. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., wake at 7:00 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Gabriel's Church, 2559 40th Ave, San Francisco. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Foundation Forbes Norris Research and Treatment Center or the San Francisco SPCA.

Published in the San Francisco Chronicle, March 18-20, 2016.

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