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Dr Frank Atkinson Rickey, Jr

Male 1938 - 2003  (64 years)


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  • Name Frank Atkinson Rickey 
    Prefix Dr 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 21 Nov 1938  Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 2003  Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Isle of Skye (Ashes scattered ), SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1. Letr & FGS, Feb 1993, from MARY ELLEN PATTERSON RICKEY, 1247 Stanford Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
      2. Who's Who.
      3. FRANK ATKINSON RICKEY Jr (PhD) Nuclear Physics, Director of Nuclear Studies, Purdue Univ, Lafayette, IN.
      4. FRANK died 2003 according to 22 Apr 2004, Houston Chronicle Obituary of his mother, MARY ELLEN RICKEY.
      5. Obituary, pg 2C, Lafayette, IN "Journal and Courier", 13 Feb 2003. Dr FRANK ATKINSON RICKEY died 7 Feb 2003. He was born 21 Nov 1938 in Baton Rouge, LA to Frank & Mary Ellen Patterson Rickey. He received a BS Degree in Physics from Louisiana State University in 1960 and a Ph.D in Physics from Florida State Univ in 1966.
      After two years of study at Los Alamos (NM) National Laboratory on a post-doctoral fellowship, Dr Rickey accepted a position at the Physics Dept of Purdue Univ. There he helped setup the tandem Van de Graff accelerator research program. He remained a Professor at Purdue until retirement in 2002.
      Dr Rickey was widely known for his innovative and practical research program, as well as his teaching. He was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather. He participated as a Cub Scout leader, coached Little League baseball, attended Indian Princess Guides, and helped construct many stage sets for theatrical high school productions. He was also an active leader in the 42nd Royal Highlanders bagpipe band.
      He is survived by his mother, Mrs Mary Ellen Patterson Rickey of Houston, TX; his children: Claire Marie Rickey Anderson of Guerneville, CA and Ian Glascock Rickey of Las Vegas, NV; and four grandchildren: Derek Michael Rickey, Claire Ximena Anderson, Mary Kaitlinn and Jacob.
      A Memorial Service was held 15 Feb at Duncan Hall with the Rev Stewart Robinson presiding. In accordance with his wishes, Dr Rickey's children will scatter his ashes at the Isle of Skye in Scotland as a memorial to his love of his Scottish heritage. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial donations be made to the 42nd Royal Highlanders of Lafayette, IN.
    Person ID I3947  Rickey Database
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2006 

    Family 1 Antonia Felice Glascock, 1st WIFE 
    Married 22 Jul 1962  Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Constance Bienvenu, 2d WIFE 
    Married St Louis, St Louis Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1938 - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Par, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jul 1962 - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Par, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 2003 - Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Isle of Skye (Ashes scattered ), SCOTLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - St Louis, St Louis Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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