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Harold Joseph Pickens, 90, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 13, 2022 at Harrogate Senior Living in Lakewood, NJ. Born and raised in Dayton, OH, he was a longtime resident of the Township of Washington, NJ, before coming to Lakewood in 1997. He served proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. Mr. Pickens was a graduate of Thomas Edison State College. He was an aviation service manager with Atlantic Aviation in Teterboro, NJ for thirty years. He subsequently worked as a consultant as the owner of Press-Aire Consulting before his retirement. Mr. Pickens was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille (nee Saltamach) in 2010; and five siblings. Survivors include his loving children, Jeffrey R. Pickens of Turnersville, NJ, Father David Pickens, Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany, NJ, and Debra J. DeAlessandro of Manahawkin, NJ; and six grandchildren. Due to concerns with the Covid pandemic, funeral services and interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly were held privately for the immediate family. A public Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church in Parsippany in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family would be most grateful for memorial gifts to Parents of Autistic Children (
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