Richard Sylvester Sackett

FatherLeroy Sylvester Sackett (1896-1956)
MotherLillian Quinn (c 1898-)
Birth1925, PennsylvaniaG,1,2
Marriage1946, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaGGladys Baughman6
Marriage1956, Pittsburgh, Allegheny CountyGFrances M "Nancy" Minton7
Marriage1987, Clark County, NevadaGNorma G Henne8
Richard Sylvester Sackett, son of Leroy Sylvester Sackett and Lillian Quinn, was born in PennsylvaniaG on 10 December 1925.1,2 He died aged 73 on 25 September 19993,4,5 and was buried at Riverside National Cemetery, CaliforniaG.2,9 He married first in Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, on 19 July 1946, Gladys Baughman, daughter of August C Baughman and Ivy V Eckhardt.6 He married second in Pittsburgh, Allegheny CountyG, in 1956, Frances M "Nancy" Minton, daughter of Arthur Minton and Julia Kaczmarczyk.7 Frances was born in Fort Pitt, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaG, on 19 August 1925.2,7,10 She died aged 95 in Collier Township, Allegheny CountyG, on 25 November 20207 and was buried at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny CountyG.2,10 He married third in Clark County, NevadaG, on 21 November 1987, Norma G Henne.8 Norma was born on 21 January 1926.2 She died aged 94 on 16 August 2020 and was buried at Riverside National CemeteryG.2
     In 1930 Richard was living at Locust Street, Harrison, Allegheny CountyG, in the household of his parents Leroy and Lillian, and was recorded in the census as Richard Sackett, aged four and born in Pennsylvania.11
     Richard served as a Private in the US Army during the Second World War from 28 December 1943 to 10 October 1945.3,9,12,13
     Richard completed a World War II draft registration card on 17 October 1945, shortly after leaving the service. He was aged 19 and was living at 1220 Fairmont Avenue, Tarentum, Allegheny CountyG.14
Richard Sylvester Sackett (1925–1999), Riverside National Cemetery, California
(Src: Find a Grave, Doug B)

Children of Richard Sylvester Sackett and Gladys Baughman

Children who are or may be living are not shown.

Frances "Nancy" Sackett, of Collier Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was 95 years old - and what an amazing, rich 95 years they were!
     Nancy was born in Fort Pitt in 1925. Sadly, she was raised in foster care in what is now called South Side Slopes from age 5 to 17, then lived with an aunt and uncle in Glendale, Scott Township. She graduated from Clark High School in 1944, and from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1948. Nancy worked at the VA Hospital in Aspinwall until her marriage in 1956. When she and her husband separated, she went to work at Shadyside Hospital to support herself and her son. She eventually returned to the VA, working at their Oakland hospital for the rest of her career. Her energy and determination were boundless during the years she raised her son. She worked full-time, took care of household chores and cooked actual home-made dinners. She really appreciated the relaxed conversation over those dinners after a long day. Her love and devotion for her son were endless, right up to her last day. Her son didn't always necessarily reflect his good upbringing, but Nancy gets credit for doing an excellent job nonetheless. Nancy was loved by many for her intelligence, interesting conversations, sense of humor and infectious laugh. She was admired for her personal strength and resourcefulness. The world is a better place for her having been here, and she will be sorely missed. "So long for now!"
     She is survived by her son, Leroy "Lee" Sackett, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many, many friends spanning several generations.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Minton and Julia Kaczmarczyk Barnovich; stepfather, Anthony Barnovich; her brother Bill and sister Lil; and her beautiful dogs, Daisy and Rusty.
     She was the last surviving member of both her high school class and her class at nursing school.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to the Szafranski-Eberlein Funeral Home, Inc., where family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 101 Third St., Carnegie. A blessing service will be held at 1:30 p.m. following the visitation. Frances will be laid to rest in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks are required for the visitation, blessing service and burial.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA, 29 Nov 2020

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Find a Grave.
  3. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Richard, b. 10 Dec 1925, d. 25 Sep 1999, branch Army, enlisted 28 Dec 1943, released 10 Oct 1945."
  4. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Richard, b. 10 Dec 1925, d. 25 Sep 1999, claim date 22 Jan 1975."
  5. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Richard Sackett, b. Dec 10, 1925, d. Sep 25, 1999, SSN 163-20-1117 issued PA, residence Corona, California, 92882, county Riverside."
  6. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885–1951" (Ancestry transcript), "19 Jul 1946, Allegheny, PA, Richard Sylvester Sackett, 20, father Leroy S Sackett, mother Lillian Quinn; and Gladys Baughman Hughes, 23, father August C Baughman, mother Ivy V Eckhardt."
  7. Email from Leroy "Lee" Sackett to Chris Sackett, Mar 2024.
  8. "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956–2005" (Ancestry transcript), "21 Nov 1987, Clark, NV, Richard Sylvester Sackett, of California, and Norma G Henne, of California."
  9. "U.S. Veterans Gravesites" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Richard S, Pvt, US Army, World War II, b. 10 Dec 1925, d. 25 Sep 1999, bur. Riverside National Cemetery, Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA, 29 Sep 1999, service started 30 Oct 1943."
  10. Obituary.
  11. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0618; FHL microfilm: 2341698
    Locust Street, Harrison, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 22 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Leroy, head, home rented $17 pm, 34, m. at 21, b. PA, father b. IN, mother b. England, grinder, steel mill
    Sackett, Lillian, wife, 32, m. at 19, b. PA, father b. US, mother b. Northern Ireland
    Sackett, Margret, dau, 11, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, David, son, 9, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Ruth, dau, 7, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Phillip, son, 6, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Richard, son, 4 3/12, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
    Sackett, Lillian, dau, 2 7/12, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA.
  12. "US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Richard S, b. Pennsylvania, 1925, enlisted New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 28 Dec 1943, for duration of War, grade Private, educ 3 yrs high school, civil occ. unskilled nonprocess, single, without dependents."
  13. "Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950–1966" (Ancestry image), "Sackett, Richard S, of 1116 N Murtland, Pgh [Pittsburgh], Allegheny County, PA, b. Tarentum, Allegheny County, 10 Dec 1925, served in WWII, service home 28 Dec 1943 to 14 Jun 1944, foreign 15 Jun 1944 to 14 Nov 1944, home 15 Nov 1944 to 10 Oct 1945, entered service, Pgh, PA, 28 Dec 1943, serial 13189109, separated from service, Upton, NY, 10 Oct 1945, address at entry 1220 Fairmont Ave, Tarentum, amount due 16 months domestic service $160, 5 months foreign service $75, total $235, living child Richard Robert Sackett, 214 West 7th Ave, Tarentum, age 3 yrs, living mother Lillian K Sackett, living father Leroy S Sackett, both of 1220 Fairmont Ave, signed Richard S Sackett, 22 Apr 1950, notarised 4 May 1950."
  14. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Serial W374-a, Richard Slyvester [sic] Sackett, 1220 Fairmont Ave, Tarentum, Allegheny County, PA, age 19, b. Tarentum, 10 Dec 1925, contact Mr L F Sackett, 1220 Fairmont Ave, emp. "just out of the service", race white, ht 69", wt 148, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion light, marks scar over right eye. Reg. Tarentum, 17 Oct 1945."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett Family Association descendants
Leroy Anthony "Lee" Sackett.
Last Edited2 Mar 2024

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