Richard Douglas Sackett

FatherHugh William Sackett (1908-1988)
MotherAnna Jane Miller (1905-1997)
Marriage1958, Monongalia County, West VirginiaGAlberta Marie Compton2
Richard Douglas Sackett
(Src: Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home)
Richard Douglas Sackett, son of Hugh William Sackett and Anna Jane Miller, was born in Smithfield, Fayette County, PennsylvaniaG, on 3 January 1939.1 He died aged 84 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West VirginiaG, on 2 November 2023.1 He married in Monongalia County, West VirginiaG, in 1958, Alberta Marie Compton.2
     In 1940 Richard was living in Nicholson, Fayette CountyG, in the household of his parents Hugh and Anna, and was recorded in the census as Richard Sackett, aged one and born in Pennsylvania.3
     Richard served in the US Navy on the USS Putnam from 1957 to 1961 during the Vietnam War.1

Children of Richard Douglas Sackett and Alberta Marie Compton

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Richard Douglas Sackett
Richard Douglas “Dick” Sackett passed away Nov. 2, 2023, surrounded by immediate family, at the Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Smithfield, Pa.
     He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alberta, and their four children: Skip Sackett, Lora Hornberger, Melissa Scoles, and Mollie Wilburn. Other survivors include seven grandchildren (Tiffany, Katrina, Joseph, Eryn, Thomas, Tristan and Lindsey) and eight great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Sackett was a U.S. Navy veteran, honorably serving from 1957 -1961 during the Vietnam War. During that time, he was a sailor aboard the crew of the USS Putnam (DD 757). After his discharge from the service, he spent much of his professional life as a Class A welder and Certified Welding Supervisor. He belonged to the Local 154 Boilermakers.
     A lifelong lover of the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He also enjoyed woodworking and refurbishing furniture and attending auctions with his wife.
     A private family service was held at the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home in Fairchance, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 5.
     In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
     The family also wishes to thank everyone who reached out and helped in various ways during Mr. Sackett’s illness.

Herald-Standard, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 9 Nov 2023

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. "West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785–1971" (Ancestry transcript), "1958, Monongalia, West Virginia, Richard Douglas Sackett & Alberta Marie Compton."
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-03505, p 11B, ED 26-67
    Nicholson, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Hugh, head, 30, coal miner, driver, b. PA
    Sackett, Ann, wife, 34, b. PA
    Sackett, Jean, daughter, 5, b. PA
    Sackett, Jane, daughter, 5, b. PA
    Sackett, Malcom, son, 4, b. PA
    Sackett, Richard, son, 1, b. PA.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line11th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited9 Mar 2024

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