Bernard A. “Bernie” Bickerton, age 80, of Haun Rd., Jamestown, passed away peacefully Friday morning, October 5, 2018 in his residence with his family by his side.

He was born in Washington, DC on November 30, 1937 a son of Bernard and Frances (Williamson) Bickerton. He was a 1955 graduate of Bell Vocational High School in Washington, DC and served an apprenticeship for 4 years in DC. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church.

On December 12, 1958 Bernie married the former Donna Youngblood, she survives. Bernie moved to Jamestown in 1969 and was employed as a sheet metal mechanic for 45 years, retiring in 1998.

He is survived by his wife of Jamestown, three sons; Bernard “Bernie” Bickerton of Meadville, David Bickerton of Jamestown, William “Bill” Bickerton and his wife Lea of West View, PA, a daughter; Donna Eccles of Hadley, a brother; James Bickerton and his wife Frances of Montgomery, AL, two sisters, Barbara Franey of Ft. Myers, FL and Eleanor Dyer of Alexandria, VA, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial of cremations will be private in Rocky Glen Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Connie Donner Spizzirri Durst Connie Donner Spizzirri Durst
    October 6, 2018    

    Donna and family, my condolences on the death of Mr. Bickerton. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May you find comfort in your memories.

  2. Joanne Bickerton Joanne Bickerton
    October 6, 2018    

    Donna Bernie, Donna, David and Bill. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Debbie Pressler Abbott Debbie Pressler Abbott
    October 7, 2018    

    My thought and prayers to you Donna and Bernie and your whole family.

  4. Donna (Miller) Connelly Donna (Miller) Connelly
    October 8, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss

  5. Gene & Claudia Kernan Gene & Claudia Kernan
    October 8, 2018    

    Aunt Donna, Cousins Donna, Bernie, David, and Bill – We’re very sorry to hear about your loss and pray that Uncle Bernie had peace through to the end. As Uncle Bernie was also my God Father, I remember all the good times we had growing up, and especially the summer I spent with you on the farm in “God’s Creation” as Uncle Bernie used to say. Please know we’re thinking of you and we’re so sorry for our loss, Cousin Gene and Family

  6. Debbie Rogan Debbie Rogan
    October 9, 2018    

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 12, 2018    

    Deepest sympathy Aunt Donna and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Blessings- Paul and Melissa Dyer

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