Francis “Poochie” Rick, 74, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at
his home in Bound Brook. Born in Bound Brook, Poochie was the son of
Americo and Angelina (DePhillips) Rick.
Poochie played football in high school and was named MVP in 1962 and 1963.
He graduated in 1963, and remained a lifelong BBHS football fan.
Poochie worked as a lab technician at American Cyanamid for 29 years and was
a member of the Bound Brook Elks, Lodge No. 1388 for 57 years. Poochie was
a friend to all and will be missed.
Poochie was predeceased by his parents, his brother James Rick, and brother in law, Donald Sessler.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Ritchie Rick; his
daughters Heather Ann Weingrad, and her husband, Josh, and Colleen Veronica
Rick; his grandsons, Zachery Ryan and Noah Christian; his sister, Patricia
Sessler; his brother, Richard Rick; his sister in law, Fay Rick; sister in law Mary Deitrick and her husband Edward;
brothers in law, John Ritchie, and his wife, Kathy, Mark Ritchie and his wife, Diane; Thomas
Ritchie and his wife, Ellie, and James Ritchie; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gathering with the family will be 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2019,
at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin 8:30 AM Monday, June 3rd at the funeral home,
followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Virgin
Cremation will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks -
NJ Chapter, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.