Hugh Edward Bickford

April 21, 1947 - October 19, 2020
Hugh Edward Bickford

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Hugh E. Bickford passed in peace on October 19th, 2020 at the age of 73. Loving father of Brenda (Troy) Valdez, Bridget (Corey) Jeffries, and Belinda Bickford. Proud grandfather of Tyler, Tiffany, Alyssa, Ashley, Trenton, Tavian, Taige, Treve & Journey. Brother of Nancy Offman and the late Dawn Bickford, Cheryl Ketron, Allison Felix. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hugh was an Air Force veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was a proud businessman, avid angler and outdoorsman. He spent many weekends and  countless hours on the water. He explored nearly every lake, river and stream in Colorado, New York and Alaska. He will fondly be remembered by family and friends for his warmth, kindness, humor and widely entertaining stories. He was very caring of others and always willing to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed. Services to follow in Saranac Lake, NY in the Spring/Summer 2021.

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  • October 04, 2022
    Al Boileau says:
    Hugh and my father (Bob Boileau) spent many, many days on the lake together. Unfortunately Bob passed away years ago. Hugh would regularly post comments on Bob's forum after his passing talking about the big one that just got away but that was okay because Bob saw it. They were dear friends and I was looking at the tributes to dad today and realized there wasn't one from Hugh for awhile so I searched. I am so sorry to all of you for your loss but I am happy that Bob and Hugh are together now on an amazing lake and catching some incredible fish. All our thoughts and prayers to your family and friends Hugh. Please tell dad hello from me.

  • October 21, 2020
    Robin Duncan says:
    Cruises,home visits,re-unions..... All here in Florida after living different lives elsewhere after graduation from SLHS in 1965. Amazing !

  • October 21, 2020
    Donald Kirche says:
    During our high school years, Hugh, Billy Rutherford, Guy Nutter, and I would spend Memorial Day weekend fishing in St. Regis Pond. I often think of those fun times of our youth. Rest well my childhood friend.

  • October 27, 2020
    Karen Woods says:
    Memories of a true gentleman and a friend. Reunions at Lake Louisa and friendships of the class of ‘65 live strong in my heart. Rest In Peace Hugh.

  • October 28, 2020
    Bob DeMaro says:
    A friend in high school one of the best rest in piece Hugh

  • October 29, 2020
    Mike Scaringe says:
    Memories of a great teammate from SLHS basketball team and a great friend to all May you rest in peace and prayers to you and your family.

  • October 30, 2020
    Ron & Sue Durgan says:
    We lost a good friend. Spent some great times and shared many stories at Lake Louisa State Park in Florida. Our sincerest condolences to all of his his family and friends. RIP Hugh.