OBITUARY

Timothy C. Pickering

June 13, 1976April 13, 2019
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Timothy C. Pickering, 42, of Salem, MA passed away from pancreatic cancer on Saturday, April 13th at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Tim was born and raised in Marblehead, MA.

He was active in Marblehead Youth Hockey and played both hockey and lacrosse for Marblehead High School where he graduated in 1994. In high school, he spent summers working at Hawthorne Cove Marina and later as a Dockmaster at Pickering Wharf.

His love for the sea drove him to attend and graduate from Maine Maritime Academy where he obtained his Captain’s license. In the summers subsequent to his graduation he was the Captain of the Salem Ferry and the Horizon’s Edge casino boat. In the following years, he was a merchant marine navigating boats along the US coasts and waterways as a Deck Officer for companies within the petroleum transportation business. Tim was also an active member of the Marblehead Philanthropic Lodge of Masons.

Tim is survived by his father Clint Pickering, Jr., of North Conway, NH, mother Cheri Garrett and husband John Garrett of Marblehead, MA, sister Wendy McCollum, brother in-law Chad McCollum, nephew Aiden McCollum, and niece Lilliann McCollum of Tokyo, Japan. He also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends from all over the world. Tim will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Tim’s Life at the Gerry 5 VFA, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead, MA on Saturday, April 20th from 12PM to 3PM. The family hopes that Tim’s friends and family will join them for the celebration. Per his wishes, Tim’s ashes will be scattered at sea. Donations can be made to Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers, MA 01923 at www.caredimensions.org or Healing Winds North Shore, 120 Washington Street, Suite 202, Salem, MA 01970, at www.healingwindsusa.org., an organization that creates lasting memories for individuals with cancer, and their loved ones, through the therapeutic experience of sailing. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Timothy C. Pickering

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Heidi & Ken Maitland

April 20, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Tim passing away. It is unbelievably sad. Tim was the first baby for any of our friends and we thoroughly enjoyed watching him grow up, through about 6th grade when we moved away. Please know that our thoughts are with you, Cherie, Clint, and Wendy.

David Haley

April 19, 2019

Dear Clint, Cheri, Naomi, family and Tim’s many friends.
We have all lost a great family member, boy friend, & friend.
I had the great honor of calling Tim a great friend & coworker, he helped me through some tough times when my wife passed away a couple of years ago, and most recently helped me when I needed help in my business last year! Rest In Peace my friend.
May your journey have calm waters, fair winds, & smooth sailing!!

Thomas Szafarek

April 19, 2019

Tim, you were always there with a sympathetic ear in all our svo classes at MMA. You were a great friend. There are no words to describe our loss. You've crossed the bar first, find a quiet berth and we will meet you again at the end of watch.

Vicki Lord

April 18, 2019

Dear family of Tim,

I was fortunate to have known Tim through and during his search to purchase a condo in Salem. His upbeat personality, intelligence and sense of humor made me a permanent fan of his. I will always remember our middle of the night emails while he was at sea and I was at work with great fondness. Heaven is now in receipt of another angel.

With the greatest respect for Tim, and sincerest condolences for your loss.

Vicki Lord

Cindy Daley-Gagnon

April 17, 2019

It has been many years but I have never forgotten you —I am heartsick for you on the loss of your handsome son—May God bless you and give you peace—always loved you both—I am truly sorry

Joanne Bailey

April 17, 2019

We are so deeply sorry for your Family and are sending love from Colorado. We have our arms wrapped around you Wendy as you travel the road of grief, hug your Mama for me. We love you so very much💜❤️

Lisa Martin

April 17, 2019

Tim and I hadn't known each other long ,but
we became good friends.I will miss your big smile and great big heart . Thank you for letting me into your life .God bless you !! Heaven has an angel like no other.

Tim Bland

April 16, 2019

Tim - MMA Shipmate, fellow merchant mariner & a true friend I'll forever miss your upbeat personality and some of the best memories. Rest easy brother, we've got the watch from here.

Tom Baldwin

April 16, 2019

Cheri , John and Wendy -
I only just now learned of Tim's illness and passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Tim was a good and gentle soul. He is now one more angel to watch over us.
Kindest regards,

Tom Baldwin

Joel White

April 16, 2019

Clint, Wendy, Cheri and John
We are in disbelief of the tragic news. Can't put words to our sorrow. We are thankful that we new Tim and will remember him always.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you all
Joel, Betsy, Josh, and Sam

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