Obituaries

Anthony J. Pickowitz

Jul 1st, 2024

Anthony J. Pickowitz
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Anthony Joseph Pickowitz of 33 Lakeview Drive Sandwich, MA passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on July 1, 2024 surrounded by family. Tony was the son of Henry and Anne (Dislo) Pickowitz of Uncasville, CT.
 
He is survived by his brother David Pickowitz and his wife Kathryn of Sebastian, FL and his sister Kathy Sullivan and her husband Roger of West Dennis, MA. He was predeceased by his sister Marjorie and brother-in-law Garye Jensen. He is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews and was a grand uncle to seven.  He also has many cousins across the country.
 
Born on May 27, 1947, he spent his childhood in Montville and attended St. Bernard’s High School in New London, CT graduating in 1965.  He taught advanced chemistry at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, CT for his entire teaching career and retired in 2004. He loved teaching and devoted himself to mentoring students over the years, many of whom stayed in touch.
 
Tony was an avid skier and was a long-standing member of the Mount Laurel Ski Club. He was an accomplished tennis player and coached tennis at Bloomfield High School for many years. Being left handed gave him a serving and return advantage that he used to great effect.  He loved boating and exploring the Connecticut coastline with his fishing buddies.  The family has fond memories of long weekends in Maine, snowmobiling, friendly gatherings, and sitting around the huge log fireplace.
 
He took life seriously and had strong beliefs about politics and hard work. An industrious “Jack of all Trades,” there was never a problem that he wouldn’t tackle or couldn’t solve.
 
Tony loved family and friends and made an effort to keep in contact to those closest to him.  Those who were on his “call list” delighted in the brief but meaningful ‘check-ins’ to see how everything was going.  “Just checking in” and “See-ya” were familiar phrases.
 
Most of all, he was sensitive and devoted to those in need.  He had a special place in his heart for the elderly who were delighted when he walked in the door.  He did countless acts of kindness, from mowing lawns, driving to errands, buying groceries or just sitting and visiting, that made the recipients feel as though they were the most special people in the world.
 
His retirement years were spent on Cape Cod, a lifelong dream.  He was proud of his home and will be remembered for his love of flowers and beautiful gardens.  Nothing made him happier than sitting on his back deck after a long day of yard work gazing out at the corner of the world that was his very own.
 
A funeral Mass will be held in Connecticut at St. John The Evangelist Church in Uncasville, CT on August 16, 2024 at 10:00 am with burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Uncasville.

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Paula & Gary Felt
#15
Sunday - Jul 7, 2024 12:00 am

Our sincere condolences to Tony's family .... a great person and he will be missed. We skied with Tony, played tennis and partied with Tony and now he will be reunited with Granny and good times will be celebrated once again. Ski the clouds Tony and bring us good snow this winter. Paula and Gary Felt

Violet Fornal
#14
Sunday - Jul 7, 2024 12:00 am

So sad to hear this news. Tony was a pillar of strength to so many people in Sandwich. Always there when you needed him. First Church of Sandwich will be without their helper too. May you rest in peace and your memory be eternal.

Gerhard Krauland
#13
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

Rest in Peace my Friend.

Judith Schott
#12
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

My husband, Gene, and I remember Tony with much appreciation for the care that he gave without wanting anything in return. Tony was a loyal and true friend. Whether taking my husband to the hospital when I had fallen or bringing groceries for us during COVID, or calling regularly to make sure we were okay, Tony gave of himself selflessly. There were many people who were quietly helped by Tony. Tony will be missed by many. We wish him blessings, love, and peace. Gene and Judy Schott

Diane Ranney
#11
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

Tony was a long-time helper for one of our parisioners at First Church Sandwich. He will be missed. So sorry to learn of his death. Prayers go out to his family and friends. Blessings, Diane

Violet Fornal
#10
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

So sad to hear this news. Tony was a pillar of strength to so many people in Sandwich. Always there when you needed him. First Church of Sandwich will be without their helper too. May you rest in peace and your memory be eternal.

Marilyn Drew
#9
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

So sad to hear of Tony’s passing. Recalling the Cape House and Tony’s BBQs with fond memories. His winning smile made all feel welcome. My condolences to his family. Marilyn

Joan Bitters
#8
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

So sorry and shocked. One of the best persons I've ever known. Tony will be sadly missed. Praying for his family.

Betsy Gaudian
#7
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

To the family: I am so sorry to read this, Tony was a lot of fun at MTL Skiers. I will miss him. Betsy Gaudian

Mike Hains
#6
Saturday - Jul 6, 2024 12:00 am

A good friend from the ski club. A sincere and fun person who will be missed.

George Emond
#5
Friday - Jul 5, 2024 12:00 am

MANY GREAT TIMES WITH PICK

Jerry & Ann Marie Stavola
#4
Friday - Jul 5, 2024 12:00 am

Sorry for the loss. I remember skiing and playing tennis with Mt Laurel Skiers. Many memories of a time well spent.

Jack Barrett
#3
Friday - Jul 5, 2024 12:00 am

Sorry to learn of Tony's passing. He was a great guy and he certainly helped to make the world a better place to be.

Tricia Letoile
#2
Friday - Jul 5, 2024 12:00 am

The obituary describes him perfectly! He did make everyone feel special. He was so caring and we shared the same philosophies which neither of us were afraid to express! I looked forward to his daily visits at Marian’s. We exchanged meals from home. If he brought plants for Easter or Christmas he would also bring one for me. He sent pictures of birds on messenger that he wanted me to show Marian but he would also send pictures of women doing axe throwing because he thought it was funny that I did it ! He gave me advice on any type of situation that came up with regard to cars or household repairs . He was a good friend that I will miss dearly. Because of Marian I was able to get to know him . It will never be the same without his daily visits. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jim and Wendy Jaillet
#1
Friday - Jul 5, 2024 12:00 am

David, Kathy, Sara & Ben, We are sorry for the passing of your brother and uncle. Tony was a gentle giant whose life was blessed and loved by the many lives he touched. He will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing he’s in a better place with our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Jim, Wendy, Jocelyn & family, Eric and Jaime & Blaine

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