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“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Walczewski Family ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Souza - West Hartford, CT

“I was in Florida when learning of Roger's passing. I'm sorry I wasn't in Connecticut to pay my respects personally. I have only fond memories of...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: C. Donald Cook

“Thinking of you in this time of loss. Hope you all find peace in the memories of your dad and husband. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: jann Yankauskas - Alexandria, VA

“Coach held a special place in my heart. I played baseball for him from 1968-1972. I learned many life lessons from him most importantly humility and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Barth - Farmington, CT

“Mrs. Wickman, Doug, Lynsey, Jody, Sandy and family, I, along with my Mom and sisters send our deepest sympathies to all of you. We all have fond...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Christine (Scully) Robinson - CT

“Coach Wickman was my Coach throughout my High School years at Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton, Maine. I played basketball and baseball for him...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Woodworth - Rowayton, CT

“Thinking of you all as you honor a remarkable life. He was a kindhearted individual and we admired him greatly. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Richard & Janet Saunders - Granby, CT

“Doug' So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Wellemeyer - East Lyme, CT

“My condolences on the loss of your Husband, Dad, Granddad, and Great Granddad. Thank you for sharing the details of his long and productive life. As...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jenni McMillan - Middletown, CT

“So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Patt Makaravitz-Oleksak - MA

“Sandy, Ken, Mallory, Marissa and Jeremy I am sorry for your loss. Good wishes for Peace in this hard time. Biscuit, UHA 1986 ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Schillaci - Silverton, CO

“Roger was a wonderful man who always lit up a room with his constant smile and cordial ways. Unforgettable. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Newman - West Hartford, CT

“To The Wickman Family,May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our family was indeed...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Wilson Family - North Falmouth, MA

Roger Albert Wickman, 87, died peacefully at his home on April 2, 2017. Born March 31, 1930 in Gardner, MA, Roger was a Granby, Conn. resident for 56 years. He attended Gardner High School where he was a standout four-sport athlete. He developed his lifelong love of baseball in these years. After HS he enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years during the Korean War. Returning stateside, Roger married Jerry. He attended Springfield College. He played on the SC college world seriesteam, in Omaha, NE. He graduated with a BS in Education and received his Master's in Education from the University of Hartford. Roger's first job as a coach and physical education teacher was in Houlton, ME at Ricker College. His lifelong love of fishing was solidified in the "Maine" days and inspired him to take annual fishing trips to Haynesville Woods with family and lifetime friends. Roger accepted a position at Hillyer College in Hartford, moving to Granby to raise their family and build lifetime relationships. Hillyer College became part of the University of Hartford. Over the course of 30 years at UofH, Roger coached baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country and women's tennis, taught, and eventually was appointed Associate Athletic Director. He was inducted into UHa's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. As a coach, teacher and administrator, Roger influenced and guided many of the lives he touched. He was deeply rewarded by the continued contact he had from his former players. Before becoming a full-time administrator, Roger spent summers managing Red Oak Hill Swim and Tennis Club in Farmington, Conn.For all those who were fortunate to know Roger, they observed him in constant motion even in retirement. He collected baseball cards, stamps, coins, and beanie babies. He was a dedicated coupon clipper and shopper at the local markets. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren in various athletic events, and volunteering at Necker's Toy Store. Roger leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years Geraldine (Jerry), four children; Doug Wickman and wife Maryann, Lynsie Johnson and husband Jeff, Jody Bascetta and husband Gene, and Sandra Mason and husband Ken; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Roger is survived by his sister Carlie Bourgeois and her husband Gene; and is predeceased by his brothers Alan and Ronald Wickman. The family would like to thank lifelong, best friend and neighbor Richard Cote for his friendship, love and caring, especially the last 2 years; Sylviana Levostre, caretaker for the past few months of Roger's life; and the Farmington VNA - especially the Hospice team. Roger's family will receive friends on Friday, April 7 from 4-7PM at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A memorial service for Roger will be celebrated on Saturday, April 8 at 3PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Church St., Tariffville. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Roger Wickman Fund (benefits the baseball team) at the University of Hartford, Office of Institutional Advancement, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117. To share a condolence or memory of Roger with the family, please visit