LAS VEGAS- John F. Bickford, 71, formerly Worcester, MA Fullerton, CA and S. Yarmouth, MA passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2020 at Sunrise Medical Center.
He was born in Worcester on February 5, 1949 a son of the late Elizabeth Irene (Nagle) Bergstrom and his step father, William J. Bergstrom. Following High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his return John relocated to California and was employed with the Water Department of the City of Fullerton for twenty years until his retirement. John was a longtime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid reader.
He leaves behind his sister, Maureen Sideris and her husband, David of Watertown; his aunt, Margaret Doxsee of S. Yarmouth; a nephew, David Sideris; two nieces, Stephanie Switzer and her husband, Michael and Emily Sideris and also two great nieces.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his father, Alphonse J. Bickford, Jr., and his brother, Robert Bickford.
Funeral services and burial at St. John's cemetery were held privately. His family asks that memorial donations be considered to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Arrangements are in the care of the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester.