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1933 William 2023

William A. Pickens

December 21, 1933 — December 12, 2023



William A. Pickens, age 89, of Warren passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He was born in Warren on December 21, 1933, to the late William M. and Evelyn M. Peugner Pickens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Pickens; sister, Janice Pickens; and an infant brother, Dennis Pickens.

William was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His family was his highest priority, and he was devoted to them in every way. He was a parishioner at St James and Blessed Sacrament, a faithful and devoted member. One thing some may not know was that William was an amazing pianist.

William taught math at Austintown Fitch High School where he was ultimately elected to chairman of the math department.  Additionally, he taught engineering calculus at Youngstown State University. He enjoyed spending time outdoors; he took time to conquer 350 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia Anne Pickens, Carolyn Pickens (Jeffrey) DeArmond, and William Scott Pickens; grandchildren, Joseph William Lasser, Kristen Elaine Lasser, and Anthony John Lasser and numerous other family and friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, December 18, 2023, at Lane Funeral Home Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 3020 Reeves Rd NE, Warren, OH 44483. Online condolences can be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 18, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Funeral Homes-Warren Chapel

180 Garfield Dr. NE, Warren, OH 44483

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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