Daniel A Pickett

03/16/1955 - 11/08/2023


Obituary For Daniel A Pickett

Daniel A. (Dan) Pickett passed away on November 8th at Parkview Tower of BJC. Dan was born on March 16, 1955, to William and Isabelle Pickett. He attended elementary and high school in Gillespie and college at SIUE, where he majored in music education. Dan was a library specialist at Washington University. He sang with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus, as a visiting cantor for several synagogues, and as a choir member in a number of St. Louis area churches.

Dan is survived by: his longtime companion, John Hoover; brothers Jim (Carolyn) Pickett and David (Pamela) Pickett; nephews Matthew, Michael, and William Pickett and Joseph Altevogt; nieces Margaret Jacobs, Jaimi Reid, Jennifer Pickett, and Jessica Bantner. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marianne Altevogt, and brother John Pickett.

Per his wishes, Dan will be cremated and his remains will be interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ladue, MO.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 110 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124.

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  • 11/20/2023

    Dan was not only a friend a long long time friend. I started working at Washington University Olin Library Aug 19 1971 and worked many years and then moved up to another position still in Olin and would see Dan every morning bright glowing smile and dressed up. He said that he was going to sing. After I retired I had his phone number and kept his email address close by. Then someone called and told me the news about Dan. Dan is now in heaven singing praises to our Lord and and Master and knows how blest our Lord is to have him there. Dan thanks for being my long time friend. I will see you in heaven.

  • 11/19/2023

    This reminds us again, of how unbelievably short, life truly is. Danny will be missed in many ways, by all who knew him. We offer our hugs, prayers, comfort and condolences to all of Danny's family and to all, who meant so much to him. Rest in peace, till we meet again. Tom & Nora

  • 11/17/2023

    Dan was a great friend and a big part of my college years! He will be missed by many. Faith Coziar-Pierce

  • 11/15/2023

    I first met Dan more than 30 years ago, when I returned to St. Louis after law school and became involved in the choral music scene. It is impossible to have sung in a choir here without knowing Dan. He was a magnificent, talented tenor, and he had a vibrant, irrepressible, gentle, infectiously fun personality. I will forever miss his snarky quips and steady professionalism in rehearsals, as well as his steady presence in my life as a close friend. The world is less fabulous without Dan's presence. I hope, somewhere, that he is no longer in pain, enjoying the music he loved so much. Jay Kloecker

  • 11/14/2023

    Dan was a brother to me. We spent so many happy times together. I will miss you and all our times together. You will always be in my heart and we will share "chicken soup " together when we meet again. You are and always will be the best. Love you. Fly high my friend. Vicki Absher Hyman

  • 11/13/2023

    I first met Dan in 1997 when I first joined the W U team in Olin Library. Dan introduced himself and we became great friends/colleague. He always had a smile on his face and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Dan will be truly missed and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been friends with him. I know you're singing with the angels. S.I.P. my friend for you're not in pain no more.

  • 11/13/2023

    To Dan's Family -- Dan was a dear friend to both me and my late wife, Deb Mueller. Outrageously generous and gregarious, he will be missed. May Dan rest in peace and rise in glory, and may you find comfort in your time of grief. - Douglas Shambo, Minneapolis MN

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