Timothy C. Pickering ’07

Timothy C. Pickering, 42, of Salem, MA passed away from pancreatic cancer on Saturday, April 13th at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Tim was born and raised in Marblehead, MA.

He was active in Marblehead Youth Hockey and played both hockey and lacrosse for Marblehead High School where he graduated in 1994. In high school, he spent summers working at Hawthorne Cove Marina and later as a Dockmaster at Pickering Wharf.

His love for the sea drove him to attend and graduate from Maine Maritime Academy where he obtained his Captain’s license. In the summers subsequent to his graduation he was the Captain of the Salem Ferry and the Horizon’s Edge casino boat. In the following years, he was a merchant marine navigating boats along the US coasts and waterways as a Deck Officer for companies within the petroleum transportation business. Tim was also an active member of the Marblehead Philanthropic Lodge of Masons.

Tim is survived by his father Clint Pickering, Jr., of North Conway, NH, mother Cheri Garrett and husband John Garrett of Marblehead, MA, sister Wendy McCollum, brother in-law Chad McCollum, nephew Aiden McCollum, and niece Lilliann McCollum of Tokyo, Japan. He also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends from all over the world. Tim will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Tim’s Life at the Gerry 5 VFA, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead, MA on Saturday, April 20th from 12PM to 3PM. The family hopes that Tim’s friends and family will join them for the celebration. Per his wishes, Tim’s ashes will be scattered at sea.

Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.