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Bryan L. Wickard, 50, of Carlisle, died on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was born on Monday, October 1, 1962, in Carlisle, and is the son of Robert L. and Janet J. (Covert) Wickard of Carlisle.

Bryan was a 1980 graduate of Carlisle High School and had been employed for 12 years with Kellogg’s Co., Lancaster and was formerly employed for 10 years with Quaker Oats Co., Shiremanstown. Bryan was a member of Great Hope Baptist Church, Carlisle and formerly coached youth baseball. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, Lesa A. (Group) Wickard, two sons; Cody L. and Kyle C. Wickard, both at home, two daughters; Ashley B. and Haylie J. Wickard, both of Carlisle, two sisters; Monda Wickard and Miranda Shaw, both of Carlisle, one nephew, Clayton Shaw and three nieces; Samantha Shaw and Megan and Jessica Beck. Bryan was predeceased by one niece, Olivia Shaw.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Dale E. Barrick officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will held on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Hope Baptist Church, 110 Fern Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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 Bryan was one of the good guys. I will always remember him. He would always have time to talk. He was a very nice person and always treated everyone as equals. So sad to see him leave he was one of us. Please accept my families deapest condolence and our hearts be with you.

 I would like to offer my condolences. I have know Bryan for over 10 years. He was a great guy to work with and will be missed deeply.

John Coe

Dear Lesa, Cody, Kyle, Ashley, and Haylie,
My deepest sympathy goes out to We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Keller Family (CF Baseball

 I won't speak in the past tense because I believe that Bryan's spirit lives, but now, it lives in Heaven and in the people that have had the blessing of having him touch their lives. Bryan is as special as his wonderful, genuine smile. Your loss is great, but remember, it's not really "Goodbye".....it's "See you later." You're in my thoughts and prayers.

 Carmen A. Valentin

Dear Lesa, Cody, Kyle, Ashley, and Haylie,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Please find comfort in the wonderful memories you have made together. I can remember when you met Bryan at the Gingerbread Man. Bryan truly loved all of you and will be greatly missed. Lesa, please keep in touch. I am here when you need someone to talk to. God bless all of you.

Dani Reisman

Dear Lesa, Cody, and Kyle,
We were so sad to learn about Cody's dad. Please know that our thoughts are with you and our hearts are heavy. We know firsthand what it is like to lose a husband/father. God Bless you during this difficult time.

 Hunter Shuff and Marisa Howard

So so sorry for your loss.
  I hope you find some comfort knowing he is at peace. 
You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Adair in NJ


 You were one of the good guys. Even during our wild days you had faith and compassion. I'll always remember you smile and you way of accepting people...you'll be missed Bubber.

Pete "the Zerph

Dear Lesa, Cody, Kyle, Ashley, and Haylie,
We enjoyed our time with Bryan and your family during those Middlesex little league days.  Our deepest sympathy to your family. You in our thoughts and prayers.

The Wenner Family - Dave, Pam, Adam Seth

Bryan was like a brother to me in the early 80s always ensuring I had a place to stay and food to eat in my time of need. I will never forget you my brother. To his wife and children know your husband and Father was a very giving man and he was loved and will be missed by all that knew him.

George Mixell

BRYAN was a son-in-law to be proud of. He was a great provider, husband , and Dad to the boys.
His life was too short! but, God has a plan, this we believe.
Hang tough my dear daughter, Lesa, your loving family is behind you!
God Bless all of you, stay strong , I love you to the mooon and back!

love, mom, (jeanette Group), Gram Group to my boys!


Bryan, We will miss ya.

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Since 1853
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