ROCHESTER - Brett J. Bickford, 41, of 34 Bernard Road, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Lebanon, Maine as a result of a parachuting accident. Brett was born October 26, 1976, in Rochester, the son of Gary and Sandra (Lovejoy) Bickford.
Brett has resided in Rochester all of his life. He has worked as a skydiving instructor for Skydive New England for the past 10 years. He was proud to have his private pilot's license, drone license and was designing and building drones. He was also a member of the US Parachute Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Brett was one amazing smart young man. Those who knew Brett know he had a free spirit of life to live one day at a time. Brett's smile and laughter live on in all who knew him.
Members of his family include his parents of Rochester; brothers, Frank and wife Kim Beardsworth of Dover, Jason and wife Jennifer Bickford of Jupiter, Fla., his biological father John Hill; his close companion Yeji Hong; grandparents John and Rhona Panteledes; nephew Christopher; nieces Heather and Hayden; great niece Chloe; many aunts, uncles, cousins; also his amazing family at Skydive New England.