Ervin (Rick) T. Bosket, 65, passed away at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus on
Monday, February 22,
2021. Rick was enjoying his retirement from PPL Corporation
in Allentown where he worked for 47 years. He spent most of his career (over 30
years) as part of the Computer Center Operations. As the company evolved, Rick
moved to an oversight position for the mailroom and onsite logistic processes.
Rick was best known as a professional barber. He began his career as a barber while
still in high school, working with his father after school and on weekends, to begin
his training. Rick graduated from the Allentown School of Cosmetology, earned his
barber license and subsequently earned his certification as a Barber Manager. Rick
had many devoted customers who would only let Rick cut, trim, and make them look
the best they could be. Rick could be found at all hours of the day and sometimes
night servicing his loyal customers at Clyde’s Barber and Beauty Shop.
Rick attended Dieruff High School and after moving with his family, he graduated
from Salisbury High School where he was a star wrestler earning District 11 honors.
He was a very social person and had the ability to walk into a room and be the center
of attention. He was also a generous person who would help others in need but all of
his friends and family would agree that he was a “talker.” With Rick there was
always something to talk about regardless of the setting whether it was cutting a
person’s hair or at the family reunions with his many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Rick was a Life Member of the Allentown NAACP and grew up attending Union
Baptist Church in Allentown, PA.
Rick is survived by his wife of 19 years Helena Bosket; the mother of his 2 sons,
Sherrie Bosket; sons Ervin (Rick) Bosket, Jr., and Justin Bosket; father, Clyde
Bosket, Sr.; brothers Daniel Bosket and his wife Jevata, David Bosket, Clyde Bosket,
Jr., John Lott and his wife Minnie; sisters Carolyn Bosket and Jennifer Davis; and
many loving relatives who knew his quick smile and warm personality. He was
predeceased by his mother, Mattie Bosket and sister Shirleen Pearson.
Funeral services for the family only will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at the
Jesse Johnson Funeral Home located at 426 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA and
will be broadcast on Zoom. A viewing for friends and well-wishers will be held on
Sunday, February 28
, 2021 starting at 5:00PM and ending at 9:00PM. The viewing
will be held at the Funeral Home.
Rick will be laid to rest at Cedar Hill Memorial Park located at 1700 Airport Road,
Allentown, PA following the funeral services.
Sunday February 28, 5:00-9:00 PM
Meeting ID: 813 2801 4083
Monday March 1, 10:00 AM-12-30 PM
Meeting ID: 852 6972 1574
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