Harold M. Pickett, 84, state tax auditor, Army veteran

October 10, 2005

Harold M. Pickett, a retired state tax auditor, died of a heart ailment Friday at Armstrong County Health Center in Kittanning, Pa. He was 84 and had lived in Owings Mills for many years.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Howard County's Poplar Springs, he was a 1938 graduate of the old Lisbon High School. He attended the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he served in the Army in France and Germany.

Mr. Pickett joined the Maryland State Police as a civilian employee and later became a corporate tax auditor for the state comptroller's office in Baltimore. He retired in 1981 and moved to Valrico, Fla., a year later. In 1987, he relocated to Pennsylvania.

He was a former member of Halethorpe and Pleasant Hill Methodist churches.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Anna Tarr; a son, Russell P. Pickett of Indiana, Pa.; a sister, Alma V. Duerbeck of Parkville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A daughter, Ellen P. Fiscus, died in 2003.

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