Elwin Rickert from Rouses Point, NY passed away on December 31, 2021 after losing a battle with cancer. He was an eternal optimist up until the end and never had a bad thing to say about anyone he knew or just met. He was born in Wadsworth, OH on January 16, 1940. He grew up in Ohio and attended Ashland College there where he was a proud member of the football team. The military brought him and his family to the area and they settled in Peru, NY where he lived for many years. He had moved to Virginia for several years and recently returned to the North Country to live. He retired after serving in both the Air Force and Army Reserves. He is survived by his first wife Geraldine Rickert and their four children and spouses, Wally Rickert (Gina), M. Spensley Rickert (Collette), Nathan Rickert (Tara) and Ann Rickert (Mark). He was predeceased by his second wife Renate and is survived by his step children Lucas and Petra and their families. He has several grandchildren between the two marriages and one great grandson. There will be no public calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747.