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March 22, 2012

Joey “AJ” Biccum of Montague, NJ and Port Jervis, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 58.

He was born on November 16, 1953 in Port Jervis, the son of Delbert and Alma Norris Biccum.

Joey was the owner of AJ Biccum Stables in Montague and was a past member of the Monticello Horseman’s Association. He was a social member of the Port Jervis Naval Ship and VFW 161. He was employed by Carpenters Union Local 279, Fishkill, NY.

A family statement reads, in part: “A proud father, devoted husband and loving son who always put his loved ones first. Joey was an avid gardener and a true outdoorsman. He was happiest in the kitchen with those around him enjoying his food. He was a wrestling coach for the Montague State Liners, and enjoyed traveling across the country with his sons. A man of witty humor, Joey was known to answer any question with a comedic metaphor. Joey inspired those around him to do great things. Joey was an amazing husband who had selfless love for his wife, Susan. Together they were the definition of happiness.”

AJ is survived by his wife Susan Smith Biccum at home; sons Joseph Biccum and wife Nicole of Virginia Beach, VA and Ryan Biccum at home; his parents of Montague; brothers Gary Biccum and his wife Debbie of Glen Spey, NY, David Biccum and wife Trudy of Matamoras, PA, and Daniel Biccum of Montague; mother-in-law Betty Smith of Port Jervis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis, with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.