Fr. Edward Pick

Fr. Edward G. Pick

FEBRUARY 22, 1935 – MARCH 27, 2021

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Edward Pick - Moving from Cincinnati at age three, Fr. Edward Pick returned to Ohio to attend St. Gregory Seminary and Mount St. Mary of the West Seminary in preparation for his ordination in 1960.  Formerly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Boca Grande, in 1973 Fr. Pick was assigned to Longboat Key to build a Catholic Church and through his efforts as well as those of many devoted parishioners over the years, today we have our beautiful church.

Fr. Pick was named a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and was a former Dean of the Northern Deanery of the Diocese of Venice.  Fr. Pick retired as pastor in 2008 but is very quite active at St. Mary Star of the Sea saying masses each week.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:00 PM at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.  Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary, Star of the Sea.  Reception will be delayed until early Fall giving COVID Virus Concerns.  Details Forthcoming.  Burial will be Private.