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Robert Dale Shick, 90

December 7, 2011

Robert Dale Shick, 90, Punxsutawney, formerly of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Nelson’s Golden Years.

He was born June 23, 1921, in Allens Mills, a son of the late Elmer Jesse and Ruth Naomi (Copen) Shick.

Jan. 7, 1951, he married Kathleen “Kay” Taylor Hoover Shick, who preceded him in death July 28, 1997.

Mr. Shick was a former employee of Jackson China, where he was a foreman for 10 years. He also was a retired, self-employed home builder and a life member of First United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Naval Aviation veteran, where he received two commendary letters. He was a senior pilot and squadron commander and group commander in the Civil Air Patrol and belonged to the DuBois Area and National Home Builders Association; Garfield Lodge No. 559, where he was past master three times; Jefferson Royal Arch Chapter; Orient Council of Royal and Select Master Masons and Bethany Commandery; Past Tall Cedar, Knight Mason and Scottish Rite Mason; a charter member of Laurel Valley, past Governor of the Yorkrite College of Free Masonry; and a life member of Knight York Cross of Honor.

Surviving relatives include a very special niece, Victoria Shick Reitz and husband Gene of Punxsutawney; a great-nephew, Robert Weaver and wife Cindy of Big Run; three great-nieces, Sherri Burkett and husband Mike of Coolspring, and Shellee and Lori Miller of Punxsutawney; three great-great-nephews, Matthew, Jesse and Samuel; a great-great-niece, Katy; a brother, Arthur D. Shick and wife Pat of Sharon, Ohio; a sister, Naomi Bish and husband Elwood of Hilton Head, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Lily and Nicka.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Newcome and Doris Hutchins; a brother, Elmer Shick Jr.; a step-son, James G. Hoover; and a great-great niece, Grace Burkett.

Friends will be received from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, DuBois.

A funeral service will be conducted at noon today at the funeral home with Mr. Shick’s pastor, the Rev. Lance Tucker, officiating.

Burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville, where full military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be made at

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