YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services on Monday, April 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, Ohio for Robert Edward Flicker, 88, who passed on Wednesday morning, April 25, 2012.
He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Elkhart, Indiana, the son of the late Floren A. and Verla J. (Yost) Flicker.
After moving to the Youngstown, Ohio area, Robert graduated from South High School in 1942.
Robert worked for Republic Rubber Company, which later became Aeroquip, for 45 years as a wire braid operator, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Poland Village Baptist Church and a former member of the Gibson Heights United Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon and trustee.
Robert was an avid sports fan and participated in team sports, including baseball, bowling and golf, getting a hole-in-one early in his golfing career. He received many awards in bowling and golf.
Growing up near Mill Creek Park, Robert had a lifelong love for nature, spending many hours hiking and exploring. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling and caring for his garden and yard.
Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Margaret E. Morrison, whom he married on Dec. 15, 1945; three daughters, Beverly J. (Steve) Mirich of Youngstown, Ohio, Janet (Paul) Moore of Cary, N.C. and Pattie M. (Dominic) Anzevino of Boardman, OH; seven grandchildren, Michael Parker, Michelle (Tony) Cheff, Tammy (Brian) Loew, Laurinda (Brian) Soloway, Steve (Cassy) Mirich, Ben (Nina) Parker and Laurie (Ajit) Singh; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Schmid and Ruth Nagle.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Boardman.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to MVI HospiceCare, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505 or Mill Creek Park in Robert’s memory.
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