Arthur Sickinger

June 5, 1928 - December 1, 2018
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Arthur William Sickinger, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Born in Tuscarawas on June 5, 1928, he was the son of the late William Huebert and Isabella Helen (Benner) Sickinger. After completing his formal education, Art honorably ser…

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Arthur William Sickinger, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Born in Tuscarawas on June 5, 1928, he was the son of the late William Huebert and Isabella Helen (Benner) Sickinger. After completing his formal education, Art honorably served his country in the United States Army.

Art was employed at Gradall, Reeves Steel, and a variety of clay plants throughout his professional career. He ultimately owned and operated A-1 Parts Supply before retiring. One thing he enjoyed for more than 70 years was flying. He greatly enjoyed talking about his planes and the many stories throughout his aviation career.

He was a 32nd degree mason with the Jaffa Shrine Mountain Lodge #281 F. & A. M. in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Scottish Rite bodies. Art was also a life member of the Tusco Rifle Club and a founding member of EEA Chapter 1077 of New Philadelphia.

On June 7, 1952, he married her lifelong companion and friend, the late Rhoda Jane Sickinger, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to her passing. Together, they enjoyed preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners. They also worshipped at the First Presbyterian Church in New Philadelphia.
Art is survived by his children, Ann (Tom) West of Dundee, Alan (Diane) Sickinger and Mark (Barbara) Sickinger, both of New Philadelphia, and Eric Sickinger of Dover; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his brother, Bill (Linda) Sickinger of Delaware, OH.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in passing by his two sisters, Dorothy Sickinger and Sara Rich; and one brother, Robert Sickinger.
Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM with a service beginning at 2 PM. Cremation will follow through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or First Presbyterian Church, 217 East High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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First Presbyterian Church

217 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: June 5, 1928
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tom Patton posted on 12/10/18

Back in the fall of 2013 I bought the 1973 Argosy from Art. For me, that was the beginning of a very special friendship. I have kept a notebook over the past 5 years that it took me to restore the trailer, and I always took pictures to put in the notebook. When I had the picture printed off at the drug store I would have double prints made and would mail Art a set of them, along with a narrative of what was happening. I worked in the out-patient pharmacy at the hospital, and whenever Art came in for tests he would swing by the pharmacy and we would talk. I'd also stop by the house if I had questions and got to hear all about his airplanes and even got to tour the garage and climb the ladder to check out "The attic" that was up there. I remember the fun we had talking about the old, but completely intact, Japanese Fly Fishing Rod in the trailer! He would tell me about his service time and all his airplanes, as well as the truck camper he once built himself! On July 26th, 2018 I pulled the 95% completed trailer down to his home on Park Avenue to show him. We had a great time that day! I have those pictures in my notebook as well. We had so much fun together that day! Little did I know that would be the last time I would see him this side of heaven. I will miss him a lot, but every trip that my wife and I go on with that trailer, I will smile, think of Art, and thank him again for selling me the trailer, and for becoming such a good friend. Respectfully, Tom Patton

 

Annette Carrier posted on 12/9/18

My sincere condolences to the Sickinger family. I remember Art well from the airport days and always enjoyed listening to his stories. Annette Carrier

 

Martin and Lynda Richardson posted on 12/7/18

Art was a good and generous man. We are grieving along with all who were touched by his charm and good nature. Thank you Art for all the time you spent with us documenting grandma Clara Sickenger's family history. Wishing you "Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited". Martin and Lynda Richardson Westerville, Ohio

 

Tim Jones posted on 12/7/18

Mark and Barb, Eric, Alan, and Ann, I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing. Art always had the right tools to fix our bikes when we were kids. My most sincere condolences for your loss.

 

Kevin Krieger posted on 12/5/18

Godspeed, Art. You always welcomed me into your family. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

 

Mark behrendt posted on 12/5/18

We have such lovely memories of Art- he had such enthusiasm for life! Keeping the family in our prayers- Mark and Carolyn Behrendt

 

Carole Krieger posted on 12/4/18

Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad. I remember his humor and resourcefulness. He and my Dad got along well. Unfortunately, while he wanted to live to 100, God had other plans. Love to all of you and to your families.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 12/4/18

Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We worked with Art at Gradall. Vic and Judy Stull

 

James and Esther George posted on 12/4/18

Art and Rhoda were always good neighbors. Art was a patriot and a loyal citizen as well as a kind and thoughtful person. Condolences to his family and friends. Jim and Esther George, Bedford, Va.

 

Chris Dillon posted on 12/3/18

I'm sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you all

 

Michele Krieger Hubble posted on 12/3/18

So sad to lose Art, the last of our neighborhood dads. Our prayers are with the entire family.

 

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