On Monday, November 8, 2021, John Edward Fick Jr, age 88, of Boardman, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Canton, OH on June 20, 1933 to John Edward, Sr. and Lois (Pence) Fick.
John was a caring and loving man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. Carol was the love of his life and they were married for 53 years. They were best friends doing everything together.
John was very forgiving, had no ego, and liked to joke with a dry sense of humor. He was selfless and always put himself second.
John portrayed a true gentleman with a loving heart. He supported St. Jude Children’s Hospital, veterans organizations and various animal charities.
As a humble and virtuous man, John lived his life by example. Cerebral Palsy never stopped him from living an active and wonderful life. During his youth, others always told him the things he couldn’t do. Despite this, John loved sports and participated in basketball and track.
As an adult, he enjoyed traveling, boating, golfing, bowling, cars as well as making stained glass windows and lamps.
John was an avid sports fan but especially enjoyed watching football, basketball, soccer, and golf. He usually found a way to root for the underdog. His favorite teams were the Browns, Cavs, and Georgia Bulldogs.
John worked at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company as a claims manager.
During his senior years, John endured much physical pain but always found a way to appreciate life. Despite his struggles, he always chose the path of happiness.
John is survived by his wife, Carol Fick; son, Steve (Vivian) Fick, granddaughters, Victoria (Michael) Daigle and Alexandra Fick, great-grandchildren, Sofia, Sebastian, and Benjamin, all of Florida; son, Paul (Alec) Fick and granddaughter, Sarah, all of New Hampshire; daughter, Holly (Mark) Robison of Cincinnati; son, Robert (Kelly) Fick and grandchildren, Zoey and Carter, all of Boardman; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Fick of Mentor and grandchildren, Paul Baker, Wendy Fick (fiance, Lou Sapic), and Amanda Christensen, great-grandchildren, Tyler, Nevada, Zachary, Chris, and great-great-grandchild, Mila Rose. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, John.
Private family services are being held.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in John Fick's name to the Mahoning County Special Olympics. Checks may be made payable to: Mahoning County DD Special Olympics and sent to Mahoning County DD Special Olympics, Attn: Treasurer, 5132 South Turner Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting cremateohio.com.
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