Robert "Bob" Asbury Hicks of Yardley, PA, and formerly of Canaan Street, Carbondale, PA, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. He was 95 years old.
Born in Honesdale, PA, to Robert and Anna Hoadley Hicks, Bob was the youngest of four children. He graduated from Honesdale High School in 1941 and went on to serve in World War II in the United States Air Force in 1942. Bob served with the distinction of Staff Sergeant and flew over 50 combat missions throughout the European theater. He was redeployed in Asia in 1944, where he flew in the ball turret of a B-24 bomber throughout the Himalayan Mountains. After the war, Bob worked with Eastman Kodak Co. ('41-'43), General Motors ('46-'51), and U.S. Steel ('51-'85).
Bob was a beloved father, husband, uncle, and grandfather.
Bob is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Golovko, and his son, Robert Hicks.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Roberts; children, Elizabeth "Liz" Hicks, Sophie (Trigger) Marchand, and Andrew "Andy" (Yvonne) Hicks; grandsons, Andrew and Seamus; and nieces and nephews, Allen, Aloris, Gary, and David.
The family would like to thank Trish and Coy at St. Mary's Hospital ICU for their exceptional, loving care of Bob.
A viewing and memorial service was held at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, PA on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7:00-8:45 p.m.
A memorial service will be held in Carbondale, PA with interment at Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart, PA, in May.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations were given to the American Legion.
Arrangements in Levittown and Carbondale were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.