FARMINGTON - Robert H. Flick, 82, of Farmington, passed peacefully on March 4, 2014, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Caledonia, N.Y., the youngest of eight children to James G. and Mary E. (Work) Flick. He was a graduate of Griffith Institute, Springville, N.Y., and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, earning a degree in industrial arts. Bob later graduated from NYU with a master's degree in guidance and continued education in administration.
He was a veteran and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Penfield High School in New York where he served as the school principal.
Bob enjoyed his retirement years in Maine where he devoted countless volunteer hours to organizations that improved the quality of life in the western Maine mountains. He was a former member of Shorey Chapel, Industry, and was an active member of Old South Congregational Church, Farmington. He was past president of the Clearwater Lake Association (CLIA), was a member and past president of the Farmington Historical Society and a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He belonged to the Farmington American Legion and volunteered at Franklin Memorial Hospital for 10 years. A devoted advocate for the needs of children, he enjoyed serving as a director of the RSU 9 School Board.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Connors) Flick, whom he married at Old South on Aug. 21, 1955; their children, J. Mitchell Flick, and his wife, Melissa Norton, of Mount Vernon, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Pope, and her husband, Douglas, of Warren, Edward H. Flick, of Farmington, and Timothy C. Flick, of Sabattus; two grandsons, Tristan E. Pope, of Owls Head, and Collin V. Pope, of South Portland; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Rubenstein, Margaret Barton and Eleanor Reynolds; one brother, James Flick, and his wife, Mary Jane; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; and three sisters, Dorothy Jane Glendenning, Ruth Mitchell and Marjorie Lango.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road (U.S. Route 2 and Route 27), Farmington. Public memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Old South Congregational Church, Main Street, Farmington. Following services, all are welcome to attend a comfort reception in the church vestry, hosted by the Old South Hospitality Committee. His family suggests that those wishing may consider remembrance gifts to any of the various organizations that he supported. Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com. Spring committal services will be at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington.