1931 – 2014

FARMINGTON – Robert H. Flick, 82, of Farmington, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 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 masters degree in guidance and continued education in administration.

He was a veteran and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. 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; 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 Mt. Vernon; Mary Elizabeth Pope “Beth” 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 S. 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.

Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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