Mr. Kenneth L. Flick
Mr. Kenneth L. Flick, age 87 years, died Dec. 26, 2011, in Erie, PA, of dementia and aspiration pneumonia.
Born March 24, 1924, in Saxonburg, PA, he was a son to the late Walter E. and Elma B. Love Flick.
He fought in WWII as a corporal in General Patton's First Battalion, 87th Infantry, in the anti-tank division and followed the troops into France and Germany after the invasion at Normandy. He earned the Purple Heart.
After the war he obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His career spanned 46 years working as a mechanical engineer in such companies as Carborundum in Pittsburgh, PA, and Drexal Manufacturing in Carrollton, OH, where he was plant manager, also in Malvern and Ravena, OH. He then joined the Veteran's Administration and worked as assistant chief, then chief engineer in Havre de Grace, MD, and Tucson, AZ, and Erie.
He was a Third Degree Mason and belonged to the Hobah Lodge of Brookville, PA. He enjoyed bass and fly-fishing and woodcarving and attended Realife Assembly of God.
He is survived by three children, Karen L. (Patrick) Ogrinc, of Hibbings, MN, Kathryn L. (John M. Bauman, D.O.), Flick, M.D., of Erie, PA; and Kenneth W. (Tracie) Flick, Groveport, OH; five grandchildren, Colleen Flick (Keith) Kaminski, Kristie and Kaitlynn Bauman, and Abby and Caleb Flick; a great granddaughter, Olivia Walker; two sisters, Avis (Merle) Watt, of Beaver, PA, and Pauline Thurau, New Brighton, PA; a brother, Dale (Amanda) Flick, Hampstead, NC; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Flick of Chicago, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude A. (Metzler) Flick in 2007; his son, Walter E. Flick, III; a brother, Robert Flick and his sister, Genevieve Bauman.
Visiting hours are Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th at Greengarden, Erie, PA, followed by a Masonic service. Funeral services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Realife Assembly of God, 3902 West 38th, Erie, PA. Interment with military honors will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.