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“I was a student of Mr. Schick in the late 70's at Elkton Middle School. I never would have taken Shop if it weren't required, but I am forever...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa (Marking)Julian - Finksburg, MD

“I have just learned of Bob's passing from the Transylvania University newsletter. He was the first person I knew when I came to Transylvania in 1962...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Giles Light - Bradenton, FL

“Mr. Schick was an amazing person and will be missed. He taught us many lessons about life in his time with us, I didn't know it at the time, but what...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Christie Pleger (Richards) - MD

“Mr. Schick was one of my teachers back in middle school! He was a great teacher who cared deeply about his community and students. He will be...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Crystal Green (wooler)

“Mary Kath, Tom & family - I am so sorry for your loss. You will have a rough road ahead but try to remember the good times and keep them close to...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Terri Grove - Perryville, MD

“I taught with Bob for many years. He was a friend as well as a colleague. My prayers are with his family at this sad time. ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Bowman Pasco - Bel Air, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family. We both were blessed to have worked with such a dedicated man. Tom and I will always remember Bob's...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Tom and Roberta Palmer - Laurel, DE

“Mr. Schick, as a teacher myself now I often think back on the many days in your metal shop classroom or hours in the early Sat morning recycling at...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Jennifer Osowski - Holly Springs, NC

“As a former student, it is with great sadness but warm remembrance that I have learned of Mr. Shick's passing. As a student at NEMS during the...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Brian Shertz - Elkton, MD

“He is part of my life story. I was an exchange student from Brazil that lived in his house for 6 months. He made me believe that is possible and very...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Cristina - Rio de Janeiro

“"Mr. Schick" brought out the best in our young peopleat NOrth East Middle school, during the difficult early teen years of their lives. I watched...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Veronica Dougherty - North East, MD

“Not many people have a lasting effect on a child. Mr Schick had forever changed who I had/or was to become! I will be forever grateful for that! ...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Kris Musselman - Rising Sun, MD

“Mr. Schick was the best teacher you will be missed. God bless ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Steve McGee - North East, MD

“I will never forget the first day of shop class. " Are you Run Gray's boy? ". It was all over after that, he knew he had to keep a close eye on me. ...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Mark Gray - Alexandria, VA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Colleen Chamberlain - Perryville

“Mr. Schick was one of my very favorite teachers at North East Middle. Some of his lessons have stuck with me in the trades over 30 years later, and...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Jonathan Roberts - Bensalem, PA

“Mr. Shick's industrial arts class at Elkton Middle School was a blast! All students, not just the boys, had to take this class. I learned practical...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Beth Boulden Moore - MD

“The best teacher anyone could ask for, he was wonderul & im sure will be missed by a great many. My sister and I both had him as our metal shop...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Rachael Caylak - NorthEast, MD

“I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Schick's passing. He was a great teacher and friend ! I still have the hammer and screwdriver that I made on the...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Hollenbaugh Sullivan - MD

“To the Schick Family: I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Schick's passing. I had the privilege of not only having him as my teacher but also as my...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Amy (Walker) Short - Elkton, MD

“Mr. Schick taught with brilliance, passion, joy, and love. Each student that entered his classroom left with a feeling of accomplishment and pride. I...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Terry Goodwin - North East, MD

“My prayers go out the family he was a great teacher ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Shawn - State college, PA

“My heartfelt condolences to your family. Mr. Schick was a great teacher, I loved him and he was always one of my favorite teachers. He always had a...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Wendy J Toney - Elkton, MD

“I was a student of Mr. Schick's back when it wasn't very popular for girls to be in shop. He was a wonderful teacher, mentor and person...I learned...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Kim Frantsi - Newark, DE

“To the family of Mr. Schick- I am saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Schick. Not only was a great teacher to me for three years but I had the...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Liz DiVirgilio-Bilinsky - Newark, DE

“we will remember Bob as a quiet patient man. His kindness extended to so many people We will be forever grateful for how he help care for Ted...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: David and Mary Beth Naggie - MD

“Wonderful teacher! Always putting his students 1st. Always had a smile and found the good in all of us. God Bless! ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Adana Marquess - Elkton, MD

“May Bob continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the days ahead, may fond remembrances of him comfort and...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Robert Wallace - Newark, DE

“I love you daddy. You have been my cheerleader as well as my rock. I will smile everyday at the thought of all the lives you touched. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Katharine hitchco - MD

Robert I. Schick, age 70, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Rising Sun, Maryland. Robert was born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1942 to the late Irvin G. Schick and Virginia Dix Schick.

A renowned educator, Bob taught "Shop" or Industrial Arts for 35 years in Cecil County Public School System. He was a member of Kiwanis International for over 10+ years and helped create the Kiwanis Kids in the Cecil County Schools. In teaching his students to be concerned citizens, he helped form the Recycling Program at the North East Middle School, for which he was nominated for the "Teacher of the Year" award and received Cecil County's "Most Beautiful Person" award.

He was a proud member of the VFW and American Legion. Robert enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his two sons Steven Kreek of Livermore, CA, William Thomas Schick and his wife Jennifer of Dover, DE, daughter Mary Katharine Hitchcock and husband Thomas of Northeast, MD and nine grandchildren; Jonathon Wood, Mary Carrick Jane Birdsall, Cameron Schick, Alexander Schick, Benjamin Schick, Madeline Schick, Daniel Schick, Josh Kreek and Ethan Kreek .

A Visitation will be held 6-8PM Monday April 22, 2013 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St, Elkton, MD 21921. A Service will be held 11AM on Tuesday April 23, 2013 where friends and family may call one hour prior. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church c/o R. T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911.